I purchased the game at Best Buy this afternoon. I havent played it much, but i did the turorial an played a few innings...Im deciding where to start.
First, good game, at first it might be hard but you will start to catch on to things. For anyone concerned with the lag when batting, its nothing, swing a second early and its fine. Ill talk about Offense first. Batting is fun, you can move your bat before the pitch, like move it in a circular motion or swing it back and forth. When you hit the ball, you run by drumming the controls, its fun, dont worry. When rounding the bases you cannot stop drumming or else the player will literally stop moving even in the middle of a basepath. You use "Z" to switch players and control them. I had one nice play at the plate where my player hit the catcher so hard he flew back. You can bunt and thats as simple as holding B. To use the power you hold A. When you make nice plays or get Strikeouts or hits, you get points, those points are used to help you with batting and if you hit the ball and its long homerun. I think you can use it with pitching too, but i havent done to well.
Pitching is fun, you can throw all types of pitches and you use your wrist movement to. Its cool because when pitching you have to be holding the controls like you are holding the ball. There is a pitching meter that you use to throw good pitches. One thing i noticed that i didnt like, which i hope changes maybe under a different difficulty is that the computer doesnt swing unless its a strike. I threw pitches right outside the corner that real players would go for and they didnt even check swing. That i didnt like.
Fielding is decent. It will be easier as i play more and catch the hang of things. You can drum the controls to run faster so that helps. Diving for the ball seems to be hard, i dont know wheather its just me but i found it hard and difficult. Jumping i havent figured out how to do nor have had the chance. Throwing you can either press the base you want to throw it too put using the D pad or hold A and throw up for 2nd base, left to first, right to third or down for home. That can be annoying as it is not always accurate and can get mixed up.Its cool having a double play and watching the fielder throw the ball in slow motion. But overall this isnt a bad game, its fun. The graphics arent that bad and they are tolerable. If you want a new game, love baseball or even dont like sports you would like this. Its a arcade style game and fun.
- Batting isnt difficult, lag isnt bad, feels cool to move the bat around
-Pitching is fun, you feel like you reall are pitching
- You can pick runners off, slide,steal
- I havent found out how to hit a batter, im not even sure if you can.
- Fielding is difficult, but as you play, you will catch on.
- I havent been through the rosters but Yankees seems correct except when i went to switch a pitcher, it missed a lot of the bullpen, i think its the same for all. When i chose my pitcher, it showed 3 SP, 1 reliver and my closer.. I hope you can add more otherwise you are very limited. No idea why..
If you have any questions, ask them. Im not sure if i covered everything. Hope this helps. Its a good fun game. Im happy i got it.