Summary: Well, let my start by saying this game should not be bought by anyone at any price. The game play is completely unrealistic. For some reason, it's easier to get a hit off of Pedro or the Rocket than off of some loser like Pettitte. You can NEVER walk, making it less fun, and there is no way to bunt for a base hit. You can't move in the batter's box without starting the runners sometimes thanks to the direction you move, and occasionally the game freezes up.
Summary: Being the fact this game had some pretty mixed reviews, I decided to buy it and see for myself. It's terrible! The only redeeming quality of this game is the stadium graphics (not the player graphics). The no-brainer pitching/hitting graph makes it impossible not to hit the ball every time. In All-Star mode, I hit three home runs in a row and the score was like 11-5 in the first inning (I'd hate to play a full game in Rookie mode).
Summary: I bought this game looking for a good baseball game to play. First off I popped it in and and the graphics were pretty good. The interface with the seasons and trading players needs work, it just lets you get the players you want, but it does say "Thats not a fair trade."????? Okay then I got into the game. The graphics were good. Thats where my praise ends. The Announcing is terrible, I can't stand it.
Summary: This game is not like the rest of triple plays. The ball cusor and the base running is horrible. It becomes easier for you to hit the ball while playing head to head. The pitcher loses all power of out smarting and out playing your partner. The base running give you the player about 25%of control of your base runners. The tend to steal and advance to the next base without any command giving the defense the free will to threw you out with ease.
Great graphics, marginal gameplay, batting cursor must go!
16 July 2001
Summary: ... ... ...I bought TP and was very impressed by the graphics, which blows away its competition, but the gameplay needs work. What EA really needs is to make the batting cursor/visible strike zone OPTIONAL. For a beginner, this would come in handy, but for hardcore baseball fans and gamers, the batting cursor/visible strike zone must go. It's too easy to hit the ball! That's no fun. As a result, boredom is inevitable and replay value is low.
Summary: When you swing the bat, your player disappears. The graphics are loafin'. This game seems rushed and underdeveloped, and the gameplay is not compelling. Especially in light of the excellence you expect from EA based on Madden. I would avoid this game as you will ultimately be disappointed; wait for the next installment. Wiffle ball is way more fun.
Summary: The Good: The game has good graphics, and is somewhat fun to play, if you are interested in mounting massive offensive statistics...its pretty hard to lose. I lost the first game I played, and have now one the next 38. The Bad: The Commentary. The comments are good, except they come at the wrong time. Things like "A great Hit by *", on a ground ball to second. "That was a routine play" on a ball pulled back from over the wall.
Summary: First of all (let's get this out of the way) the game looks unbelievable! The renderings of Safeco and PacBell are spectacular, and there are details on the players uniforms (when they get dirty, they stay dirty, a la Madden) that are cool. The pitches move realistically (Leiter's slider moves a little differently than Hampton's for example), and the in-between-pitches movement and cutscenes are nice (a little repetitious, though).
Summary: I've been playing Triple Play Baseball since the 1998 edition. Each year as baseball season rolls around, I've been duped (yes, duped) into buying the latest edition of Triple Play baseball. Never again. Now, let me say this: if you're not a true, diehard fan of the national pastime, if you don't get goosebumps at the conclusion of the of the Star Spangled Banner, if the thought of a dog and a beer and the pastoral pleasures of a 2-1 pitchers' duel don't appeal to you,...
Summary: I was totally dissapointed with this game. It may look good but the animations are unfinshed and the fielding crude. Wait till SEGA writes a baseball game for PS2 they have always made the best baseball games. World Series 98 is WAY better than this half baked attempt at a great game.