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  • Summary: Key features for MVP Baseball 2005 include the following: Own the Plate: Change your position in the box to adjust to where the pitcher is working you, or keep the defense honest with a bunt for a hit. Precision Pitching: Paint the corners or send a message with the new Precision Pitch Meter, or catch runners napping with unparalleled pickoff control. Enhanced Big Play Control: Make an underhand toss to the pitcher as he sprints to cover first, slide around a tag at home, and make user-controlled stretches and dives. While leading off base, exercise your reflexes by beating pickoff throws with the all-new manual leadoff control. Control every aspect of your organization in all-new Owner Mode. Create your line-up based on player progression during Spring Training, or help build player attributes by competing in a variety of mini-games. All-New Create Ballpark: In Owner Mode, build a pitcher’s paradise or a hitter’s dream. Will you spend your earnings to upgrade your ballpark or to sign that key free agent who could bring you a championship? Expanded Minor Leagues: Advanced Single A squads and additional stadiums have been added to round out the list of teams available in the minor league system. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. You cannot find a better baseball game than MVP Baseball 2005. At $30, it’s an incredible steal for what could be the last licensed MVP game... It actually feels like you are playing the same baseball you play in the park or watch on TV, more than any game previous. The control, immersion and realism are unmatched.
  2. 92
    It has been a joy to witness the progression of the MVP series. MVP 2005 addresses, corrects, and improves upon almost every issue fans had with the previous instalments.
  3. With an extremely realistic presentation, augmented control system, and additional attention paid to the overall gameplay, MVP 2005 could be one of those games baseball fans keep returning to in the upcoming years of exclusive sports games.
  4. The best-playing baseball game available this year, although its presentation is the weakest.
  5. While MVP will likely fall short of fulfilling gamers wanting a true simulation, the game blends realism and arcade successfully, just as many other EA games have done in the past.
  6. This year, the presentation has been upgraded very little, but the little changes made it look so much better.
  7. 75
    With 140 seasons the game has a lot of re-use potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 1 out of 32