Slugfests crowning achievement is the audio. It is absolutely, positively stunning, and Id be hard pressed to find a better example of not only quality writing but a mix of subtle and flat our humor in a game.
The smooth mixture of classic baseball gameplay and new-school baseball violence works well, and had the games defensive system been better, MLB Slugfest 20-03 wouldve been the perfect arcade baseball game.
Perhaps the best thing about MLB Slugfest 20-03 is how well all the different elements come together to create a game that is both recognizably baseball and something you've never played before. The "extreme" additions work exceedingly well in the baseball setting.
The hardcore baseball game fans won't like it, and I don't know how many other people like me are out there who are just really, really tired of dealing with the seemingly decreasing value of gameplay in these baseball games. I liked it though.
If it weren't for the remarkable performance of the play-by-play duo this score would be much lower. If you can somehow master the entire manual switching and controlling, Slugfest might be a fun game. I just can't get over how frustrating the game was.