Tuesday, April 26, 2011
MLB 2K11 for the Wii
Over the past week or so, I've been playing MLB 2K11 on my Wii. Overall, the game is enjoyable, but not without its pitfalls.
*Pitching to the opposition is awesome! I created myself and am able to chuck 101 fastball with pinpoint control. The batters will knock one out of the park though if you don't hit your spots, mix up your pitches, and out think them.
*The graphics kick ass! Ryan Howard looks, swings, and runs just like Ryan Howard the actual player.
*The stadium details are impressive. I'm a Phillies fan, playing in "season mode" at Citizens Bank Park and it is very comparable to the real stadium.
*Unless on "rookie" level, hitting is too difficult. You can't judge if the pitch is a strike our ball, unless you adjust the pitch recognition speed in the settings, but then it becomes too easy. I wish you could just press a button to generate the swing, rather than actually swing the Wii controller.
*Fielding is too over-the-top. Diving grabs in the outfield over the shoulder towards the wall on nearly every fly ball, or a wall climbing homerun stealing catch. Give me a break!
*Stealing a base is nearly impossible, and if you try to increase your lead the computer will attempt to pickoff the runner every time, sometimes up to 10 times in a row. Unrealistic.