MVP Baseball 2004 Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base-running have been reproduced realistically to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strikeStep up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base-running have been reproduced realistically to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strike count, the all-new batting model provides unprecedented command of each type of swing in every situation. With solid gameplay and many additional features such as Pitching Challenge and Dynasty Mode, MVP Baseball 2004 allows you to experience the game like never before. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Never before has a sports game improved so much and added so many new features in a single season. It may not be the league-leader in every category, but excellent performances across the board make it the best baseball game of the year. [May 2004, p.86]
  2. 96
    EA sports does their best with MVP baseball 2004 to recreate this feeling of actually being there at the game, as opposed to just playing a game. They’ve done a damn good job, too.
  3. One of the most ambitious attempts ever made to replicate arguably the most complicated sport on the planet, and in most cases, it hits the mark in spectacular fashion.
  4. EA Canada knew what they were doing with this title, and it has authenticity and entertainment written all over it. The revolutionary idea to add over 60 minor league teams is huge, and helps boost an already very robust Dynasty Mode.
  5. 90
    This is a gem, a true gem. The animations will uncurl your socks, the depth and ingenuity of the Dynasty Mode will create a new summer obsession, and even diehard Sega fans (like myself) will question their allegiance.
  6. MVP 2004 mixes both player control and stats in a way that makes the gamer feel in control of the finer points of a player that already has a rated ability; in control of an X factor if you will...The unique gameplay feel along with the crater-deep Dynasty Mode makes MVP 2004 the best baseball game to date on any system.
  7. Call it the sophomore jinx. A great rookie season had us anticipating more, but MVP needs more work before it can really be considered the Most Valuable Player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 19, 2005
    10
    The best sport game ever made, wait until 2005.
  2. KeithY.
    Mar 19, 2004
    10
    You know the cliche' "Opinions are like a..holes, everyone has one and they all stink at times"? Well, I'm here to stink it up and You know the cliche' "Opinions are like a..holes, everyone has one and they all stink at times"? Well, I'm here to stink it up and say this is a fun game but I'd have been happier if it sold for $40 out the gate instead of $50. But that's EA for ya. Whoever rates this game below a 7 probably has some personal issues, maybe hates EA cuz of their lack of online support for Xbox. Hey, you bought the game knowing it was on Live, so why complain about it now. If it's such an issue, don't buy it. This game looks good and the little details by FAR outweigh the nitpicky stuff. I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Compare this to WSB 2K3 and no doubt, you'll agree MVP 2004 is in a class of it's own. Who said WSB has good graphics? Every other guy looks like the same pointy headed dork and claps his hands the same way after every hit. Also, the demo of ESPN baseball was crap. But there may be potential - too bad I'm not rich enough or care enough to own both games. Expand
  3. ElliottM.
    Apr 13, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome.
  4. Dan
    Mar 11, 2004
    9
    It would have deserved a 10 if there were some little things done here or there. But for the most part it is one hell of a game. There is It would have deserved a 10 if there were some little things done here or there. But for the most part it is one hell of a game. There is always room for improvement but the trend of getting better year by year is certainly appealing (unlike when Triple Play was still around). Keep up the good work EA, and don't let yourselves get arrogant about the product and the great trend will continue. Expand
  5. PhilipP.
    Jun 17, 2004
    9
    Even with out Xbox Live this is the best Baseball game ever released. #1 reason I choose this over ESPN MLB, the base running system is so Even with out Xbox Live this is the best Baseball game ever released. #1 reason I choose this over ESPN MLB, the base running system is so simple and easy to use (compared to the clumsy ESPN base running control)... and all the other controls are very well done and easy to learn and use. So unless online play is a must have for you, get MVP 2004. Expand
  6. AnthonyV.
    Mar 24, 2004
    9
    Sorry, Sega. This game has you beat even without online play. The pitching system is phenomenal... it was actually a challenge and an Sorry, Sega. This game has you beat even without online play. The pitching system is phenomenal... it was actually a challenge and an enjoyable one. Fielding is far better in this game than Sega's, and the use of the second stick for dives, jumps, and leans is brilliant ? and the EA game does a better job in choosing the correct fielder. Batting however is probably gonna turn some people off... instead of aiming for where the pitch is going to be in the strike zone, the left stick is used to direct where the ball will go when it's hit. As long as your timing is good and the ball is pitched in a decent spot, you'll hit it. But all things considered, this is a fantastic baseball game with intuitive controls and a huge fun factor. There are a handful of minor technical glitches but they're not that much of a detriment. This will most likely be the best baseball game to come out this year with 989's MLB 2005 proving to be the only competition. Expand
  7. NicholasA.
    Mar 10, 2004
    1
    After the gushing review on ign and teamxbox, I was expecting the holy grail of baseball games. What I found instead was clunky, awful PS2 After the gushing review on ign and teamxbox, I was expecting the holy grail of baseball games. What I found instead was clunky, awful PS2 graphics, horrible textures and no xbox live support. Rosters are not updated with the exception of a-rod on the yankess and the minor league system is not that appealing. The stadium textures and lighting are poor on the xbox and the fielding is still a great concern. Couple all of this with no stats accumulated year to year and you have a novelty of a baseball game. MVP might be for some people, but it is certainly not for me. I have an open mind when it comes to sports and I am not to brand specific. I am eagerly awaiting the offerings from sega and acclaim now. Expand

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#23 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004