posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 12:49 PM
I'm having issues with today's sports games.
I bought a baseball game recently, I think it's MLB 2K8. The graphics are very good, the realism is good, the stats are real, the rosters are real.
The weather simulation is amazing down to the player's shirt waving in the wind if it's a windy day. It's downright amazing.
The problem that I have is it's not fun. The pitching is nearly impossible because you have to do these gestures to get it to work properly and if
you're even slightly off the computer clobbers it. The hitting is terrible because it's all timing based and if you're a second too early or too
late on either the step or the swing, you ground out.
I feel like this is an example of wrapping a turd in a pretty box. I used to really enjoy sports games when they were fun to play. Hitting was
pressing X at the right time. Pitching was a different button per pitch.
I know people want "real" but this is crazy.
I am not a professional baseball player, I like video games. Should I even bother getting the hockey and football games when they come out or are
they the same?