Excerpt: It’s odd. Spring is here, and so are blue skies and warmer temperatures. Certainly not the makings for Hell freezing over. But that’s what I thought would happen last year when the Boston Red Sox finally won the World Series. Instead, they return in 2005 to defend their title, as does MVP Baseball 2005 as one of the best all-around baseball games. Visually, things are great once again. The ballparks look amazing, as do the animations for the players.
Excerpt: For those who might have missed out on playing past versions of MVP Baseball, one of the biggest things that the series introduced to the genre (and can now be seen in other games like 989's MLB 2006 and Take Two's MLB 2K5) was the pitching meter. This pitching meter, when mastered, enabled pitchers to paint the corners of the plate and change speeds based on the timing of button presses.
Conclusion: EA fixed most everything wrong with MVP 2004 while enhancing the all around touch and feel of the game. The sights, the sounds, the atmosphere, itâ€™s all beautifully executed. I canâ€™t put it down.
Excerpt: It seems the baseball off-season was almost as active as the gaming winter. After EA bought the rights to the NFL and obtained the ESPN publishing rights, Take-Two bought the rights to baseball, making this the final MVP for a long time to come. However, this is probably the best baseball game you will ever see. The interface is the best, gameplay is the most realistic, and has depth like you cannot believe. The total baseball experience is all on one disc.
Excerpt: MVP Baseball 2005 doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. EA Sports has simply taken last year's game, improved it in myriad ways, and then tacked on a few new features to make the end result that much more appealing. Some of these upgrades are significant, such as the addition of an ownership-based franchise mode and the inclusion of single-A minor league teams, not to mention the ability to finally be able to set up custom tournaments in the online mode (in the PlayStation...
Excerpt: Baseball w naszym kraju kojarzy się głównie z kibicami piłkarskimi, którzy używają kija baseballowego jako głównego argumentu w niekończącej się dyskusji o wyższości jednego klubu nad drugim. Mimo to baseball nie jest sportem całkowicie nieznanym w naszym kraju – jest kilka klubów sportowych, w których uprawia się tę dyscyplinę i być może kiedyś zyska ona większą popularność.