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  • Summary: Features all-new Branch Point Technology, which provides seamless fielding transitions and smooth base running; the all-new Playmaker Fielding Marker that brings together a player's attributes with the gamer's skill level in order to make the play; and the all-new Release Point Pitching with Confidence Meter, which helps determine a gamer's ability to hit spots in the strike zone. Supporting up to two players via wireless multiplayer connectivity , gamers can compete against the Artificial Intelligence or go head-to-head against another player. By providing an unmatched broadcast presentation that brings together on screen gameplay, cut scenes, animation and sound, MLB for the PSP provides an engrossing authentic baseball simulation. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It is well rounded, filled with features that you wouldn’t expect in a handheld, and it is a blast to play.
  2. 85
    The pitch meter from the console version made its way to this one, and the added degree of difficulty does a good job of keeping you on your toes, especially in those tough spots, when everything moves just a little faster.
  3. MLB may stumble a bit rounding first, but it easily makes the turn at second and barrels into third with big league-style graphics and intuitive gameplay.
  4. 989 Studios may have had to axe some graphical nuances and memory-intensive play modes (namely the mega-deep franchise mode) from the PS2 version of MLB 2006 in order to cram it onto the PSP, but everything else was brought across relatively intact.
  5. The PSP game mostly has the same great gameplay, gorgeous graphics, and sublime commentary the PS2 iteration has.
  6. But what it does have is an extremely solid amount of gameplay supported by two well-developed offensive and defensive control schemes and an engaging amount of baseball to appease just about any sports fan.
  7. While I still prefer MLB’s game play, the wealth of options and visual flare that "MVP" is bringing makes Sony’s game a bit stale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. BobbyJ
    Sep 12, 2006
    I think this is a great game with amazing graphics and I give it a ten.
  2. MartynH
    Sep 3, 2005
    I've had my PSP for a few months now, Tiger Woods, Lumines and Wipeout have come and gone but I'm still playing MLB. This from a South African who knows as much about baseball as Americans know about cricket! The graphics are good, commentry never gets too repetitive and the load times are never too long, but the game just has that one vital ingredient that so many PSP games are missing, it's fun!!! Expand
  3. JesseH.
    Oct 9, 2005
    This game is awesome!
  4. Vic
    Apr 14, 2005
    I truly enjoy the sport of baseball and the nuances of the game in it's many different forms.This game gives such a grand experience with great flow graphics and feel as well as an incredible realism and playability. Of all the baseball games i have played this would rate near the top. It may not look as flashy as the Xbox versions of baseball but for the console it was built to be used on all i have to say is thank you for the wonderful entertainment and well done. Keep up the good work! Expand
  5. Elvite
    Apr 16, 2005
    This game has totally exceeded my expectations for what a handheld baseball game would be like. While it could have done a much better job with presentation and additional game modes, the core gameplay is solid. Kudos to the commentating team in MLB. It is far better than MVP's. The color commentator in MVP was so annoying and repetitive that I had to turn off the commentator audio just to be able to enjoy the game. MLB, on the other hand, is very enjoyable to listen to and definitely makes you feel like you're playing a real Major League game. Expand
  6. MarkoD.
    Sep 6, 2005
    Great graphics with decent commentary. The detail on ballparks and players is perfect for this great handheld game.
  7. KeithB.
    May 1, 2005
    Playing against the computer works great, but weak AD HOC and infrastruture mode are horrific and slow. Not even worth owning if these modes remain weak! If I hear MVP AD HOC mode works fine making the switch for sure. Expand

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