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9.2

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  • Summary: WSB 2K3 spent the offseason improving what was already THE baseball franchise by adding an all-new ESPN broadcast presentation, more classic uniforms for every team, player-specific batting stances and pitching styles for Hall of Fame players, and historic ballparks. WSB 2K3's unrivaled gameplay gives users what they asked for, including: a jump button for home run-robbing snatches and line drive-snaring grabs, user-controlled leadoffs, drag bunts, improved double play animations, power swings, and more. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    On the field, player controls are as smooth as a 6-4-3 double play.
  2. In the latest edition, crushing those 500-foot homers is still possible, but not nearly as fun as flashing the leather: Even a routine double play is elevated into breathtaking spectacle. [2 May 2003, p.79]
  3. 90
    The best console baseball game I've ever played. If you love baseball, there is no other choice.
  4. If you prefer a quicker-paced game buy "High Heat," but if you like a more methodical and in-depth game, buy WSB.
  5. Such a detailed game it really feels like a PC game first, console second. However, don't panic. It's still played with a gamepad and played well I might add.
  6. 84
    Has the edge on the management and simulation side of the game. Its franchise mode is excellent and makes "MVP Baseball 2003"'s look like a Johnny-come-lately. On the flip side, "MVP Baseball 2003" has a slight edge in gameplay.
  7. Nothing even comes close to touching its encyclopedic approach toward statistics. [Apr 2003, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. KarlG.
    Jun 2, 2003
    10
    THE BEST GAME EVER!!!
  2. DavidR.
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 31, 2003
    10
    FABuLOUS!!!!!!!!!!
  4. BillyO.
    Apr 21, 2003
    9
    Very good game! I have a few problems with it, but I like it way better than High Heat or any of the other games out there.
  5. AndrewC.
    Apr 27, 2003
    9
    I agree with an earlier poster. There are a few problems that would annoy your average nitpicker, but all in all, this is probably the best baseball game out there right now. Expand
  6. PaulD.
    Jul 5, 2003
    8
    MVP has a little better control.
  7. Stephen
    Mar 22, 2003
    7
    I would get give it a higher score, but I found a stat bug in my very first game. I did a double switch and the box gave the save to my catcher instead on my closer. Unforgivable. It does play a good game of baseball, but if it can't keep the stats it is not getting higher than a seven from me. Collapse

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