Excerpt: Picking a Sports
title that you will enjoy is a tough one. The genre is plagued with
garbage, and you never really know if you’ll like it unless you play
it. One usually becomes a fan of a series of sports games and doesn’t
stray from buying those every year. I actually haven’t gone out to buy
a baseball game since All Star Baseball was first coming around.
Excerpt: Do not buy this game if you respect yourself and the game of baseball. Assuming you have played MVP Baseball 2004 for consoles and PC, the PSP version of MVP is an exact port of MVP 2004 with the first patch that came out for the PC and PS2 console. It has outdated rosters (The same rosters 2005 for consoles and PC SHIPPED with) and cannot be updated via infrastructure mode.
Excerpt: I picked up a copy of EAs latest major league baseball game (named MVP Baseball) for my PlayStation Portable. Ive always enjoyed EA sports games over the years because they would always go into great detail toward the players, stadiums, situations and additional game features. After picking up MVP Baseball, I was hoping that all of that great detail that I enjoy so much about EAs sports games could be brought over to the PSP.
Excerpt: A few month's after Sony's baseball offering, MLB , EA is entering the pennant chase with it's own baseball game, MVP Baseball . Like it's competitor, MVP is a tweaked down version of the PS2 version of the same game. Whereas Sony's offering pulled out many of the more cosmetic aspects of the game, MVP keeps that stuff in and instead removes a few of the game's deeper play modes. Graphically, MVP Baseball is about as close as you can get to the PS2 version on a handheld.
Excerpt: MVP Baseball for the PSP is missing some of the features that made the game so appealing on the PlayStation 2, such as the franchise mode, minor-league teams, and online play. Furthermore, while the PSP game has the same stadium graphics and all the sweet player animations that made the PS2 game so much fun to watch, the overall frame rate and polygon count have both suffered in the transition. Basically, this version of MVP Baseball feels unpolished and rushed.
Pros: Authentic pace and plays, Huge variety of different play animations, You can control literally everything, Nonstop play-by-play, Loads of unlockable jerseys and players
Cons: Choppy animation, No franchise or online modes, Game stalls briefly during cutaways, Low poly count compared to PS2 version
Excerpt: I have never been a fan of the great American pastime. I wanted to expand my horizons with MVP Baseball for the PSP. Baseball, to me, has always been boring to watch and only slightly fun to play. Baseball video games are probably my preferable choice when it comes to anything baseball, but EA Sports' MVP Baseball on the PSP is not really the best way to go.
Conclusion: Graphically this game is not all that spectacular either, and that is mainly due to the poor looking character models that I thought were some of the worst I had seen on the PSP. I was honestly extremely disappointed with how the game was presented; it looked as though it had been rushed all over the graphical department. The environments were a little bit better than the character models, and the game’s animations were lack luster as well.