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Jamdat Bowling 2 [MOBILE]





Well, one thing's for sure. This game is definetely better than last year's by a longshot. It's a solid baseball game.

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Easy
Learning Curve:
0 to 30 Minutes
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Solid"

Summary

Remember MLB 2004, the game that you couldn't tell the difference between the PS1 and the PS2 version because the graphics were so bad on the PS2 version?

Well, this game is much better.

This game is no MVP or ESPN, but it's a solid baseball game. All of the elements a baseball game should have this has. You can tell, though, that it's made by 989 because it falls short of being a "slightly-better-than-great" baseball game, unlike ESPN and MVP.

This game is unique because of the use of the analog stick when you come up to bat. The left analog stick controls the direction you want to hit the ball and the right analog stick controls how high or how low you want to hit the ball. Before the pitcher pitches, you can hold L2 to guess the pitch he's going to throw. If you guess right, you have a better chance of hitting the ball than normal or if you guess wrong. Baseball's not exactly the most aggressive or fastest sport out there, and it shows in the gameplay; it's not very fast, and you are just hitting and throwing the ball the entire time. Nothing really exciting about that.

The graphics are a huge step up from last year's game, which were horrible. These graphics are not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, but they are nice, clean, understandable graphics. The stadiums look great. You can choose what kind of field pattern you want, like stars or checkers or diagonal lines as well. The crowds, though, look outstanding. They're not like other games where they just either sit there or do the same action in unison like they're all stuck together.

The sound is not very good, however. One thing I need to say is VIN NEEDS TO GO. I like listening to him in real life, but he doesn't sound enthusiastic at all in the game; he just sounds like he's reading. The bat sound is the exact same sound the entire game through. You can barely hear the ball sounds, and the game doesn't have the greatest crowd sounds. The music selection is really good, however.

If you don't wanna spend 50 dollars, rather 40, buy this game, especially if you're not an H-core baseball fan.

8.0 out of 10.

+Solid baseball engine
+Stadiums look nice
+The biggest 'roid freak of them all (Barry Bonds) isn't in the game

-Sound not impressive
-Not very fast
-Not ESPN or MVP




gonna beon the shelf for a while but a good game

8.4

Superb
Difficulty:
Very Easy
Learning Curve:
0 to 30 Minutes
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Rent it first"

Summary

overall thismis a good gam ehte graphis are good the sound is good but i think it is underrated game u shoudl play this game there arent many like umm mini modes like mvp but is a good game whenever u hit the ball it feels like it is always a line drive if u kno what im saying i have a lot of sports games and i havent played this in over a year so rent it first ok ppl deffinitly rent it first u might ot like peace out holla back to me..........................................................................im trying to mak this stupid thing longer so they can except it geez do u kno egg nog makes u fat haha




This game is great, but does have flaws. The graphics are stunning, way better than MVP, in my opinion. The gameplay i...

8.2

Superb

Summary

This game is great, but does have flaws. The graphics are stunning, way better than MVP, in my opinion. The gameplay is fun most of the time, but can get boring with very long games. The sound can be spot on, but sometimes it's quiet the hometeam wins the game or hits a memorable homerun. This game is very interesting because of the deepest franchise mode for any baseball game. The custom soundtracks play a big role in the sound, I like hearing my favorite tune as my song when I'm up at the plate with my re-created self. the lasting impression this game is, it is a very good update to last years version but falls short to some of this years standards.




A well-rounded baseball game that will keep you playing for the long-haul.

8.7

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Learning Curve:
30 to 60 Minutes
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Surprisingly good"

Summary

If you want a baseball game with an in-depth franchise mode, this game is for you. The franchise mode has tons of features that will keep you interested in your team for the long haul. You start by choosing an existing team, or creating your own fantasy team located anywhere in the world. If you choose your team you have full customization of location, uniform colors, stadiums (real and made-up), and participate in the expansion draft. When managing your team you are allowed to make trades, call up players from the minors, and at the end of a season improve your players rankings based on your previous season's statistics. The other play modes are exhibition, season, playoffs, home run derby, etc. I won't mention details about these because they are the same as any baseball game.

The gameplay is almost perfect. When you are batting you have the ability to control the direction you want to hit the ball (always aim for the gaps), if you want to hit for power or for contact, and you can even guess the pitch and location. If you guess the correct pitch or location your hit zone will increase increasing the odds that you will hit a home run. Pitching is also very easy to control. You can choose the pitch you want to throw, location, and you can attempt pick-offs. By developing your pitchers pitches you can develop a deadly strikeout pitch, or have equal pitches all-around.

One noticeable problem with the PS2 version is that it will often freeze. If you don't save your game often you will probably find yourself losing a full season or more. I recommend saving often even though the save-time is fairly long. It's worth waiting for the game to save than wasting an hour re-playing a whole season.

The value of this game is great. With the in-depth franchise mode and other fun play options this is probably the best baseball game of 2005.





Why did I get this???!

1.8

Abysmal
Difficulty:
Just Right
Learning Curve:
0 to 30 Minutes
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Disastrous"

Summary

I owned MLB 06: The Show, but my disc kept crashing, so I picked up this title from last year instead....BIG MISTAKE

Graphics are horrid and even when you make the huge hit for the wall you don't feel like it was a big hit. Announcers are flat, animations are choppy and far too quick. The guess pitch system is also not up to par when you compare it to the competition.

The opening animations and starting lineups tell the gamer right off the bat that TV presentation was not the first consideration that went into this game....or the 100th consideration...its just no there. The whole game seems like its stuck in the minors even when you compare it to say, MVP 2004 from EA sports (not a very good title itself).

Overall, I immediatley regret my decision because even this NON glitched game is worse than my previous glitched game. Sad.

Don't buy this game!
8.9

Superb
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