Summary: Unfortunately, this game is critically flawed. Basic baseball things can't be done. No check swings or wild pitches. I had a game in 1992 call Hardball II that could do these things. And it was on a single floppy. Can't tag a runner on a base line. If you want to switch positions of players while in the game... something that is done often in the real MLB to accomadate a change, is not possible. These are basic baseball realities that any descent game should have.
Summary: Why don't these companies give the game to even one fan before they release the game? The manual for this game is non existant so you have to guess how to play. Apparently there are "fantasy" players like Babe Ruth, I have no idea how to unlock them. Ok, 5 man pitching roster sucks. You have to warm up your bullpen but it takes a whole inning and you can't stall like in real life. You can't put in new players.
Don't Get Ripped Off... Save Your Money For Better Games!!!
BOO 989 Sports "Not Happy", Amazon
6 August 2004
Summary: There once was a boy who just saved up enough money to buy one video game for his PS2 that he recently received for his birthday. This boy was a baseball fanatic, so he decided to buy MLB 2005 based on these reviews and other sources. The boy rushed to his PS2 and popped in the game as soon as he got home from the store. His smiling face quickly diminished to a frown. "I WASTED MY MONEY ON THIS CRAP!!" the boy exclaimed. This is a true story. The boy was me.
Summary: THis is one of the worst MLB games i Have ever played. THe graphics are ok but the gameplay stinks. Every time you hit the ball in the air it looks like it bounced first. it is very hard to hit the ball. The only good thing about the game is in franchise mode you actually control everything in the stadium. you decide how many shops and vendors there are, what transportation the team uses and so on.