Conclusion: 989 Sports has finally started trying again. They have given us a game that is solid both on and off the field. Now if there were only a good way to interact with this engine we'd be all set. Let's see what happens next year.
Excerpt: If I rated games solely on the opening video/music montage, MLB would get a 10. You can’t beat opening moments that feature Jane’s Addiction mixed with Jim Edmonds. Once you get into the game, you are treated to simple controls that are easy to grasp but in-depth enough that you have almost full...
Excerpt: If you were a serious baseball gamer last year, you probably couldn’t avoid the justified hatred issued towards MLB 2004. Personally, I just couldn’t get around some of the control issues and graphical blunders that were rife throughout the title, and that was some of the issues thrown out by the...
Excerpt: Wow! By now, it's no secret to anyone that 989 Studios' sports franchises could use a little work. In the days of the original PlayStation, 989 was one of the big boys on the block when it came to sports games. Past success has been hard to duplicate in the era of the PS2.
Excerpt: Da Introduction: If you’re a baseball fan you’re gonna love what Sony’s brought to the plate in this one! You’ll need to rely on your “feel” for the game when pitching and batting as the vibrations of your controller guide you.
Excerpt: The new Major League Baseball season is well underway and this means that a new crop of video game titles based on America's favorite pastime have arrived. For years, 989 Sports has seen an enormous amount of criticism for the vast majority of titles they have released.
Excerpt: Forget everything you remember about previous 989 games, MLB 2005 is a brand new bag. Sony has given the team at 989 a bigger team, more time and a bigger budget, and they are making the most of this opportunity.
Excerpt: 989 Sports has been around the Sony Playstation and Playstation 2 since their inception. Kudos should be given to Sony for staying with the development house and giving them the opportunity to succeed; even when reviews have usually been average or below average.