Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rochester Hills-ish, MI
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There is no perfect game this year.
High heat is pure crap in my opinion. 3DO seems to have gotten really lazy in the last 2 years or so.
All-Star is supposed to be very good, but with lots of gameplay problems. I cannot say for sure as I have not played it.
MVP is a great game BUT is very arcadey still. Stats are close to realistic, but maybe error on the lower side of things. Definately a new thing for an EA game. The pitching/batting interface is really amazing as is the throwing indicator. I think they will all steal this feature next year. The problem is that it is next to impossible to K the batters, therefore resulting in lower than avg Ks for pitchers YOU are playing with.
WSB has problems with injury bugs and that damn cursor batting. They too have a timing mode(like MVP) which I play in, but I have yet to hit a homer with it in 2 games. Although I am the Tigers, so take that for what its worth. If you care about stats and accuracy, this is the best game. It tracks FRANCHISE and CAREER stats and you can break the all time records and season records. No big hoopla is made other than a mention in the NEWS though.
For pure stat accuracy, I siimed 1/2 a season in ASB, WSB and MVP. ASB had inflated HR/RBI(36HR for Bonds w/ 74RBI) numbers while MVP/WSB were accurate at 27 for the top 2 people(Bonds(53RBI) and ARod(55RBI)). This may just be a one time occurence though as I have not run multiple "tests."
Best bet is to rent them before you purchase.
Good Luck and let us know which you picked.