MVP Baseball 2005 User Reviews
MVP Baseball 2005 is by far the best game of the MVP series. First off, the graphics are just astonishing. The stadiums are all built to scale and look absolutely phenomenal. Plus the addition of a couple elements that were missing from the 2004 version. The "Lefty Bug" that plagued every left-handed hitter in 2004 has been fixed. There has been an expanded minor league, which includes no Single/Double/Triple A levels. An Owner mode which allows you to control every aspect of the game from the financial point of view, to go along with building your own stadium. Mini-games to go along with the Homerun Showdown and the Pitching Duels. One major difference in the game in the new "Hitter's eye", which gives the batter the opportunity to see what the pitch will be when it leaves the pitcher's hand.
*Expanded Minor Leagues
*Build your own stadium
*Includes MLB's Top 100 Prospects
There are a few bad things throughout this game, but they aren't so abrupt that they become unbearable. The expanded minor leagues feature is nice, but you never really want to play as a single A team with a bunch of no-namers. The game developers could have just stuck with Double A and Triple A and they'd been just fine.
Owner mode is a bit hard to get used to. The finances of a team's payroll and income will take time to understand and master. Bulding your own stadium is a nice addition, but its an addition with the least amount of options. No matter what you do as an owner, every upgrade is standard, there is no uniqueness about it. The hitter's eye is nice to have, but hard to read, it's very realistic in that it gives you 1/3 of a second to read and react to a pitch before its past you.
MVP 2005 is an awesome baseball game, one that every baseball gamer should have. the characters are very realistic as is each stadium you can play in. Pitching and hitting are as smooth as possible with additions to help make it more realistic. if a batter is set to swing at a pitch on the outside part of the plate and it comes inside, the batter will react to it as if the ball is about to hit him. The owner mode is a nice addition to the game if you have the time and patience to use it and get it done. The mini-games that are available to play anytime are a blast to play. the hitting mini-...
The worst parts in the game have been fixed (i.e. the Lefty bug from the 2004 version), which makes this game outstanding. The gameplay is very smooth with an added extension of the big-play control. Graphics are as smooth as possible. Both stadiums and players are very realistic. The extra added feature during the off-season is great, mini games that can help improve your players stats makes it worth battling through a 162 game season. There is also an addition of Major League Baseball's top 100 prospects. You can see and play as some of the top prospects of the past two of three years and see them develop from prospects into every day players and into superstars.The bad:
Only downside is the lack of options when it comes to creating your own stadium. Added features to the owner mode portion of the game regarding the creating scheme, would have made this game even better.Summary:
By far the best version of the MVP games. Which is also sad in the same since EA Sports will no longer be making baseball games after this year.