MLB Power Pros 2008
In a recent visit to the local Game Stop, I picked up a used copy of MLB Power Pros 2008 for the Wii. I have to say, I wasn’t sure about the cartoon appearance of this game at first, but it’s really grown on me. In fact, I think this style is a refreshing change from the realistic looking sports games that have dominated the market for the past few years. After all, video games are meant to be fun aren’t they?
But don’t let the childish look of this game fool you, because it actually has quite a lot of depth, letting you take control of your own franchise as GM with decision making on almost every aspect of the game from making Manny practice his speed around the bases to purchasing new equipment for the team. It even gets the little details correct, like the way Kevin Youkilis holds the bat or the slow wind-up of Matsuzaka. Can you tell I’ve been playing with the Red Sox?
Also impressive are the graphics, which offer some stunning views of all major league parks, and the game play really makes you feel like you’re making solid contact with the ball. If you’re old school, it may remind you of RBI Baseball for NES. I’ve just started a season… hmm…. should I trade Manny away and pick up Jason Bay? I don’t know, Manny’s batting .536 right now!