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  • Summary: Dominate from Wire to Wire: Take your team all the way from opening day to the World Series in Season mode. Wireless Head-to-Head Gameplay: Challenge friends sitting next to you or across the room to an Exhibition Game, Homerun Shootout, or Pitcher Showdown. Party Play: Four players can compete in Batting and Pitching mini-games using one PSP unit. EA Pocket Trax: This new feature designed for PSP allows you to listen and watch music content via this built in player. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Unfortunately, there isn't a Franchise mode in MVP, but there is a great season mode, as well as an addictive Homerun Showdown. [May 2005, p.71]
  2. Gameplay definitely takes some getting use to, due to the design of the PSP.
  3. MVP’s a solid game that does a nice impersonation of a PS2 title, but its got a number of flaws and missing features that make 989’s "MLB," not MVP, the baseball game to have for the PSP this year.
  4. 70
    Sporting bigger loads than John Holmes (almost all of EA's PSP titles are plagued with long load times), this miniature version of the MVP franchise seems to be trying a little too hard to look good.
  5. EA has some great ideas that are just poorly implemented, and it would've been nice to see them rework it for next year.
  6. 60
    If this title had come out before the console version, I'm sure we'd have been amazed by its accomplishments, rather than puzzled by its mistakes.
  7. 40
    Going out with a bang for them has turned into sneaking out with a whimper. Not exactly my idea of the ol' ball game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. JT
    May 19, 2005
    10
    Great game, it was worth the wait. The graphics are amazing and the game play is solid.
  2. Minf
    Jul 6, 2005
    10
    This is way better than MLB. Besides you can't trust MLB look at Gretzky NHL. It's not all there! This game is so sweet. Buy it!!!!
  3. BrentC.
    May 20, 2005
    10
    I bought MLB to hold me over but it just didn't cut it. This game is much better. MLB is a really good baseball game, don't get me wrong but EA did it right with MVP. The only gripes i have about the game is that it doesnt have all the features in MVP 2005. It is more like MVP 2004. There isnt the mini-games i was hoping for or the hitters eye and ability to move in the batters box [Ed: Indeed!] and other features not included in 2005. Other things that are a bit frustrating are the controls taking some getting used to with the lack of a second analog and only 2 shoulder buttons. In all, with its short comings, it is better than MLB, but not by too much. But it offers gameplay that MVP fans are familiar with and its easier to play a game you are familiar with, similar to learning a new language. Anyone can do it with practice and when forced to, but most people just stick to what they know. Expand
  4. ChuckE.
    May 26, 2005
    10
    Game is great and graphics are the best this game rocks.
  5. Nick
    Jul 6, 2005
    10
    Awsome!
  6. Jeremymc
    Aug 24, 2005
    8
    The game is awsome and by far the best I have bought for my psp. However, there is nothing worse than getting into the top of the ninth, with a 1 run lead and 1 out away from a big winand Bam! the game freezes. I have had it happen too many times to count. I had to get used to waiting for the scrren to flash, which signals me that the game is done with the substitution. Then proceed with the game play. I shoudn't have to spend my time trying to read the screen so I don't lose my 3 homerun performance. Other than that, I love this game. Expand
  7. MarcS.
    May 30, 2005
    1
    This game is great fun when it works, and were it not for the bug described below, I'd give it an 8. The first copy I had worked great for about an hour, then started locking up the system whenever the CPU made a substitution. Now my second copy has started locking up when substitutions are made after about 3 hours of gameplay. This is the first EA Sports title I've ever bought, and it'll probably be the last. For a company to charge $50 for a piece of software with obvious bugs like this is unforgivable. Kiss my butt, EA sports. I'll be dropping this turd of a game off at your headquarters tomorrow and asking for my money back from you personally, since the store I bought it from won't give refunds on open software. Expand

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