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    i can see where you get that... But hopefully 2k fixed and tightend up with those problems like with the lag and to make the swing quicker and runners faster

    Batting feels decent for the most part, though there's a definite lag between when a player swings and when the character does, so you'll need to anticipate the throw, immediately tell if it's a fastball or off-speed, and swing accordingly. The time between an action and the payoff is about half a second, so while it was immediately odd to us (being a bit slower than Wii Sports Baseball's action recognition), we got into the swing of things at the top of the next inning. Yes it takes practice, yes it's a bit of a gameplay flaw, but no, it doesn't ruin the experience.


    On the pitching side, things are a bit more natural and true to our ideal Wii baseball experience. Players will have a set of pitches on the screen to choose from, each a combination of button and motion. When ready, you'll simply reach back, hold the desired button, and whip the pitch off, adding spin to the ball if necessary for that pitch. Motion detection is pretty responsive in this portion of the game, as the amount of spin you use will help put serious ball movement into the pitch. Twist a little with a slider, you'll get a little movement. Crank your wrist, and you'll burn it by batters with a ton of manipulation on the ball.

    Fielding is a little on the tough side, with players moving a bit too slow for our liking, along with a few odd issues when throwing to bases with Wii motion (holding A and gesturing left, right, up, or down throws the ball to that corresponding position on the diamond), but luckily the D-pad also acts as an instant throw as well (up being 2nd base, down being home), so in clutch situations we switched to using that control, as screwing up a clutch double play because of motion control would have The Great Bambino rolling in his grave.


    The game may not be perfect with Wii control just yet, but what's there is promising, as you can comfortably pitch and bat without too many complaints. We'd like to see the actual swing recognition payoff a lot quicker, as you really need to anticipate the swing to make contact, but things like a true-feeling pitch system,
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    I was really upset about the lack of online play, still am really. But seeing the videos revitalized my interest. It looks fun…

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    it does... i was really hoping ign would have had a hands on article about this game since they have played it since last month.. But nothing yet.. Hopefully they will. I am curious to see what they have to say...Please be good news
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    Well in the new nintendo power it talked a bit about the game, I can't remember exactly but I do remember that they said the game looks good, and is coming along well.

    Nice videos, game indeed looks good.

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    yea.. i am so curious about the controls.... Ign last time said they were good and they said some things that could make it better so i wonder if 2k fixed some things....either way 11 days until the game comes out!
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    i found this review on joystick.. They seem to like it. Controls are good, movement is "messy". pretty much the same thing that ign had to say... graphics they said were dissapointing. But we all know its not going to be ps3 style and saw the videos and we r happy with what we see. The review is from the Media Summit.




    This week's Nintendo Media Summit was a largely first-party affair, but there were a handful of third-party games also being shown off for the Nintendo Wii. The first game I played was Take-Two's baseball title, The BIGS. I was particularly interested in the motion controls and how The BIGS differentiated itself from the other major baseball offerings like MLB '07 or MLB: The Show.

    It turns out that The BIGS is almost an arcade game. Though the gameplay itself feels fairly realistic, concessions are made to make baseball more ... fun. The developer showing off the game mentioned that baseball is kind of a boring game, but it has moments of extreme excitement. Home runs, triple plays, and stolen bases all grab your attention and make the game worthwhile. To this end, Blue Castle Games decided to increase the action in the game. You're gonna get more home runs, you're make more spectacular plays, and there are gonna be more 'wow' moments per game than you may see at your local ballpark. Also, as you pull off great plays, you earn special points for moves that allow you to power up for a super powerful hit or save, à la NBA Street. Overall, it seemed like a great combination of realism and arcade fun, a rarity in sports games -- especially baseball games.


    Gallery: The BIGS (Wii)




    The motion controls worked pretty well, too. It's clear that Blue Castle Games put a lot of thought and testing into the controls, as batting, pitching, and fielding are all fairly intuitive. To bat, you just flick the Wiimote to the side at the correct time. You can also stand in a batting position, which seems to help a bit, but at the expense of your dignity. I never could quite get the hang of the batting; it seemed like it was hard to swing exactly where I wanted. Other people were having a blast though, so I got the feeling that with more time, I could have nailed it down as well.

    Pitching is done by holding down the B button and raising the Wiimote above your head and then swinging it down while releasing the button in time with the golf-swing style meter next to your pitcher. You can also twist the controller to either side while doing this to put spin on a pitch, which I thought was a nice touch. Picking-off runners on base seemed easy too, with a simple flick in direction of the base being all that was needed. Fielding was similar, with simple flicks of the controller to toss the ball to the correct base, though you can also use the d-pad to choose the base you want to throw too. Movement was handled via the nunchuck's analog stick, and running was achieved by frantically shaking the Wiimote. Movement seemed a bit slow and the running felt a little messy and awkward, but both were acceptable.

    The graphics were a bit of a disappointment, as they looked more like a PlayStation 2 game than a beefed-up GameCube title; polygon clipping on the stadiums, severe aliasing and lackluster textures all brought the game's presentation down a couple notches. Players were somewhat recognizable, but paled significantly next to the player models in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Indeed, the on-hand developer said the only difference between the PlayStation 2 and the Wii versions were that the PlayStation 2 had online play and the Wii version had motion controls.

    Overall, I enjoyed my time with The BIGS. For Wii owners looking for a bit of baseball fun above and beyond Wii Sports, I'd recommend checking it out when it's released on June 25th. But if you have any of the other next-gen consoles, it's not hard to recommend the PS3/360 one instead.
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    Thanks for those clips. As big a baseball fan I am, there is no way I will be purchasing that game (sorry to say). I was expected better graphics and a more realistic-style gameplay. Reminds me of MLB '05 which I hated. No buy.
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    The game looks very great. I won't get it becuase there is no online play. I'm very mad that they didn't include it. It was rumored for so long...and such a huge and strong rumor it was. The graphics do remind me of something made in 03' to 05'. Idk, my girlfriend might get it, she's a baseball fanatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FR.
    Thanks for those clips. As big a baseball fan I am, there is no way I will be purchasing that game (sorry to say). I was expected better graphics and a more realistic-style gameplay. Reminds me of MLB '05 which I hated. No buy.

    i agree with you. I rather see regular gameplay. To me thats better. To actually play how they really do. The graphics i thought were going to be better but its doesnt come as a shock to me, at least there not awful. But for me, i love baseball. This is a baseball game and thats what i love playing and with video games...I am hoping it will be good. If the controls are good. i will be ok, but if there not. Then i probably wont like the game. Espcially without online play. But from what i have seen from the videos. It doesnt look to bad.
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    im starting to get a little nervous about this game............ A lot of things that i like arent in this game. or well some im not sure if it has like trading players/editing rosters..... ign, im still waiting... if they have a review that says the game is fun, controls are good.. and if i can edit rosters and trade players ( there is no season mode/dynasty mode ).....then i will be O.K
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