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PlayStationAbsolute Playstation (Apr, 2000)
What can I say, another year another Triple Play game…it just wouldn't feel like the baseball season without one. This years offering goes all out in an effort to recreate the total baseball experience…both realistic and fantasy style. There are a slew of gameplaying modes to choose from that should appeal to both the strategy and arcade minded players alike. The graphics are about the best you are likely to see in a Playstation b-ball game and the sound effects are second to none. As always, the announcers are superb and really bring the game to life…as does the rowdy stadium crowds! Triple Play 2001 is undeniably one of the best baseball title available for the Playstation console and one that any self respecting videogame / baseball lover should not be without.
WindowsGamezilla (May 30, 2000)
PC baseball games always seem to have an advantage over their console counterparts. The graphics are better, the load times before games is ten times faster (over Playstation, though that may not be the case with N64), and the game usually packs in more stats and added features. This is all true again this year (although the Playstation 2 may swing the pendulum next year, especially in the graphics and player heads/polygon area). If you have a PC and also have a PSX or N64, buy the PC version of this game. You won’t be disappointed. This is one of the best baseball games you can get your mitts on.
PlayStationGamezilla (Sep 18, 2000)
There are always pluses and minuses with buying a “franchise” or sequeled sports game that has been around as long as Triple Play. The good news is that you know what you’re getting: the graphics are the best for this console and they improve marginally from year to year, stadiums and game modes are added, and player animations and facial expressions are always being refined. The bad news is that you know what you’re getting (didn’t I just say that). In other words, are new rosters, players, stadiums and features worth the price of the game? You make the call. Judging this game on its own merits, the graphics are great, the home run derby is fun, and the addition of home run legends is nice. The only downer is the long load times between different screens. In the past, this game has been hard to beat for the top Playstation baseball game title and I don’t think anything has changed this year.
PlayStationGameSpot (Mar 22, 2000)
In total, Triple Play 2001 is a game that represents the cream of PlayStation baseball titles. It's not perfect, but it succeeds at what it does and delivers the best rendition of a baseball experience of any PS baseball title. It's fun, amply realistic, and the variable simulation levels open the game up to wider audiences.
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine (Apr, 2000)
Triple Play's stat tracking is once again an industry best, and for the first time in years, the gameplay is actually playable...but can still be a little frustrating at times.
PlayStationAll Game Guide (2000)
Go deep with Triple Play 2001 for the PlayStation and customize your heart out with the huge roster and management mode, create your own player, or take your chances in tournament play (obviously it doesn't have the ability for online play like the PC version, of course). Whatever you do, it's going to be one long season!
WindowsElectric Games (2000)
Triple Play 2001 is still a good game, but it is nowhere near the improvement I was expecting. I was hoping for upgraded graphics on par with the most recent NBA Live game, one of the best-looking sports games I've ever seen. There are some minor improvements that could be made, but we get big heads instead. The only new feature I can honestly recommend this game for is the legendary players option. Other than that, if you already own Triple Play 2000, this isn't worth the upgrade. Bottom Line: Decent graphics and animation but not as good-looking as last year's title. Sounds start off well then become distorted to a small but annoying degree. Legendary players have been added to the Big League Challenge, which is a very nice new feature. This isn't a bad game, but it isn't worth upgrading to if you already own Triple Play 2000.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (May, 2000)
Mit Triple Play 2001 bringt EA Sports Baseball derart gekonnt auf den PC-Bildschirm, dass nicht nur eingeschworene Fans des amerikanischen Nationalsports ihre wahre Freude daran haben. Dafür ist neben den lebensecht animierten Spielern vor allem die intuitive Steuerung verantwortlich. Den EA-Entwicklern ist damit im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes der große Wurf geglückt. Unter Zuhilfenahme weniger Hilfsmenüs werfen Sie binnen weniger Minuten knallharte Bälle. Ebenso einfach steuern Sie die Spieler übers Feld oder überlassen dem gut reagierenden CPU-Assistenten diese Aufgabe. Lediglich die Regeln müssen Sie sich selbst aneignen: Erklärendes Begleitmaterial, das den Einstieg erleichtern könnte, liegt nicht bei.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (May, 2000)
Simulations- und Manager-Aspekte suchen Sie besser woanders. Die 80er-Wertung daher auch.
PlayStationDigital Press - Classic Video Games (Oct 16, 2005)
While the overall game hasn't changed that much from last year, it's still a must play for baseball fans. The additional features don't do a whole lot for the gameplay, but will make gamers play "just one more game." The next big step probably won't come until the series is brought out on a next-gen system. Until then, this game will satisfy.
WindowsGameSpy (Apr 10, 2000)
Triple Play 2001 isn't necessarily horrible, but is a largely unpolished effort that simply can't stand up to competition like Microsoft's Baseball 2001 and the stellar High Heat Baseball 2001. Had another 2 or 3 months of development gone into the game, it might have been able to compete, but outside of an "extreme" Home Run Derby mode, there's just no reason to make this your baseball game of choice.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jun 03, 2000)
With a series of successful titles preceding it I thought that Triple Play 2001 would carry on in that tradition. The game offers a few new items, but not many. The best of these new items being the inclusion of the Home Run Legends pitting Babe Ruth against Ken Griffey Jr. Overall I saw a few minor improvements on existing themes and AI issues — nothing to get excited about. This year’s edition, while good, doesn’t measure up to its potential.
Windowsincite PC Gaming (May, 2000)
A gaudy, arcade-style baseball bash for fans who dig the long ball.
WindowsPC Gamer (Jul, 2000)
One of the definitions for the word irony in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is: "incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result." This description fits EA's latest baseball game, Triple Play 2001.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 2000)
If EA Sports is happy with the console sales of TRIPLE PLAY, and is uninspired to chase after 3DO and Microsoft for the PC baseball market, this could signal the end of the TRIPLE PLAY franchise on the PC. But the scary thing is that last year’s version of TRIPLE PLAY—which was vastly interior to 3DO’s HIGH HEAT—still managed to top the charts in the baseball category. Maybe there are more “extreme” baseball fans than we think.
WindowsAll Game Guide (2000)
Overall, you'll want to steer clear of this game if you're a hardcore baseball gamer. Even if you just want some fun and don't care about realistic action, you're still better off picking up Sammy Sosa High Heat Baseball 2001, which delivers great graphics as well as great gameplay.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (May 18, 2000)
Every pitch in Triple Play 2001 is an arcade challenge that simply requires a quick trigger finger. There’s not even the remotest semblance of real baseball strategy involved in playing. Of course, that’s probably what the designers were going for. And it’s truly mystifying. If this title was a coin-operated game down at a local bar or arcade, we’d be the first to dump a pocketful of quarters into it. But this is a computer game, presumably designed for a marketplace that skews toward an older crowd that wants a little more out of their recreation than what an anti-arcade friend of mine once called "bloop-bloop-bleep-bleep" crap. That’s all this game is, and we can’t imagine even those who enjoy these sorts of pastimes staying interested for more than a few hours.