Summary: My son just got this for Christmas. Yesterday he could not hit the ball if his life depended on it. Today, he took the motion detector off and he seems to hit it better. He played for about 15 min. Then changed to something different. He said all you do is hit the ball....then he laughed. It's like going to the batting cages, you just hit balls. So he likes it for hitting but would prefer a little more versatility to the batting component.
Great...as long as you go in with the right expectations
6 November 2010
Summary: I love baseball. As most baseball fans, I've dreamed of walking up to the plate with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth and crushing the game-winning home run. I'll never know this feeling in real life, of course, but that's what video games are for. Last time I looked for a batting cage in my town, I found that almost every one close to me has closed down, and the ones that are still open are an hour away. And they cost a ton of money.
Summary: I actually am a baseball player and for the sake of giving a point of reference to this review (and not for the sake of tooting my own horn, which would be meaningless here anyway) I am a very good contact hitter in real life. I know all about hitting and pitching. So, naturally, when this game came out and claimed to be a batting practice sim using Wii Motion Plus, I got all excited. I've put in about 20-30 minutes a night, almost every night, for the last three months.
Summary: I buy alot of stuff of amazon and this is the first review I have ever left....but i felt compelled to do so. This game is horrible....I agree with everything previous reviewer said....nothing about this is like swinging a bat. Shame on Konami for such a terrible release....the only reason it got 1 star is because i had to leave something!!!!!
Summary: This game is good for people like me who just want to swing the the bat. Its a lot of fun and it helps me take some steam off. My biggest problem is that I have to hold the B button while swinging. It causes me to hold the "bat" in an unnatural way. Special tips in enjoying this product: Even though this game is Wii motion plus-compatable, its best to play it WITHOUT the motion-plus setting.
Summary: This game is billed as a training type game that simulates real batting. There is no way to hit the ball without incorrect swings, and as such, we've traded it in locally. It is inaccurate, and definitely does not help improve your swing...further, it is NOT fun, as you have no chance of hitting with a correct stride and swing. Not good at all.