Conclusion: Just as in many follow-ups to hit EA games, MVP 2005 doesn’t step too far out of the box when poking at the competition, and frankly, it doesn’t have to. MVP Baseball 2005 still has a gameplay engine that rivals anything out there and gives the best overall experience of actually playing in a big league game.
Conclusion: Dubbed “Hitter's Eye”, the new batting interface and controls allows for more precise situational hitting. In playing a full season, I rarely had trouble executing the correct batting maneuver in a given situation (not that I was always successful). It is great knowing that you are going to be able to advance a runner with a fly ball or correctly placed grounder when needed.
Excerpt: Like previous sports games, MVP 2005 features a number of improvements to this year’s installment to make the game more realistic than older baseball games. Perhaps the biggest change made to this year’s title is the inclusion of what’s called the “Hitter’s Eye.” It’s well known that professional players have split seconds to react to an incoming pitch and swing accordingly.
Excerpt: In my college and single days, I ate way more than my share of fast food. McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, you name it; if they had a drive-thru, chances are I’d been there. Now if you ask me my opinion about McDonald’s based solely on my experience at "Mickey D’s", you would get one answer. If you asked instead about how McDonald’s compares to the other rapid dining establishments, the answer would be completely different.