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: 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.
Summary: I haven't played this game, but my older brother has. Now, I have played the High Heat 2002, and I hear the new no one is much better than the current one, but they never changed the season! So, since he bought it in St. Louis, we can't return it. Other than that flaw, I think it is a great game.
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: Well first of all let me say that this game for the PS2 does not have the best graphics, however really fun. The only real problem I have with the game is the schedule! did anyone bother to bring up a Red Sox schedule before making this game? c'mon 3DO you guys a supposed to be pros here. Other than that Pitching is great, hitting is a little more realistic, still a little easy to hit a homerun though.
Summary: Okay, I'll admit it: this looks an awful lot like a really good PS One game. But great graphics don't make a great game; check out All-Star Baseball 2003 if you don't believe me. (Better yet, DON'T. I should have known better than to play a game sponsored by a Yankee!) The bottom line is, games should be FUN, and High Heat delivers it in spades.
With this one, I can see myself playing a whole season.
Nathan L. Kraft "Krafty", Amazon
18 March 2002
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: 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.