Review by Illinoisrulz35
Acclaim hits a grand slam
Acclaim studios did a very fine job on making All Star Baseball 2003. Out of all of the game cube baseball games. This one would be at the top.
The gameplay to All star baseball 2003 is great. I'll start off with the pitching. Just like in the Major Leagues, you can't get by with throwing the ball in the same spot. Or throwing the same pitch every time. You have to be smart in the game, just as a professional pitcher would have to be. The pitching motions in the game are very accurate also. You can have a submarine pitcher or a 3 quarter pitcher. Whatever type you want. The stamina for pitchers is also very realistic. Like in some games. you can't pitch your closer very long because of the lack of stamina. You can't always pitch your starter the whole game either depending on the situation.
Next i'll go to batting. The batting is great. You can bunt, sac fly, hit a ball to right, hit a grounder. You also have certain power zones. A-Rod has a big power zone while Ichiro has a little one. The only downside to the batting it moving the icon to meet the pitch. It takes a while to learn how to do this but you eventually get good at it.
Lastly for game play, i'll do fielding. There is not much difference in the fielding then any other baseball game. Although, some of the plays that you make are really cool.
The graphics in All Star Baseball 2003 are awesome. The fields look just like the real baseball parks. The croud unlike most baseball games are real people put in the seats. The graphics in the game were very well done.
The sound in the game is pretty decant. Although the menu music does get old. While playing a game though, you have the ballpark atmosphere that you would have at a real park. You can here vendors, the crowd, and the weather. The announers are pretty godd also but they can also get old. So overall, the sound is good, but i think that it could be much better.
The replayability in ASB 2003 is really good. This is the game that i play the most out of all of y games. It is a great two player game and gets very competitive. There are also the baseball cards that you try to get which get really cool. Acclaim does a real good job on making this so addicting.
In conclusion, All star baseball turns out to be a real great game. The game is perfect for a gift and if you don't have it, you oughta get it soon. Good job Acclaim.
Rating: 4.0 - Great
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