All-Star Baseball 2004 featuring Derek Jeter Image
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  • Summary: Not only does All-Star Baseball 2004 simulate professional baseball, but it also gives you a look into baseball's history and homes. Now, in addition to today's baseball stars, you can play history's greatest players, from the MLB to the Negro Leagues. Take a panoramic tour of each stadiumNot only does All-Star Baseball 2004 simulate professional baseball, but it also gives you a look into baseball's history and homes. Now, in addition to today's baseball stars, you can play history's greatest players, from the MLB to the Negro Leagues. Take a panoramic tour of each stadium while learning about interesting facts and features. If you're new to the game, all-star Derek Jeter will guide and instruct you in the new Rookie mode tutorial. Expand
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  1. 80
    Even though the 2004 edition has some minor tweaks here and a couple of changes there, essentially it's just a better tasting version of last year's game... in a new wrapper.
  2. The way the CPU fields the ball is disappointing at times, as is the lack of a player editor or a franchise mode, but you'd have to be really discerning to let those shortcomings prevent you from enjoying this game.
  3. It's a fun baseball sim, but not a grand slam. [Apr 2003, p.135]
  4. Acclaim made a lot of improvements and did a great job at capturing some of the spirit of baseball, but the actual on-field experience seems a little off. [Apr 2003, p.64]
  5. ASB's terrible fielding and baserunning are enough to turn me off from the rest of the game. [Apr 2003, p.98]
  6. Doesn't break any new ground since the last version.
  7. It is not the best playing game, however, due to the unwieldy cursor system used to hit the ball, the lack of useful onscreen indicators to help make catches, and suspect fielding and baserunning AI.

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  1. BoomerW.
    Jun 30, 2003
    6
    The last game was better because you could do things better than 2004. stealing second is much easier than the last game because the shortstopThe last game was better because you could do things better than 2004. stealing second is much easier than the last game because the shortstop run so it would be a shorter throw. it is easier to strikie out in 2004 than it is in 2003 if you are on rookie because it goes so slow. Collapse