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MLB Power Pros 2008

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
67
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Wii
80
2.8

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Combined MobyScore 1 2.8


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92
WiiCheat Code Central
MLB Power Pros 2008 is a great sports title and really succeeds because it provides a deep and rewarding experience for serious sports gamers, but it also provides a fun and casual experience for those who just have basic knowledge of the sport and want to have some fun playing baseball. It has so many ways to play, and you can easily get past the fifty hour gameplay mark by playing just the three single-player modes. And if you want to create teams and play through the league and training modes, you could be playing all the way until next season!
90
WiiOperation Sports
The claim is that the Wii does not care about the hardcore gamer, but this is precisely the type of game that gives me hope on that front. MLB Power Pros 2008 looks like a game that caters to the casual audience, but once you break through the surface you cannot begin to even realize all there is to dive into. The RPG aspects of Success and MLB Life can be very addicting and the Season mode is about as deep as any other franchise to date. Sure, the animations could use an overhaul for future versions and the lack of updated rosters is frustrating, but I absolutely love this game. It allows you to have fun while not having to worry about every minute detail looking realistic, all while allowing for as deep an experience as you want to make it.
88
WiiWorth Playing
Still, it's easy to overlook all that and see MLB Power Pros 2008 for what it truly is, a sterling example of how sports games can be deep without being overly complicated and how realism doesn't necessarily trump goofiness, as long as what you're making is fun. No doubt about it, Power Pros is easily the best baseball game on the Wii, and a fine representative of the larger genre at that. If you're looking for a sports game that's going to last and last, look no further: This one is well worth your money.
85
WiiGame Vortex
MLB Power Pros 2008 does one thing that I wish more games would do - it has fun. It has a few flaws, but throughout the entire game, I never felt like I wasn't enjoying myself, which is something few games have managed to do. Hardcore baseball fans will probably overlook the game entirely - after all, they have reps as "hardcore adult gamers" to maintain - but if you give it a try, I guarantee you'll have fun.
85
WiiZTGameDomain
Overall, MLB Power Pros is a fantastic choice for casual and hardcore baseball fans of all ages. It makes a great companion to the realism heavy baseball games on the market, and Success and MLB Life mode would both be worth the price of admission on their own. With some additions and tweaks, next years version could be beating on the door of the big dogs for best overall baseball game, but as it stands Power Pros is a worthy addition to every Wii owners library.
84
WiiGameLemon
MLB Power Pros 2008 ultimately succeeds at most of what it tries to do. The gameplay is simple, the characters are cute, and the multiplayer aspect combined with the variety of control options means that everyone can get in on the fun. While the more stat-driven modes do not fully succeed, the developers deserve props for at least trying something different, and the fact that there are so many choices for how to play means that even if you never touch the MLB Life mode, you're still likely to enjoy the game. Just don't go looking for it to replace either of the big sims, and you'll be satisfied with the result.
84
WiiDa Gameboyz
MLB Power Pros 2008 is a game that does not play like it looks. On the surface the game seems to be a cute and simple representation of baseball, but that could not be farther from the truth. The game is a simulation/RPG monster that will fulfill any baseball fanatic’s dream of playing in the minor leagues, big leagues, or just managing a team. The options available are dizzying. My only concern is that the visual style may turn a lot of people away as they will get the wrong idea from the looks alone. Bottomline, if you love baseball you should be able to get through the cute visuals and see that there is a lot of depth to MLB Power Pro 2008 that makes this one a definite consideration for you to purchase for your Nintendo Wii.
84
WiiNintendojo
If you’re new to the series, buy this one without question. If you’re a returning fan, weigh how much you want the next chapter of Success Mode, and the new MLB Life experience. If you’re still pushing through dozens and dozens of hours on last year’s game – we understand, since we are too – this one doesn’t offer much that you don’t already have in your collection now.
84
WiiNintendojo
At first, the sophomore slump appears to have a stranglehold on MLB Power Pros 2008 -- an initial playthrough will reinforce this theory. But, analogous to the visuals, there’s more depth than meets the eye. We will admit that most of the additions are rather bare and that we would like to more emphasis placed on Wii’s abilities, such as the online arena. The MLB Mode, however, is everything a baseball fanatical could dream of, transforming you into living the life of a major leaguer (or minor leaguer). As such, MLB Power Pros 2008 knocks another one out of the park.
84
PlayStation 2IGN
Hopefully the game finds its crowd worldwide, and we’d expect far more from the series next year as far as new modes/options go. If you’re new to the series, buy this one without question. If you’re a returning fan, weigh how much you want the next chapter of Success Mode, and the new MLB Life experience. If you’re still pushing through dozens and dozens of hours on last year’s game – we understand, since we are too – this one doesn’t offer much that you don’t already have in your collection now.
80
WiiGameSpot
It's simple, yet deep; goofy, yet realistic. By straddling these contradictions, MLB Power Pros 2008 manages to appeal to casual and hardcore players alike. It doesn't step far from its predecessor's shadow, but that doesn't prevent it from shining.
80
WiiGame Chronicles
