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Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. While the graphics are average, the overall presentation is decent--the addition of more conferences, great commentary, and authentic team fight songs make this feel unexpectedly modern for a current-gen...ahem, last-gen game. [Mar 2007, p.84]
  2. MVP 07 NCAA Baseball was a fun game that allowed me to play with my favorite team and made the controls very rewarding.
  3. With innovative, fun controls, above average presentation, and more options, modes, and features than you can shake an aluminum bat at, MVP 07 NCAA Baseball on the PlayStation 2 is recommended for any baseball fan.
  4. Once thing is certain, some of what MVP does has never been seen before and it may not be too long before EA or someone else who ‘borrows’ the ideas will show up in the big leagues.
  5. Great gameplay with excellent control innovations make MVP 07 a great choice for baseball fans. Lack of polish and dull presentation, along with a missing MLB license keep it inside the park.
  6. EA shows some love to the PS2 with arguably their last MVP Baseball title, which continues with the innovations set by the original, but sadly doesn't have anything fresh this time around.
  7. It's pretty easy to enjoy what’s here - smooth and intuitive gameplay with innovative controls and plenty of depth. Once you train your brain to use the sticks and love the "ping", you'll be joyfully rounding the bases.
  8. With a great baseball-playing control setup, MVP 07 NCAA Baseball is a solid hitting title that will stay entrenched in the gaming lineup of baseball-gaming fans everywhere.
  9. MVP 07 NCAA Baseball lacks flashy visuals and the all-important big league license, but the quality of the gameplay is undeniable.
  10. Sure, there was a new minigame added (a variant on last year’s pitching minigame) but that doesn’t keep this from feeling like I’m playing pretty much the same game that I did last year.
  11. 80
    Between the mini-games offered and the challenge of facing lots of different opposing styles, online remains an attractive diversion.
  12. 80
    The most important aspect of any baseball video game is the controls, and while those found in MVP 07 will test your patience at times, they ultimately add to the overall experience. [Mar 2007, p.91]
  13. It’s not a must-own for everyone, but the new pitching system should get your attention, if only for a rental.
  14. The new pitching mechanic breathes some new life into the aging but still very good MVP Baseball franchise.
  15. 76
    The Rock and Fire system is an excellent way of addressing pitching in a baseball game, but unfortunately the multiplayer complication keeps it from becoming an exceptional feature for this year.
  16. MVP 07 NCAA Baseball steps up to the plate and hits a double – not as exciting as a homer but a solid hit nonetheless.
  17. The MVP engine still has some competitive advantages, but for the franchise to thrive, a move up to PS3, 360 and Wii is essential. The PS2 edition just feels dated.
  18. The gameplay has evolved nicely, but the wrapper that is the rest of the game seems to be wasting away as sloppy rosters and a little change elsewhere is a sign that something major needs to occur next year for the MVP series to rise out of the ashes forming around it.
  19. The majority of the game remains largely unchanged. It’s a solid game, but unlike EA’s successful college football game, it doesn’t deliver content that draws you into the experience. It’s great for multiplayer games, but the barebones season does little to keep players glued.
  20. MVP 07 NCAA Baseball plays a solid game of baseball...One can't help but be underwhelmed.
  21. Due to the game not having sufficient resources, the rosters ended up taking a big hit as none of the players appear to be on the right teams. If we do see a "MVP '08," I do hope that EA does place the passion and resources back into the franchise which plays a fairly great game of baseball.
  22. A better effort overall, but a few mishaps away from competing with the big leaguers. [Mar 2007, p.92]
  23. It's apparent that EA didn't set aside a large budget for the development of this game. College baseball is merely a niche sport in the world of video games, and I have to wonder about EA’s commitment to the series in the long term, especially since it was released for the PS2 only.
  24. 65
    It's puzzling that the team behind MVP 07 chose to keep these significantly less active, albeit authentic, elements in its game. The result: This is a great game to check your e-mail to...The time waste pushes a nine-inning game into 45-minute territory, when a game could last no more 30 minutes if they scissored out the nonsense.
  25. 60
    With an MSRP under thirty dollars, MVP NCAA Baseball 07's strengths outweigh its negative points, but players who already own 2006's game shouldn't expect anything more than some new teams, a new pitching interface and related mini-game, and new behind-the-pitcher and batting cameras.

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