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ESPN Major League Baseball

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ESPN Major League Baseball is the successor to Sega's World Series Baseball 2k3. Back are all of the game play modes from last years release: exhibition, playoffs, season, and franchise. Additionally, gamecast, duel, situation and GM career have been added to the game.

In gamecast mode, you can manage and watch a game as it progresses, make substitutions and then jump into the action when you want to.

In duel mode, you'll pick a pitcher and hitter and duke it out against the computer to see who can get the most hits and who can throw the most strikes.

In situation mode, you can set the field up how you want to and change a number of settings like how many players on base to what inning it is and who is up to bat so you can figure out your ultimate 'what-if' scenario.

In GM career mode, you'll need to run a franchise while keeping your owner happy. Got an owner who is financially conscious? He'll want you to make sure you hire only moderately priced players and do reasonably well. Get a maverick, and you'll get a longer leash, a bit more money, but the added pressure of needing to take your team to the playoffs.

All 30 MLB teams are included with their stadiums along with 16 different all-star teams. It also has 6 classic stadiums and a team made up of the greatest players of all time. Each team also has a number of alternate and throwback jerseys. Also, new is the ESPN authentic feel in the form of graphics and play break downs. Get a particularly nice strike out and you'll get to see the trajectory with ESPN K-Zone. Strike someone out three times in a row and Rex Hudler and Jon Miller will applaud you for a job well done.

You can also use the X-box version to grab the latest roster or play against someone online in an exhibition game on either the PS2 or the X-box version.

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The Press Says

GameZone Xbox Apr 16, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
GameZone PlayStation 2 May 13, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox Apr 05, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
GamePro (US) Xbox Mar 31, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Xbox Apr 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Netjak Xbox Apr 26, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Apr 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Xbox Apr, 2004 B 75
GameSpy PlayStation 2 May 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Xbox Nation (XBN) Xbox Jun, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Contributed to by Ronald Diemicke (1148)