Conclusion: For Inside Pitch 2003 it is a case of, one, two, three strikes. Yer out! The game is off in so many areas that Microsoft should have kept it off the shelves and revamped it for a 2004 version.
Excerpt: It was a sunny afternoon in Florida, as hard-throwing A.J. Burnett took to the mound for my Marlins’ home opener at Pro Player Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies were in town for a three-game set and it didn’t take long for the visitors to get on the board as Jim Thome smacked a two-run shot to deep...
Excerpt: > Microsoft's first baseball game finally hits home and its out of the park. This Xbox exclusive's real draw is its the only baseball game out with Xbox Live support. I've always been a big fan of baseball and baseball games and this game really does it justice.
Summary: I’m a huge Dodger fan. Strike that, I’m a huge baseball fan. I’m a purist at heart, I think that it’s pitching and not hitting that wins games. Strikeouts, not homeruns that keep the fans glued to their seats. No-hitters, not three homerun games, keep me coming back for more.
Excerpt: With all of the recent success game developers have discovered in online sports-gaming it came as a shock to most that not one of the initial baseball titles released would include online head-to-head play.
Conclusion: Microsoft is no stranger to sports video games, having already established its NFL Fever and NBA Inside Drive series. Being a rookie in the baseball gaming field, however, it will be worth seeing how Inside Pitch 2003 handles the pressure.