Summary: With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before.
Summary: I say rent the game and see if it’s your cup of tea, but if you can get into it, this game will provide you with many hours of addictive fun. It’s a wonderful title and a great bang for the buck.
Pros: -Plenty of gameplay modes., -Multiplayer is addictive., -“Cute” graphical style.
Cons: -Too easy in most cases., -Outfield AI is terrible with the motion control setup., -No online multiplayer or leaderboards.
Excerpt: I am a firm believer in the old adage, “never judge a book by its cover,” and in few places in the gaming world have I seen the phrase more applicable than in the MLB Power Pros franchise. Despite its childish exterior, Konami’s MLB Power Pros 2008 is one of the most full-featured and complete arcade baseball games out there, and by adding rpg elements to a sports title, is also one of the most unique.
Excerpt: your father’s baseball game -- do not be mistaken by the bobble-head characters, which for the record have more personality than any realistic looking character model I’ve seen in a game. After loading up the game and playing through it many times, I've realized once again that this game is still a fantastic baseball simulation.
Pros: Single player modes have depth., Presentation/graphics contain lots of charm., Tons of options to tweak the game.
Cons: Announcer is awful., Rosters not up to date., No online play.
Summary: MLB Power Pros 2008 is a game made for nostalgic players and those looking for something different. The game may be just an update to last year's edition and we'd love to see some additions to next year's offering that takes better of advantage of the Nintendo Wii hardware. Some added waggle play would be appreciated as well as more of a graphical punch.
Excerpt: When I think of what a videogame version of baseball is I think of realistic graphics and sound, team management, stat tracking and many other things associated with bringing the "Great American Past Time" to life. So needless to say, when I was offered the opportunity to review MLB Power Pros 2008 for the Nintendo Wii I didn't know what I was getting into given that the outside of the box is filled with cute "Mii" like video game representations of real life baseball...