Conclusion: The Bigs 2 is a solid sequel to the first game and the new Legend mode really adds some longevity to a game focused around arcade style baseball. However despite all the new updates you can’t help but shake the lack of polish, most notably in the base running and fielding sections. A more rounded approach would have been welcome and perhaps a lesser emphasis on giving the computer dozens of legendary catches a game would let some players just enjoy the Bigs 2 and play...
Excerpt: Growing up, my brother would always rent baseball games – and I always found myself bored – except when it came to one title; Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 for the SNES. Now, I realize that some of our younger readers may not be too familiar with the title; so here’s a quick rundown to get you up to speed: it’s baseball but with superpowers. There, you’re caught up. Why do I bring this up?
Conclusion: The achievements are fairly simple to get. and if you can endure a huge amount of boredom (as achievement whores i know we do this occasionally ). Then The Bigs can make itself a spot in your Gamercard, if you can't deal with the repetitive nature of some games then i suggest you avoid this with a ten foot pole and grab a copy of Fallout 3, a game i had a pleasure getting the 1000 in.
Summary: Parents need to know that this casual baseball game is much easier to play than other baseball simulations on the market. The emphasis is on action, not stats. Kids will see some advertising banners in the simulated baseball parks. The game does have an online mode ; Common Sense doesn't recommend online play for anyone under 12.
Conclusion: Overall, The BIGS is a very fun alternative to the generic sports games we are used to. This has to be one of the better "alternate" sports games. The Street and Slugfest franchises all seem to take it too far over the top, when just a few extra abilities and some cool graphics and cutscenes is really all it takes. Anyone who enjoys baseball should find this fun, and those not so hot on baseball could use this as an entry point to the sport.
Excerpt: Right around the halfway point of the 2007 Major League Baseball season, 2K Sports delivers The BIGS to the Xbox 360. Taking MLB to a whole new level, The BIGS is an arcade style baseball game where everything is exaggerated, super-sized and over-the-top. The BIGS is the first arcade based baseball game on the Xbox 360 which gives it an EA Sports NFL or NBA Street feel to it. Does The BIGS offer up a grand slam on the same level as EA Sports’ best selling arcade tittles?
Conclusion: Sports games on the latest consoles generally tend to be highly realistic, trying to match not only the game play but the feel of the actual game down to the presentation and the timing. For sports enthusiasts this approach might be thrilling, but can be tedious for those less interested in the sport itself than in the game play.
Summary: With its sense of humor and over the top plays, The BIGS proves to be a baseball game that is accessible to just about everybody. If you're sick of learning complex controls and memorizing player stats, then The BIGS has been made specifically for you. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.