All Star Baseball 2005 Playstation 2 Video Game Review
Baseball season is underway so theres no better time to step up to the plate and check out ASB 2005 for your Playstation 2.
ASB 2005 - You Become the General ManagerASB 2005 has taken a player's ability to manage their own team to a whole new level. In ASB 2005, you can sign free agents, draft new players, manage a salary cap and even pick a city to build a brand new franchise. The management functions are the strongest features of ASB 2005 but there's also several other features in this game that make it sweeter than a Sammy Sosa swing on a hot afternoon at Wrigley Field.
ASB 2005 - Where It Hits A HomerunBesides the way it lets you manage a team, ASB 2005 hits a homerun with its online option, which lets you connect your PS2 to the Internet and play online against other gamers from around the world. ASB 2005 also deserves kudos for the realistic way they've recreated the moves of baseball players. When a pitcher throws too high inside, a player will charge the mound with a karate kick. When Sammy Sosa knocks a ball out of the park, he'll run with that famous hop. When a pitcher gives up too many homeruns, he'll collapse to the ground in frustration. Other cool features that earn ASB 2005 a thumbs up are the virtual tours of over 80 baseball stadiums, the baseball trivia game and the This Week In Baseball Challenge which allows you to replay moments from the 2003 season for a chance to win packs of baseball cards.
ASB 2005 - Where It Strikes OutIf there's one main fault with ASB 2005, it's the graphics - which aren't as clear and sharp as those of other baseball video games. Some of the fields seem a bit washed out and the player movements look much stiffer and more awkward than they should for a game that has so much else going for it. The new fielder cam also took a bit getting used to and made it difficult to keep track of balls once they're hit past the infield.
All Star Baseball 2005 Video Game Age Rating: Everyone.
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