Summary: this game lets you do almost everything. the only bad things about the game is that when you are on defense, somtimes your players would dive when you dont want them too. it doesnt happen all the time, just about once a game, which can lead to extra bases for the hitter. another thing is that most of the hitters have the same batting stance. the goods of the game. full swing control.
Summary: But, people are leaving out major, dumb things EA messed up on. First off, the fielding. You can play with manual fielding, but you CANNOT manually dive for balls or climb the fence to rob homeruns. To me, that is flat-out pitiful. I get the feeling, they will change that for the next version. Also, as someone mentioned, the ball hardly ever goes into the fielder's glove, yet you still make the catch. Graphically, that's a downside.
Summary: There were two reasons why i bought an Xbox: 1.I was tired of fooling with the computer and the computer games. Instead of spending [the money] to upgrade my computer, I bought an Xbox which is as close to computer a game console will get. 2.I wanted to buy a quality Baseball game. I am happily satisfied with my Xbox and MVP Baseball 2003. This game is lots of fun. It has great graphics and sound. The gameplay is exciting and engaging. Best of all, no batting cursors!
Summary: This game can be frustrating at first, but once you play it a for a while the game play begins to get more realistic, especially if you make use of the numerous game options such as eliminating the indicators that make pitching too easy (especially the vibration feedback). Hitting is especially difficult at first, but after you adjust it turns out to be pretty realistic overall.
Summary: This game is not that great at all. I was very disappointed overal, being a huge EA Sports fan. I would wait till May when Microsofts Inside Pitch comes out. It is sure to be the best Baseball game out for the xbox thus far. I havent really been to happy with any of this years baseball games so far.
Summary: I'm pleased to see EA listened to the feedback from last year and made some important fixes. I've played 12 games to get the feel and so far, it's been extremely realistic. The menu system is quick, in the proper order, and let's you load and save one menu deep. The fielding is perfect. Manual is hard as it should be, assisted covers the play as it should, but lets you throw the ball, and automatic ... well, it's great for the small kids.
Summary: For a brand new title, EA Sports almost hit a grand slam here--and i say ALMOST because a)as an Xbox owner, there's no Xbox live support--no updated rosters/stats/ ni online play. what about Hideki matsui NOT being on the Yankess roster ?! That was uncoll EA, time for you to meet with Mister Bill and work something out! b)no spring training games? NO batting practice? No fielding drills?