For hardcore baseball simulation fans, I have no problem recommending MLB Power Pros 2008 – but for families looking for an extension of Nintendo’s incredible Wii Sports, I would recommend looking towards titles like Little League World Series 2008 or Mario Super Sluggers that fully embrace the Wii’s model and functionality.
80
WiiGameDaily
Release timing and lack of online aside, MLB Power Pros 2008 offers a fun game of baseball that anyone, young or old, can pick up and play. Get over the cutesy graphics and unsophisticated gameplay and have a grand slam of a time.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpot
It's simple, yet deep; goofy, yet realistic. By straddling these contradictions, MLB Power Pros 2008 manages to appeal to casual and hardcore players alike. It doesn't step far from its predecessor's shadow, but that doesn't prevent it from shining.
77
WiiGameZone
MLB Power Pros 2008 is a solid baseball game for the Wii that is lacking in what the Wii does best, Motion controls. Only a small portion of the huge buffet that is MLB Power Pros 2008 takes advantage of the motion sensing controller.
75
WiiGame Shark
Although it sounds like there are a lot of issues (not to mention the lack of online play AGAIN), it is still one of the better baseball games on the market and is absolutely worth it for first time buyers—it’s much better than 2K’s MLB series but below the gold standard of MLB The Show ’08 on the PS3. MLB Power Pros is a very fun, very addictive game that passes time quickly; however owners of the original aren’t getting a whole lot of ‘new’ stuff here – this reviewer just expected more in the game’s 2nd spin.
74
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
With all the attempts out there at creating the best baseball simulations, by trying to get pitch and swing mechanics down to a tee with lifelike recreation of the sport on your console, MLB Power Pros 2008 is a breath of fresh air in a genre that sometimes seems to take itself a bit too seriously. While the simplicity may bore some advocates of simulation baseball games, those who like a more lighthearted approach will appreciate what Power Pros brings to the genre. If you're unfamiliar with the series, Power Pros 2008 is the perfect place to start.
70
WiiFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
All-in-all I’d say it’s a “swing and a miss” for MLB Power Pros 2008, if by that I mean that they swung, missed, lost their grip on the bat and killed a spectator.
70
PlayStation 2Da Gameboyz
For those still clinging on to their PS2, MLB Power Pros 2008 is a decent purchase but I would encourage you to rent the game beforehand as it probably isn’t for everyone. Those little ‘tykes’ in t-ball who want to play a baseball game on their PS2 may find MLB Power Pros 2008 way above their head. On the flip side, hardcore baseball gamers may find the game’s characters simply too adorable or cute to appreciate this sim based baseball game. As I mentioned earlier, I feel this game suffers somewhat of an identity crisis as it is such a deep game with cute and cuddly representation of MLB players.
70
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
It’s probably worth the purchase if you’ve got a kid who happens to be a big baseball fan, and that means that 2K and Konami hit their goal. …kind of.
67
WiiThe Video Game Critic
The 58-page instruction book is a complete disaster. Want to know how to steal? The manual will leave you bewildered! When you see at all those pages of tiny text and symbols, you'll wonder how it could possibly have any connection to such a simple, lighthearted game. The options screens are also cumbersome, and the "quick season" mode forced me to sift through dozens of pages of text and menus before tossing one pitch! 2K went a bit overboard with this game, but if you're looking for a casual contest against a friend, MLB Power Pros 2008 is tough to beat. Besides, how many other nine-inning baseball games can you play in under a half-hour?
65
WiiDaily Game
All of the numbers and charts and fake activities are all the more frustrating when you consider just how fun the old-school baseball gameplay really is. When playing with friends, MLB Power Pros 2008 provides plenty of entertainment. When playing solo, it's not even as rewarding as standing in a batting cage without a pitching machine. MLB Power Pros 2008 sounds deep on the cover, and its title screen is enough to make people wonder "how"d they get all that content in there?" But when you actually play all those modes, you quickly realize that the three that work would've been better as a WiiWare download focused on baseball rather than this retail pseudo RPG that just falls flat.
60
WiiGames Radar
While Power Pros 2008 offers an undeniably massive amount of modes and options, we could’ve easily waited until next spring for a truer, fuller follow-up. Veterans of last season’s title have pretty much played this game already, but it is a nice place to start if you’re new to the series. Don’t blame us, though, if you start feeling a lot like Bill Murray in Lost In Translation. It’s a culture shock in just about every way.
60
PlayStation 2Games Radar
While Power Pros 2008 offers an undeniably massive amount of modes and options at a terrific $20 price, we could’ve easily waited until next spring for a truer, fuller follow-up. Veterans of last season’s title have pretty much played this game already, but it is a nice place to start if you’re new to the series. Don’t blame us, though, if you start feeling a lot like Bill Murray in Lost In Translation. It’s a culture shock in just about every way.
50
PlayStation 2Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
I think if I hadn't already seen the deep career modes of Sony's recent MLB offerings, I might be more inclined to recommend Power Pros as it is, the game feels like a clumsy attempt to meld sport and story, and doesn't manage either particularly well. It's cute and quirky as hell. It's just not that good.
42
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
MLB Power Pros 2008 sits and stares you down from the television like a catcher who gives his pitcher bad signals. It looks cute but it’s coldly statistical; it looks layered but it’s full of aimless red herrings; and then you lose. These poor players don’t have arms or noses: Aren’t their lives hard enough?