So I'm an EA basher because I think that one of their games is way over-hyped and over-rated? I don't think so. I like GOOD games, if you want to praise a mediocre baseball game that has good points and bad points (just like most other games) be my guest. Me, I'm a fan of Madden...always liked NHL and FIFA pretty well. Lots of EA's other games are pretty cool too. No, I'm not a basher, you just don't want to admit that the game has a bunch of problems.
http://www.highheat2004.net/forums/inde ... owforum=23
All I know is this. You will rarely ever see a poor review of an EA game, just like you will rarely ever see a poor review of an automobile from a major manufacturer. Why? Because it's the dollars from EA and car manufacturers is what keeps gaming media outlets and auto magazines, respectively, in business. They don't have the balls to tell the source of their income to go back to the drawing board and come back when there game/car doesn't suck. That's just the way it is. That's why you have to go with reader reviews and forums, etc. When you look at these OBJECTIVE reviews, you see a different story.
http://www.gamerankings.com/itemranking ... mid=919276
Is it a horrible game? No. Is it a great game? Hell no. It's got awesome graphics, good features but the gameplay is majorly weak. Hitting in baseball requires...AIMING that stick at where the ball is coming over the plate, so don't tell me how just pushing up to hit a homer and getting some timing down is more realistic than anything. That's just stupid. The hitting is overhyped and doesn't deliver anything. THe pitching interface is really cool but needs to be refined a hell of a lot more. It is way too easy to hit the exact spots you are going for, regardless of the control of the pitcher. No way should Neil Cotts be able to hit every spot DEAD on just like Mark Prior does.
In conclusion. I think the game is alright, but Worldseries 2k3 was a better baseball game. MVP has done some things right and the graphics are great! It still has at least another year to go before it really hits a homerun.
OH yeah, and as for doing something productive...YOU HAVE PLAYED 90 GAMES OF MVP, I don't think you have any room to talk! When you get a job and do something other than play video games every waking minute of the day, get back to me.