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7.6

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  • Summary: The long list of new features includes the following: New Interface Cameras: Choose from the catcher, umpire, pitcher, outfield zoom or offset plate camera options. New Interactive Hot/Cold Zones: Take hot and cold zones one stop further with the ability to alter them. Turn cold zones hotThe long list of new features includes the following: New Interface Cameras: Choose from the catcher, umpire, pitcher, outfield zoom or offset plate camera options. New Interactive Hot/Cold Zones: Take hot and cold zones one stop further with the ability to alter them. Turn cold zones hot and vice versa wtih your performance at the plate or from the bump. Double Switches: Effectively manage your lineup and put your weakest stick in the nine-slot when you take advantage of double switch opportunities. MLB 2005 is the only game with scaled strike zones proportionate to individual hitters. [989 Sports] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. While the actual gameplay doesn't look as nice as it probably could, the sound is well done and the game's commentators have plenty of good quips. [May 2004, p.12]
  2. From the bottom of the pack, 989 Sports has brought it's Baseball series from the brink of horrible, and just made such a turnaround. From online gameplay to a dynamite graphics, I would be unfair and wrong if I didn't give this game the score I did.
  3. The key is MLB doesn’t concentrate on doing just one thing right, it maintains doing all things very well and in the end I can’t help but give MLB 2005 my pick for best baseball game this year.
  4. Compares favorably to the other baseball games that are currently on the market, especially if online play or a franchise mode are the features that matter most to you.
  5. It’s amazing how much difference a year can make and MLB 2005 is a perfect example. MLB 2005 might re-kindle your devotion to the franchise.
  6. The graphics need work, but no other game lets you really play as you. [May 2004, p.99]
  7. 60
    Just a couple steps away from being a great title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. ShellyF.
    Jun 20, 2005
    10
    This game is very,very good the graphics are good and the stadiums are very good.
  2. David
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    One word, AWESOME!!!
  3. Bret
    Mar 23, 2004
    9
    I love this game. The eye toy feature is awesome let alone the game its self. Its 10 dollars cheaper than MVP plus you get a free hat from new era.
  4. Steve
    Apr 2, 2004
    9
    Nice game.
  5. BrandonC.
    Aug 3, 2004
    9
    This game is probably the best game ever!!!!!! I love this game! I love exhibition, because of the trading you can do.
  6. TysonB.
    Apr 4, 2004
    6
    This is a good baseball game, but it has no chance of dusting MVP Baseball 2004 off the shelves.
  7. RandyH.
    Apr 23, 2004
    6
    I liked everything about this game except no player editor or create- a-player. It's too hard to get your rosters to look right. Example I liked everything about this game except no player editor or create- a-player. It's too hard to get your rosters to look right. Example Raul Mondesi is on the Diamondbacks and Randall Simon is on the Cubs and no matter who I offer them they won't make the trade. If I pay 40 bucks for a game I'd like to be able to make my rosters as they really are. Expand

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