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: This game is very underrated from the reviews I have read. I would give it a perfect rating if not for the lack of off the field managing. The only problem I have with the entire game is the lack of injuries, no disabled list and you only get a 25 man roster (no triple A teams and a very small bench) The game play itself is tremendous, the scoring is realistic and the computer doesn't just score on homers, they will bunt runners over and score from 2nd on singles.
Summary: I was about to buy this game until I actually played it at the store. The graphics were worse in this then in MLB 99 for the PS1. The gameplay was however pretty good and realistic. But insted of wasting 50 bucks on this buy Triple Play 2002 its a 100 times better.
Summary: We purchased this game in high anticipation...and found that our PS2 system could not recognize/read the CD. We returned it for a replacement at a major retailer and the replacement CD had the same problem. I think there is a quality issue with 3DO's manufacturing process and I fear purchasing any more of their products because it is so hard to return games. Fortunately, the store agreed to give us a store credit to buy something else when we returned the second copy.
Summary: High Heat 2003 for the PS2 is a great baseball video game, despite the lack of a Franchise mode which is the biggest problem with this game. I am used to playing Sega's World Series Baseball series on the Dreamcast and personally think both series' are basically equal except that High Heat's Franchise mode is a little more in-depth. Graphically this game is awesome. The players look like the real life players and their pitching styles and batting stances are head on.