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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] Collapse
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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
  1. Trk
    Sep 19, 2005
    10
    1 of the best games ive ever played it is definitely the best baseball game. The enhanced gamplay is what makes it good including mini games and owner mode this game is definately a 10. Expand
  2. Autobought
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    The only Baseball game you have to own.
  3. ChuckC.
    Apr 18, 2005
    10
    The only bad thing about this game is that there is a Red Sox's player on the cover, but other than that this is an absolutely amazing game and hard to stop playing once you get into it. Expand
  4. JulesS.
    Mar 28, 2005
    9
    This is a graet game . Owner mode may get frustrating at times because I am always in dept but it is still a graet game. Much better that MLB 2006 and Major league baseball 2k5. Expand
  5. Steven
    Nov 3, 2005
    9
    I love this game, I can't wait till 2006 comes out.
  6. Mamadaddy
    May 22, 2005
    9
    Awesome game.
  7. ChristopherS.
    Apr 28, 2005
    3
    Where do I start? First I guess, the game is smoother than last year and has some improvements however, I was annoyed from the beginning about the same sayings from the announcers as last year...lame. Secondly, not having the option to run a full season without managing the minors as well pretty much stinks in my opinion. I'm not a GM! Third, they don't have a lot of the rules correct. By this time in the MVP franchise, they should have it right. Like, you can't assume a double play...no errors on the relay throw. Stuff like that but there is more problems with the rules. Lastly, and by far the biggest annoyance to me is the fielding. I played through one season in Rookie mode and I won 140+ games with the Mariners of all teams and hit over 100 home runs with Adrian Beltre! Too much. Also threw 4 perfect games. Obviously I needed to move up but when I went to the pro level, the fielding is insane. You cannot possibly get your fielders in position for the balls even close to the computer. I just played a game where the opposing team scored 5 straight runs all because the fielders couldn't grab the balls that computer would get everytime even in rookie mode. To me, being a competitor, its not worth playing when the AI has significantly unfair advantages. I don't think I will buy the next title. I miss High Heat! Expand

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