Conclusion: MVP has added so many new options to the gameplay. Now there is an Owner Mode where you can build your own ballpark and make so many front office decisions you couldn't make in the previous games. Also new is Xbox Live. While this is a solid addition, it's really only useful for the roster updates. Of course, the sounds are perfect. You can almost tell a good hit from a bad one just by the sound it makes. The graphics are also good.
Conclusion: I must say EA rules, MVP is another great sports title, and MVP 2005 is no exception. I bought this game and in a week I played 47 games, none of them simulated. I hope that gives an idea of how great the gameplay is and how addicting in general the game is. Presentation is weak, the announcers get annoying after a while. The Owner Mode is a step up from last year, but it could use a lot of work. Managing money is very difficult.
Conclusion: Wow is the first thing that pops into my mind when I first played this game. And, after all the hours I have played EA Sport's MVP Baseball 2005, wow is right. Not only is it an accurate representation of America's pastime, but its fun. There is a variety of gamemodes to choose from, from Exhibition, to Franchise, to Spring Training (training).