Summary: Parents need to know that this baseball simulation is a sanitized version of what you would see at a real ballpark -- these players don't chew tobacco, spit, or scratch themselves. The purity and beauty of the sport on display here might even encourage a family trip to the ballpark. Kids will see some advertising in the simulated parks. The game has an online mode ; Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for anyone under 12.
Excerpt: With EA locking down every professional sports league in sight, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for other publishers to compete. 2K Sports issued a return volley by sewing up the MLB third-party license, locking Electronic Arts out of the sport, but so far it hasn’t worked out too well for players. The MLB 2K series has been called out at the plate a couple times thanks to buggy gameplay, but with 2K7 it’s looking to make a run for the pennant.
Summary: Major League Baseball 2K7 is a very polished game that really needs to be experienced by every baseball fan out there. The presentation is beautiful and the gameplay is solid. The only quirk again is in how difficult it is from the get go, but once you get a hang of the game, you'll feel rewarded as you find yourself playing better and better each time.
Summary: It's a whole new ballgame! Major League Baseball 2K7 redefines the pure baseball video game experience with true, next-gen details, all-new throwing mechanics and a revolutionary presentation system. Featuring stunning, lifelike player models, signature style animations, inside edge data and more...
Excerpt: There’s no denying the passion of a baseball fan. Rivaled only by college football - perhaps - no game generates more dyed in the wool fans with live, breath, eat and sleep your favorite team passion more than Major League Baseball. Whether it’s the perennial powerhouses like the Red Sox or Yankees or the lovable losers like the Cubs, there’s no mistaking a baseball fan.
Summary: 2K Sports' MLB 2K6 left a lot to be desired when it made its first appearance on the Xbox 360 last April. The game didn't take advantage of the system's power, and there were numerous bugs and problems that plagued the gameplay. With another year of development behind it, the series is back for another season on the Xbox 360 and making its first appearance on the PlayStation 3, too.
Pros: Outstanding presentation, Most of the player models are fantastic, Jon Miller and Joe Morgan do a great job calling the action, New franchise interface works well, Gameplay shows a lot of improvement
Cons: Some frustrating quirks and glitches during gameplay and in franchise mode, Frame rate isn't great on the 360, and it's flat-out bad on the PS3, Lag makes online play a bore, Tough to determine pitch speed and location while still having enough time to swing, Enough with putting Yankees on the cover already
Conclusion: "Major League Baseball 2K7" ist sicherlich eines der besten Baseball-Spiele, die es derzeit gibt - abgesehen von der tollen Präsentation und dem tadellosen Gameplay können vor allem die Multiplayer-Modi begeistern. Übrigens, wenn Ihr mit Baseball nicht viel am Hut habt, aber trotzdem mal reinschauen möchtet: Bradygames bietet seit kurzem einen offiziellen Strategy Guide an, welcher im Taschenbuchformat erschienen ist.