Excerpt: Acclaim produced one of the N64's best sports games when it released All-Star Baseball 2001 last year. Hopes were high that they could recapture that magic on the PS2. They did a good job in most areas, but a few things were left unfinished.
Summary: This is by no means a true baseball
simulation. If you want a arcade style game... you're better off with Triple Play
honestly. I'm told by other members on the Gyeah Staff (Namely Vigilante) that HH2002 is
the way to go. So perhaps you should try that route. Don't buy this game and let Acclaim
pretend their garbage is on par. Or we'll see the same crap next year... and I'll be here
to review it.
Pros: Awesome Pitching Interface/control, Create-A-Player Options are nice
Cons: Homeruns are a little easy to come by., "Easy batting" is not so... You have no control and will strike out more often than when using the "advanced" cursor
Excerpt: In past years, Acclaim has not been well known for their graphics in sports, so I wasn't really expecting much from this department. However, I must say I was fairly impressed with the debut of All-Star Baseball 2002 . The overall look of the game was what caught my eye. Stadiums were mimicked to perfection, complete with the waterfalls in Kauffman Stadium and Bernie Brewer's Slide in Miller Park.
Conclusion: All-Star Baseball 2002 for the PS2 is a decent, but not great, baseball title. The batting and pitching interfaces are good, as is the statistical engine. The graphics are clean, but camera flaws ruin the fielding in the game. If you're a sim fanatic, the game will surely disappoint. However, if you like more of an arcade baseball game, then All-Star Baseball 2002 certainly may make you happy.
Excerpt: Originally exclusive to the Nintendo 64, All Star Baseball is one magnificent series of baseball games. Acclaim's first attempt at a baseball game proved to be better than anything out there. All Star Baseball featured decent 64-bit visuals and excellent baseball gameplay, with simulation aspects far above any other baseball title. Triple Play, while a great looking game, leaned more towards arcade and pseudo gameplay, with its homer-happy batting system.
Excerpt: Baseball fans can thank god that Acclaim realises that the sport is enjoyed outside the United States, albeit by a minority. While both 3DO and Electronic Arts' titles aren't going to make it to Australia, Acclaim's
Excerpt: C'est un pari risqué que tente ici Acclaim en nous proposant une simulation de Baseball, un sport mythique aux Etats-Unis mais qui reste assez peu populaire chez nous. Quoi qu'il en soit voici un jeu ambitieux mais néanmoins sans concurrence et si l'on peut se réjouir pour les fans de ce sport on peut toutefois reprocher une réalisation en demi teinte et un principe de jeu qui restera obscur pour le novice.