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  • Summary: With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 brings fans closer to the action than ever before. Gamers also get the opportunity to act as general manager and control the destiny of their own franchise in Season mode, or engage in entertaining role-playing story modes such as Success and MLB Life modes. As general manager, gamers can trade, sign free agents, coordinate practice schedules, purchase new equipment, call up and send down players from the Minor Leagues, along with other management options to bring in fans, win playoff games and eventually, earn the title of World Series champion. In Success mode, fans can participate in a story-based career of rising players in the Double-A Minor League system trying to improve their baseball skills and make an impression on baseball scouts while also having to balance various situations in their personal lives. Through a variety of amusing training and game challenges, players who complete Success mode can take their created player files into MLB Life as well, or also play as either an existing Major League Baseball player in Dream Mode, or start as a rookie in Major League Career mode. As a new feature in MLB Power Pros 2008, MLB Life is another story-based mode that allows fans the possibility to simulate the exciting life and experience of being a Major League Baseball player over the course of a 20-year career. While continuing to play in games through the regular baseball season, players also participate in a number of realistic situations such as signing contracts, purchasing houses and cars, making charitable donations, building up relationships with friends and teammates, picking up hobbies and much more. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. It manages to capture the essence of that strangely enjoyable game we call baseball, even if it is lacking in other areas.
  2. Of course, if you played the game on either the PS2 or Wii, you won’t find all the components but in the end, MLB Power Pros 2008 for the Nintendo DS is a very interesting experience.
  3. It plays very well. But without even a season mode, there is little in the way of lasting appeal.
  4. Though it lacks the unique modes that are the series' trademark, MLB Power Pros 2008 is currently the best baseball game on the DS.
  5. 70
    And that's really the game's biggest downfall: the amount of Power Pro content we wish was there, that we know is there in other versions.
  6. While it's not perfect and it's not an ideal handheld realization of the Power Pros franchise, this game does do many things right.
  7. 60
    It's this lack of content that keeps MLB Power Pros 2008 from being a great video game. Enjoyable controls and decent graphics make it one of the DS' best sports games, but for $29.99, we expected a little more.
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