Conclusion: World Series Baseball is the best baseball title on the XBOX right now. There are some things that can be improved, but a lot of gameplay is needed to find little bugs and errors in the game. The details and graphics are unlike most sports games, which is a positive. The commentators add good insight without repeating what they say over and over. Plus, the game moves along fairly quickly, so you can take in nine innings during your lunch break or in between classes.
Excerpt: As the latest in the
long-running series, World Series Baseball from Sega and Visual Concepts is a
showcase for the Xbox. It’s beautiful graphics redefine the state of the art
in sports gaming while the deep gameplay, intuitive controls and brilliant
overall design make this one a definite keeper. Players looking for the
essential baseball sim have been wandering from in the wilderness for quite some
time, but this one seems to be where the company has found perfection.
Conclusion: While WSB is certainly missing some crucial elements for a baseball game, the game is still lots of fun to play with the good game play and deep franchise mode. If you can overlook some of the missing elements in WSB, go out, get WSB and prepare yourself for a good time.
Excerpt: I would add great hitting interface to Mike’s Pros and not sure if it is too large of a strike zone or that the CPU is around the strike zone all the time and only those with patience and a great eye will draw walks.
Conclusion: Lowdown Pick this one up if you have even a modicum of interest in sporting games. The franchise mode puts all others, in any sport, to shame. Even without support for online matches, the replay factor of this game is astounding. Graphics, sound, gameplay...WSB 2k3 just hits all the right spots.