Summary: About as close as you can come to stepping onto the baseball field. It still amazes me the company (3DO) who produced the High Heat games went out of business. It must have been due to poor business management because it sure wasn't because of their game quality. If you can find this on ebay, snag it up. You'll love it.
Summary: As a person who spent years playing nothing but the Triple Play series, it was hard for me to switch to something different. But, EA sports made it an easier decision by pretty much ruining Triple Play. So, I now had to find a replacement. All-Star Baseball was just too hard... maybe I was too dumb, but I just couldn't figure it out. So, I tried High Heat 2003. At first, I was disappointed with HH 2003 as well. But then I found this feature called the "Tuning Menu".
Summary: I don't doubt that this may be the best baseball game for PS2 and standing alone I would have given the game 4 stars, but compared to last year there is little improvement. High Heat 2002 was a great game for its game play, but had horrible graphics and some kinks to work out. 3DO did little to improve the game. There are some improvements from last year however, most noticable is the improved look of the players, 3DO added a little more detail.
With this one, I can see myself playing a whole season.
Nathan L. Kraft "Krafty", Amazon
19 March 2003
Summary: I've already read a bunch of reviews on the pros and cons of this game. Here's some comments I'd like to make that may or may not have been overlooked. I'm used to the All-Star Baseball series and that means I'm used to never drawing a walk. The pitchers in those games never threw a 3-2 ball...at least that's what I remember...someone may correct me. With this game, you'll see that happen more often and it's very refreshing.
Summary: First off, let me say it, this game rules. Second, to EA: Your constant dragging...baseball games have forced me to go with the 'ol 3DO, who's games aren't as detailed but still manage to satisfy even the most tough to please gamer. It obviously seems that the folks at EA don't care about satisfying baseball fans, they care about graphics. High Heat has changed my outlook entirely on baseball games.
Summary: After playing this game for the first time, I loved it. The gameplay is great, the stadiums are great, and the players are fantastic. High Heat beats out it's competitors by far. I have yet to play All-star b-ball, but it's better than triple play and MLB. Triple Play is immpossable to hit a ground ball and get on base. It's either a home run, and out, or a double. Also in TP, You can not get a double play if your life depended on it.
Summary: High Heat 2002 was a "not very well crafted" baseball game with extraordinary gameplay that is so realistic that you almost feel as if you're witnessing the game first hand. Half of the statistics were horribly flawed and some(saves) were not even recorded. The commentary had major problems, the game froze from time to time during saving, some of the player movements were choppy, no create a player option, and the graphics were mediocre at best.