MLB game for Wii U

#31TheRealistKillaPosted 1/26/2013 6:34:26 PM
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#32coreyerb(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2013 6:23:17 PM
cruefan44 posted...
Wow I haven't thought about Acclaim in years but they were all over the place back in the late 90s/early 2000s. All-Star Baseball was pretty fun even if I did hate Derek Jeter..

http://web.archive.org/web/20030207041409/http://www.allstarbaseball04.com/index.html

Skill4Reel posted...
All-Star Baseball was the stuff back on Nintendo 64. Acclaim was on fire with that series in the 90's. It is kind of sad to think about how limited our options are now as there are only a few developers making sports games.

Such a deep game - Negro Leagues, expansion franchises and stadiums, every uniform ever. That's what I played last year instead of going new and it still feels current. If the memory card hadn't corrupted and lost my manually updated roster I might still be playing it.

Acclaim was great.
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#33coreyerb(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2013 6:26:59 PM
userfrigginame posted...
AwayFromHere posted...
From: userfrigginame | #021
I was recently playing MLB 09 The Show, and I think the gamepad would be nice to use as a pitching tool. You select your pitch-type and the area in the box where you want to pitch without having your opponent see it. Then the batter uses the wii mote as a bat. Baserunning/stealing could be used by holding a button that corresponds to a runner, and and moving the control stick.

Switching controllers during a game doesn't sound fun.

Yeah, but I don't see it as a big hassle. Just a simple "here-you-go" and you're done. Besides half-innings don't happen every minute. It's prolly switching every 5 mins or so.

ESPN Sports Connection has swipe to pitch on the Gamepad and it's pretty fun: http://youtu.be/z8clX-044KM?t=2m42s Also hold it up and look for fly balls. Batting is Wiimote. Switching controllers isn't that annoying, it's kinda like putting down your bat and grabbing your glove.

I think a full MLB game using a similar control scheme could do it really well.
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#34cruefan44Posted 1/29/2013 6:29:53 PM
Ouch I feel for you. I don't have my N64 anymore but I remember having issues with those memory cards. The official ones were pretty reliable but the larger ones I'd buy for sports games sucked!

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Such a deep game - Negro Leagues, expansion franchises and stadiums, every uniform ever. That's what I played last year instead of going new and it still feels current. If the memory card hadn't corrupted and lost my manually updated roster I might still be playing it.

Acclaim was great.
#35Jason Hart MaiviaPosted 1/29/2013 9:08:18 PM
Another Power Pros game on Wii U would be awesome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jikky%C5%8D_Powerful_Pro_Yaky%C5%AB_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLB_Power_Pros_2008
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#36DBPanterAPosted 1/30/2013 12:42:34 AM
Skill4Reel posted...
All-Star Baseball was the stuff back on Nintendo 64. Acclaim was on fire with that series in the 90's. It is kind of sad to think about how limited our options are now as there are only a few developers making sports games.


This is true. However, each professional sports league generally sells the rights to use their players images to one company, which is why we get things like EA producing Madden, NCAA Football, and PGA Golf, for instance.

I am with the TC in that a Baseball game would be great. I would love the opportunity to take my craptacular home team and try to get them into the playoffs (no chance in 2013).

Fact is, while we all love Nintendo for their 1st party IPs, that is not enough to sustain a system and other genres of games are needed to satisfy customers. If you look purely of sales in the US, the big movers are naturally FPS and sports games. You may not like it, but people need to buy these games in order for the obscure titles to stand a chance of making it onto any system. It's just like the big summer action movie is needed to support all the small budget flicks that make peanuts for a movie studio.

And, there is not one thing harder in sports than get a hit off a major league pitcher. 100% fact.
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