Summary: Our kids 10 and 8 have loved playing this game. They have had other computer baseball games but are really enjoying Backyard Baseball. They especially enjoy playing with "real" players. They get a kick out of hitting a homerun with Ortiz... I don't know how the technical side is as my husband, the "expert" in these kinds of games hasn't had a chance to have a sit down to explore the game, but the kids think it's great!
Summary: Great job! Well worth picking up. I purchased for my 8 yr old son and he has not stopped playing it. Great graphics (remember this is a DS not a PS3), sound is better then what one of the review sites suggested, nothing fantastic, but good enough. Well thought out game attributes such as the base overlay. Being a veteran baseball video game junkie, I gave it a whirl, and found a challenge to be had at the hard level.