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Postby wildjets » Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:25 am

What is the better baseball game ESPN Major League Baseball or MVP 2004? :-°
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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:24 pm

MVP!!! If you have PS2 of course. It's not online capable for XBOX. Great friggin game, the ONLY complaint I have is that because it was the first game on the market A-Rod is a Ranger and Soriano a Yankee but whatever you can just trade them. Tons of fun
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Postby mikcou » Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:28 pm

i need to get one of these :-)
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Postby denvermax » Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:11 pm

Anonymous wrote:MVP!!! If you have PS2 of course. It's not online capable for XBOX. Great friggin game, the ONLY complaint I have is that because it was the first game on the market A-Rod is a Ranger and Soriano a Yankee but whatever you can just trade them. Tons of fun


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And for the AROD thing, if you have an online adapter, download the roster update and it will have that fixed.
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Postby Zito is God » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:56 am

Well, in MVP 2003 , you don't aim at the ball, you just press the direction you want the ball to be hit and it hits it automatically. i think this is really dumb as it takes the fun out of actually aiming at the pitch. Does hitting still work like that in 2004?
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Postby jumpman8288 » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:45 pm

All-Star Baseball 2005! That game is awesome, but make sure you change the fielding camera to "2004," which is the regular view found in most games...otherwise, the camera swings all over the place when your fielding.
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Postby DK » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:14 pm

Zito is God wrote:Well, in MVP 2003 , you don't aim at the ball, you just press the direction you want the ball to be hit and it hits it automatically. i think this is really dumb as it takes the fun out of actually aiming at the pitch. Does hitting still work like that in 2004?


This was the part that angered me as well. If a ball was in my "hot zone" and I swung "up", it was a home run 95% of the time. Waaay too easy.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:53 am

Well I have MVP 2004, and I've played about 90 games. Jeff Kent has 41 HR's, but the rest of my team is normal, like around 10 or 15 for guys like Abreu and Beltran. For some reason, if you give Jeff Kent a high fastball, he's goin yard. Same with Craig Monroe against lefties- it's like clockwork, especially in AAA. But for most players it isn't like that. And there are so many slider options, like pitch speed (You can make it seem like the ball sis coming in at 150 MPH - I play on this mode for a challenge.), contact rate, power level, etc etc. So if you're hitting too many HR's, lower the power of all hitters. Too high a BA? Lower the contact level. Altogether too easy? Change the difficulty. Everything is customizable.

The dynasty mode is awesome, and I'd definately recommend MVP 2004. Building a team with a certain budget, keeping players happy by giving them playing time, promoting them to the next level of the minors if they're tearing it up, and watching minor leaguers turn into stars. It's awesome. I can't wait til I finish the season to see what options I get for the off-season. I don't know about the other games, but I can't imagine them being much better than MVP. Other than graphics, which won't be improved much until XBox 2 and PS3, there isn't much to improve. Although once in a while, it will send an eMail to me saying so-and-so has just been the first player to hit 10 HR, and is on pace for X amount, when the league leaders are at around 20 HR. I don't know whats up with that, but I wouldn't not-buy the game based on that. Rent it first, and then if you like it, buy it. I just bought it the day it came out though :-D
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Postby jebatzel » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:37 am

if you get MVP baseball for the pc I here that you have to have newer controller.

or you have to edit you computer registry to make it think its using a new controller.

amazon.com has pc for $35 on sales this week shipped free btw.

I am going to get it very soon.
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:03 pm

yeah, don't get the ESPN one- they hardly changed anything at all from last season.
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