Fun Factor Issues
earlaps wrote this review on .
Now the buts. My biggest problem is that the game is often a chore to play rather than fun. Not only is it very hard, even with the sliders, but pitching and batting take so much work, it drains the fun. Games take forever, and if you go on fast game mode you find even grand slams are passed over for replays so there is no happy medium between slow and fast.
I have sometimes played the game for an hour and still found myself in the fifth inning. Is this fun? Are twenty foul balls per inning fun?
Now the personal part. I have a personal preference for baseball games in which you can do what is done in real baseball and see batters swing at balls an inch outside the strike zone. I really hate seeing batters all know to leave the bat on their shoulders when the ball barely misses the plate. Some baseball video games did in the past show guys swinging balls outside the plate, so it can be done. Now, in Show 09, the only time they do swing at bad pitches is to knock the ball for a hit.
Bottom line, great game, some flaws.