Webster11 wrote:Im thinking about buying the game and Im curious about the prosepcts being a part of the game. Can someone just describe the role of prospects in the game? it sounds very interesting
There are both real life and made-up prospects.
One thing for 2005 that I like is you can set someone's career potential. Jason Bay had a good career potential, so his numbers went up accordingly after a few dynasty seasons in 2004, but the rate of improvement was generally too slow for the rate of attrician some clubs had to deal with for most porspects.
In 2005, if a player has a good year in real life, you can add him if he's not there and you can change his career potential if he is there, but his numbers don't add up. Someone like V-Mart last year had atrocious ratings because he came out of nowhere, so you had to manually increase his ratings, but they'd always go down by the next season and you'd have to re-adjust them. With 2005, it seems you can adjust the career potential and make sure the player imporves and maintains the proper ratings.
Seeing as EA Sports won't be making another baseball game for some time, I think they tried to make it as close to the 'last baseball game you'd ever buy'.