Your dream game if you love pitcher's duels. Be sure you own an extra controller, because you're sure to break one.
*Graphics - 6/10
The on-field / in-game graphics aren't anything to get excited about. The grass looks like a green mat from some N64 game. Where it meets the dirt there is an ugly "line". The field designs are pretty cool and accurate. The players look jaggy.
This is the part that really shines. The stadiums are immaculate. Every detail is there.
Pitching is pretty rewarding. I just use the simple pick a pitch and push x to throw it there. Haven't tried the "Pulse Pitching" but it's apparently no good. The pitching gets a little wild but I think that's accurate. No one hits thier spots every time
THE BANE OF THIS GAME!!! Every game is a 1-0, 8 hit snoozer. A random home run will up the run total but it doesn't help much. Your contact will be "perfect", timing "perfect", and stride "perfect" yet you hit a weak ground ball. Sure, you shouldn't hit a homer every time but the constant ground outs / pop ups with good timing, stride and contact is frustrating. Pitches are so hard to distinguish there's 30+ combined strike-outs EVERY online game. Offline, the AI will never swing out of the zone.
All the other stuff is pretty run-of-the-mill.