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  • Summary: EA continues to innovate on its gameplay engine by introducing Rock and Fire Pitching, a pitching mechanic that will forever change the way you deliver that blistering pitch past the batter. Rock and Fire pitching gives you ultimate control and increased feel to more realistically emulateEA continues to innovate on its gameplay engine by introducing Rock and Fire Pitching, a pitching mechanic that will forever change the way you deliver that blistering pitch past the batter. Rock and Fire pitching gives you ultimate control and increased feel to more realistically emulate the real life presence of stepping onto the mound, winding up and delivering the ultimate pitch. ESPN announcers Mike Patrick and two-time All-American Kyle Peterson are back behind the microphone calling the action. Continuing to deliver on its partnership with ESPN, MVP 07 NCAA includes ESPN real-time features such as an ESPN ticker and live ESPN Sportscenter radio updates. Cheerleaders, crowd chants, and team fight songs are additional elements that add to the atmosphere and realism of this year's title. Plus, there are now an increased number of conferences, teams and authentic stadiums, creating a true-to-life NCAA baseball experience. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. PSM Magazine
    85
    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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. It’s not a must-own for everyone, but the new pitching system should get your attention, if only for a rental.
  5. MVP 07 NCAA Baseball steps up to the plate and hits a double – not as exciting as a homer but a solid hit nonetheless.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DaveR.
    Feb 8, 2007
    9
    Rock and Fire pitching makes this the best baseball game of the MVP series. This new way of pitching is more interactive and more fun than Rock and Fire pitching makes this the best baseball game of the MVP series. This new way of pitching is more interactive and more fun than just pressing a button to start and stop a meter. The hitting and throwing are also improved from the 06 version. Everything just seems to some together in the 2007 version. If you like baseball, this is the game to get. The only thing that would have been better is if it were available on the XBOX 360. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#96 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007