Excerpt: Another addition to this year's list of PS2 baseball simulations, EA's Triple Play 2002 falls short of that description, and hopes to convey the sport better in a more arcade-styled manner. Depending on your preference of baseball titles, TP2002 will fall short of most expectations and provide a very inaccurate, offense-inflated depiction. The series used to represent the epitome of baseball titles back on the original Playstation.
Conclusion: I give this game a solid overall score because it's a very entertaining baseball arcade experience. I have played all three PS2 baseball games and TP is by far the most entertaining in terms of scoring a lot of runs, racking up a lot of strikeouts, and looking at eye candy. To hold TP to a simulation-standard would be putting it in the wrong genre. I think that there are some gameplay problems that need to be worked out (GET RID OF THE SPRINT BUTTON!
Excerpt: Updated 2/23/02 Xbox MOVIES [ 1 , 2 , 3 , ( 4a , 4b ), , ( 5a , 5b )] Xbox Screens(27) Xbox Screens(24) PS2 Screens(8) Xbox Screens(8) Step up to the plate and swing for the fences with Triple Play 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The action on the field comes to life with real player models and dramatic out-of-play sequences, giving players the chance to experience big game moments such as a game-winning hit or a key strikeout.
Excerpt: For the most part this year, I have been very impressed with EA Sports' graphics. That is, until I played Triple Play Baseball . I haven't seen graphics this generic since I played baseball games on my Sega Genesis. The stadiums weren't completely accurate, including the absence of Bernie Brewer's Slide at Miller Park. Also, the stadiums themselves looked more like 2-Dimensional backdrops.
Conclusion: Let's start with the most important building block, the game play. For the most part it is very stable, the only times of slow down for scanning is in natural gaps in play and then it is only momentary (i.e. the moment before a batter steps into the box or a natural breath before the next pitch). It is well timed so it’s not disruptive.
Excerpt: To this date, games based on America's favorite past-time still don't get the recognition that they deserve. Games like Triple Play and All-Star Baseball have received their fair share of good reviews in the past on the Playstation and N64, but their sales weren't incredible. Baseball just doesn't seem to have the intensity that a sport like hockey or basketball does, yes, there can be tense moments during a baseball game, but the tension can be turned into boredom for...
Conclusion: It's more of the same for the Triple Play franchise. The latest version of the game suffers from a poor control scheme and sketchy fielding. This arcade title lacks the depth of simulation-based baseball games and ultimately strikes out.