Reviews and Problems with Little League World Series Baseball 2009
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Wii Review - 'Little League World Series Baseball 2009'
6 August 2009
Summary: Little League World Series Baseball 2009 is a natural progression for the series, offering Little Leaguers and their families more features and refined, accessible gameplay. Players will have the chance to become a LLWSB Champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition modes.
Little League World Series Baseball 2009 review (WII)
2 August 2009
Excerpt: doesn't seem to have changed much. You still control most of the important bits with the 'A' button and furious Wii Remote waggles. You still start a game out with mild swings—because that's all that is strictly necessary—and finish it up with wild convulsions that are enough to nearly put an arm out of socket because of their ferocity.
Excerpt: , a cartoonish Wii baseball title aimed primarily at kids. I chastised that game for an overall lack of polish, including the embarrassing "World Champion Red Sox" video that seemed left over from 2008. It was almost as if the producers said, "eh, kids won’t know any better.
Pros: Tournament mode., Customization options., Real Little League touches.
Cons: Clunky and uninspired controls., Occasional slowdown., Could be more authentic to the sport.
Kid baseball slides into home with simple controls.
Common Sense Media
9 June 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this family-friendly take on the baseball genre is a fun and exciting game for kids of all ages. The controls for the title can be customized for any level of player, and the game lengths are not so long as to bore gamers. Featuring highly exaggerated cartoon character designs, the game injects fun into big hits, great catches, and even adds a small minigame when sliding into bases.
Conclusion: Here's a case where being faithful to the license hasn't helped the game in anyway. Sticking way too literally to the idea of the Little League World Series means there's hardly enough "game" here to interest any adult looking for baseball action, while the complexity of the pitching controls might be enough to turn off kids who like the anime looks of the game.