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  • Summary: Step up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running have been reproduced like never before to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strikeStep up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running have been reproduced like never before to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strike count, the all-new batting model provides unprecedented command of each type of swing in every situation. With great gameplay and many additional features such as Pitching Challenge and Dynasty Mode, MVP Baseball 2004 wins the pennant as the most innovative and realistic baseball experience ever created. Groundbreaking Hitting Control: From hitting to the opposite field to pulling the ball down the line to swinging for the fences, every swing type is included. You Control the Field: Leap over the wall and rob home runs, hook slide to avoid tags, and take out the catcher at home with all-new player control. Pick Your Park: With all-new crowd chants, the addition of classic stadiums, and new lighting to signify various start times for your biggest games, MVP Baseball 2004 puts you in the best seat in the house. Your Dynasty Begins Now: Take full control of your franchise on all the levels -- from the minors to the pros. Play, sim, or manage each game all the way to the World Series. Swing for the Fences Online: Go yard against players across the country in one-on-one or Tournament games, while talking up your game with EA SPORTS? Talk [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    Never before has a sports game improved so much and added so many new features in a single season. It may not be the league-leader in every category, but excellent performances across the board make it the best baseball game of the year. [May 2004, p.86]
  2. In last year's title, aiming your swing was almost irrelevant unless you wanted to hit the ball to one direction or the other. This time around, it is crucial to know where you'll point the left analog stick.
  3. Solid in every department, this one will be hard to top simply for the fact that it has very few weaknesses. While other entries might feature better stat-tracking or deeper Dynasty modes, they’ll be hard-pressed to be as well-rounded as MVP.
  4. If there's one department in which MVP can't be beat, it's player animations. From the plate to the mound and out into center, these guys move with a jaw-dropping grace and fluidity.
  5. 90
    Nearly everything about the new MVP, from basic gameplay to the advanced Dynasty mode, oozes quality.
  6. The combination of graphics and intuitive gameplay make this game a success.
  7. 70
    The left handed hitter bug and the player progression bug affect both the game dynamics and the franchise mode’s lasting value respectively.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. BrocB.
    Feb 24, 2004
    10
    This game has fixed all the kinks in it from last year. i give it a ten bc it is awsome and as answered all of our problems from 2003 it willThis game has fixed all the kinks in it from last year. i give it a ten bc it is awsome and as answered all of our problems from 2003 it will be the best baseball game this year by far. the only problem this year will probaly be that they dont have the trades in yet. Expand
  2. AlexG.
    May 8, 2005
    10
    Best game ever made for baseball.
  3. TomM.
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    Just a great game man.
  4. TysonB.
    Apr 4, 2004
    10
    Out of all the baseball games this year. This is the best most realistic baseball game of 2004.
  5. Bob
    Apr 13, 2004
    10
    The game was awesome.
  6. JamieT.
    Mar 16, 2004
    9
    This is a great game from AA to the Majors. I love being able to jump into the game down a run in the bottom of the 9th and try to pull it This is a great game from AA to the Majors. I love being able to jump into the game down a run in the bottom of the 9th and try to pull it out. This is the first series ever that I have enjoyed pitching more than batting. It just needs a few more tweaks with its dynasty mode: track stats over multiple seasons and an owner mode like madden. This is the best baseball game out there. Expand
  7. BertoL.
    Mar 10, 2004
    1
    The game practically sucks when you're on the field cant pitch the ball good the graphics suck the computert ends up giving in 10 runs inThe game practically sucks when you're on the field cant pitch the ball good the graphics suck the computert ends up giving in 10 runs in each inning avg and the user team pitcher cant control his pitches team budget doesnt allow u to get arod if u dont let go alot of players. Expand

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