Connor Keefe-real name "Music lover and indep..., amazon.ca
25 April 2004
Summary: I recently tried out ASB 2005. Before that, I had been playing EA's MVP Baseball for about a month. Maybe that is why ASB seems so horrible to me, because it does not even compare in any way to MVP. First of all, the good things about ASB are the "This week in baseball" feature and the franchise mode seems impressive, but the most important thing, the gameplay, is absolutley pitiful. It is impossible to field ground balls. Almost everything gets through the infield.
Summary: From Streets of LA, where a Dragon pops out in the middle of a game, to Tony Hawks skateboarding every game Acclaim makes is a miserable failure. This was no different. The crowd is not only 2-D, but it is so blurry you can barley make it out. The ball move faster than the speed of light, and the runners run at a 100 miles an hour, making this game unrealistic.
Summary: This game is poor at best. The graphics are miserable compared to MVP 2004, so bad that the baseball cards you're supposed to collect are nearly unreadable, even when you zoom in to view them. Navigation between modes/screens is long and tedious. The gameplay is also unenjoyable. Fielding is slow, and hitting is more complex than it needs to be.
Summary: do not play this game its sucks medium is too hard and easy is WAY too easy. Fielding is impossible because the player will not automatically catch the ball if they are standing in the catching area. Too many doubles by the computer. The computer will NEVER swing at any balls.