Saturday, September 22, 2007

Game Review ( The Bigs - 360 )

Graphics: 3.75/5 Very mixed bag here. The graphics and textures of the jerseys and stadiums and what-not look really good, but a lot of the players faces look like they were glued on, and have no expression. The game looks pretty good, kind of next gen, but they certainly could be better.

Sound: 3.75/5 A pretty average soundtrack, and a pretty decent commentary, although when you start hitting a lot of homeruns, the announcer does get pretty repetitive. Still, the game has good sound. Especially in-game when you hit home runs and stuff.

Control: 4/5 The only thing that's not too hot about the controls in this game is the baserunning. Instead of pressing a button to advance to another base, you run with the analog stick. It works well most of the time, but sometimes, it will mess you up. Your runner will sometimes run halfway to a base, and if you don't control him, he'll be out. Other than that, this game controls pretty well.

Fun: 4/5 The Bigs is a game for anyone, like Slugfest was. Baseball fan or not, you'll likely enjoy playing this game. Hitting balls at unbelievable lengths, and pitching balls at impossibly fast speeds. It's quite fun. There are several modes, including Rookie Challenge, in which you create your own player and take him through the Major Leagues by playing in MLB games, and participating in batting and fielding practice to gain experience and different apparel to let him wear. It really seems like an RPG element. It's fun, but does get repetitive. Another thing worth noting are the difficulty levels. Medium should be Very Easy, and Easy shouldn't be a difficulty choice. This game is very easy for the most part. No one should have much trouble. I won a game 14-0 and it was only a 5 inning game. Albeit it was on Medium, but it shows how not-so-challenging this game is. Still, this is a very fun baseball game. Fun on single player, but it's a game meant to be played with friends, in my opinion. Well worth a few week rental from Gamefly, because it is a lot of fun, but you should definitely think twice before paying full price on this game.


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