Not only are old mistakes revisited in 2004, but the batting and fielding controls seem to have gotten worse. The hitting interface has become a high-end guessing game, with strikes and balls called in almost random fashion, and fielding is difficult even in the best of circumstances. Sure, hearing Jimmy Shorts make funny comments is entertaining, but the baseball that comes along with it is poor enough that I don’t think it’s worth suffering through. I know it’s supposed to be an arcade game, but you’ve got to meet us halfway, fellas. Slugfest is a good game for people who want to either A) play a violent sports game for 20 minutes, or B) blow off some baseball-related steam. Next.