Sunday, July 02, 2006

Game Review (All-Star Baseball 2001 - N64)

I bought this game just recently and I was instantly stunned at how great the graphics looked for an N64 game. Here's my review:

Graphics: 9/10. For an N64 game, this is some of the best on the system. Sure it was a late N64 game, hell, the PS2 was already out, but this is a great game with well done character animations and plesent stadiums.

Sound: 8/10. It works. The commentary isn't bad, the overall sound is decent quality, but there is nothing that really stands out in this game.

Control: 8.5/10. Great and unique batting/pitching. You line up the batting icon with the pitchers icon to hit; and i wish more games nowadays would have a way of hitting like this.

Fun: 7.5/10. This is a great N64 sports game, the thing is, it's not really too fun unless you have a buddy to play with. The game goes pretty slowly, and there are times when you pitch that the pitch will just rapidly turn towards or away from the batter with no explanation. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for just one game for me and someone else; on new generation games like the PS2, it takes 20 minutes to 30 minutes. It's still a decent game, but you really can't get a lot of runs in a game unless you are playing against a rookie. This is still a good game; especially with the fact I bought this game for only $1.99. Definitely buy it if you can find it for a price like that. If you do plan on playing a season on this game, you will need a fresh standard N64 memory card, because it takes up all the space.


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