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  • Summary: This new version of the best-selling and critically acclaimed MVP Baseball franchise celebrates everything that makes NCAA baseball unique – aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball debuts new batting andThis new version of the best-selling and critically acclaimed MVP Baseball franchise celebrates everything that makes NCAA baseball unique – aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball debuts new batting and throwing systems, the nation's top universities and conferences, and a deep college-specific Dynasty Mode that takes you on the "Road to Omaha" with baseball's brightest young stars. Complete with an engaging visual presentation and ESPN's Mike Patrick and former Stanford All-American Kyle Peterson calling the action, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball features an all-new Custom Ballpark feature and a robust Create a Player option. The game also includes exclusive new online features for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox Live. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. The mini-games are awesome, especially the batting challenge, which lets you get used to EA's "load and fire" batting system (which, we hear, was licensed from Club Jenna).
  2. A good, deep baseball game with plenty of options to challenge the most extreme college fan.
  3. The Online Everywhere system is an excellent demonstration of what continual online connectivity can provide, the precision throwing system is a nice addition to fielding and the Load and Fire system is a great addition to how baseball games will be played from now on.
  4. With the new swing and throw systems we had a better time here than in any other recent baseball sim, and got more attached to created players than that old digital Nomar. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball proves that an excellent ball game is exactly that, no matter who's on the cover.
  5. The MVP engine truly is the best when it comes to portraying all of the subtle on-field nuances of the game and putting players in complete control over every aspect of play. The switch to college teams and players hasn't hurt the game's playability one bit.
  6. This is the same rock-solid MVP gameplay engine, after all - but impossible to love, because honestly, no one gives a rat's ass about NCAA baseball. [Feb 2006, p.76]
  7. The only addition is Online Everywhere, which lets you check out the live ESPN ticker while still in the game, and it's hardly essential. [Apr 2006, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. ChrisM.
    Jan 14, 2006
    10
    Outstanding you get full control of almost everything. I like the way you can bat and throw the best it's great.
  2. ColtonB.
    Jan 20, 2006
    10
    This game is a ten for sure. It is so realistic dont go rent this game go buy it. You will be glad you did.
  3. TreyQ.
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    Excellent Gameplay Graphics!
  4. KevinS.
    Feb 18, 2006
    10
    I've always wondered when they would do this with baseball and they finally have. i love this game.