Summary: My 8 year old thinks it is the worst game he ever played. Luckily, we got it from Gamefly so we didn't waste our money. We just ordered Mario Super Sluggers, which he loves. This game caused a lot of frustration. He couldn't even finish the game.
Summary: My 5-yr-old got this game for Christmas, and it's been a favorite every since then. You can play an exhibition game (1 or 2 player), a World Series game, practice via specific training events, or compete in Skills Challenge events. The difficulty level is perfect for his age, as he was able to learn the game quickly and yet still have room to grow and new skills to master.
Summary: I am not a hard core gamer. I just love baseball and enjoy "playing" on occasion. I rented a few baseball games before buying this one. It's childish, but it didn't require hours and hours of learning to have fun with. The other more complex games just weren't fun because there were so many elements to learn. This game is simple, quick to learn, and not frustrating. I also don't like games with a bunch of power moves that make it unrealistic.
Summary: This game is ideal for the miniature baseball fanatic in the family. I don't think you can control the action as much as you can in other Wii baseball games. But for kids under 12, it is great fun. They can spend more time playing than reading the manual and trying to figure out how to do things. I enjoy the fact that it features kids as the stars. It allows my son to dream about the day he gets to the Little League World Series, and he is featured in the game.