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  • Summary: This over-the-top baseball action title puts an entirely new spin on Major League Baseball as it blends outrageous visuals and intuitive gameplay mechanics to bring fans a brand new MLB video game experience. Fans redefine the baseball highlight reel by performing dramatic wall grabs, spectacular diving plays, and epic homeruns. Unique and intuitive gameplay controls deliver a new baseball experience, while advanced power-up mechanics add exciting depth with each turn. Turbo gameplay raises the action bar, and culminates in the ultimate batter pitcher power-up duel, where either the pitcher's Big Heat will be the turning point, or the batter’s Power Blast will be the explosive end to the game. In The BIGS, every play is a big play. Each MLB player has been individualized to emphasize their extraordinary athletic attributes. The development team paid great attention to detail to portray a player's face and physical characteristics so baseball fans will easily recognize their favorite players. To deliver the authentic MLB atmosphere, stadium landmarks have been stylized to highlight the unique architecture of each MLB ballpark. Whether it's the glove at San Francisco's AT&T Park resized to mammoth proportions or the left field wall in Boston's Fenway Park made into a real "Green Monster," gamers will be in awe at the grandeur of each stadium in The BIGS. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. NBA Street Homecourt set the next-gen standard for arcade sports games. The Bigs is just as fun, at least. It amps up all baseball's best bits in a hurried, joyous affair.
  2. 85
    The cocky presentation is fantastic, it looks great (especially the crowds), it plays great, and it just might make you smarter than a session of Brain Age. The Bigs isn't just an absolute hoot -- it's also the best current-gen baseball game money can buy.
  3. Although the fielding needs some work, the hitting and pitching mechanics are excellent, as are the “big play” moments.
  4. A baseball video game that will appeal to many casual gamers as well as hardcore baseball guys.
  5. Big strikeouts and even bigger homers make The BIGS a great arcade baseball game.
  6. With its sense of humor and over the top plays, The BIGS proves to be a baseball game that is accessible to just about everybody. If you're sick of learning complex controls and memorizing player stats, then The BIGS has been made specifically for you.
  7. It’s pretty accessible, with simplistic interfaces and beautiful eye candy all around. But considering that those arcadey enhancements are what’s supposed to make this game unique, we can’t help but feel casual fans would be better off playing "MLB 2K7" on easy difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. TarnG.
    Jul 10, 2007
    10
    This game is just what it says it is, its BIG from the players to the stadiums, the art is has easily set a new bar for next gen sports games, This game is easy to pick up and play and surprisingly very addicting. The Bigs is a winner in my books for sports fans and anyone else who loves over the top arcade style games. Rent or buy this game a must try. Expand
  2. MikeP.
    Jun 29, 2007
    10
    Much more fast-paced and exciting than 2k7. Multiplayer is so much fun. Reminds me of baseball stars, only much better looking!
  3. EricN.
    Jul 7, 2007
    10
    Despite the bleh reviews, I went and bought this game and I have to say it's great. I haven't sat down and played a game for over 2 hours in one sitting in a long time and despite not being a baseball fan, this one is very entertaining! Expand
  4. GavinM.
    Jul 10, 2007
    9
    A little simplistic but somehow that's what makes this a great game.
  5. gRiN.of.AH
    Aug 17, 2007
    9
    I love this game, only some minor glitches and animation problems, otherwise it's great!
  6. JeffB.
    Jul 30, 2007
    9
    Its a fun game that was suprisingly addictive and easy to learn.
  7. AnthB.
    Aug 3, 2007
    5
    Really enjoyed this game at first, but the long boring trek through the game's Career mode only brought out the worst in it. You find yourself doing the same things over and over, loading up the bases and saving up your Power meter so you can score some RBI's with your Rookie. And if you want to unlock all the achievements you have to play through it twice, once with a NL team and once with an AL team. No thanks. Expand

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