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Power Pro’s Coming Back State Side

MLB Power Pro’s which made it’s first land state side last year.  I personally am upset that I never got a chance to play the game, but I plan to fix that soon. Nothing a trip to Blockbuster can’t fix.

From 1up.com by Kris Pigna (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3167733)

The swing of the bat, the roar of the crowd! It’s baseball season again, sports fans, but if you prefer America’s favorite pastime with diminutive anthropomorphic creatures, you’ll be glad to learn Konami and 2K Sports have announced MLB Power Pros 2008, the latest installment in the long-running Japanese series that was first released in North America last year.

Once again starring goofy, tiny players, MLB Power Pros 2008 promises to offer more of the series’ easy-to-learn, family-friendly baseball action. The game will have over ten modes, including the usual baseball game fare of League, Exhibition, Practice, Home Run Challenge, and a the franchise-like Season mode. This year’s Wii version will also include Mii support, though the extent of the feature is not yet known.

On top of that, though, there are also the RPG-inspired Success and MLB Life modes. The former is a story-based mode that puts players in the role of an up-and-coming Double-A Minor League player, and through various training and challenge mini-games you’ll attempt to improve your player’s skills and impress the scouts to make it to the big league. Once this mode is complete, you can then transfer your player to MLB Life, another story-based mode where your player will traverse a 20-year career in the Major Leagues.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Konami again, and with the baseball season now in full swing, we’re proud to offer our fans a refreshingly smart and exciting baseball game that is easily accessible for all ages,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Baseball enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of newly added features, intuitive game modes and improved overall feel, and we look forward to hitting one out of the park this season with MLB Power Pros 2008.”

The game is set for release in July for the Wii and PlayStation 2, and later this fall on the Nintendo DS.

I personally love baseball games sometimes and hate them at others. I hope that this game will not have bouncy A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) where if you start to really win they bring the hammer down. If you start to lose the defense makes more mistakes.  All in all i plan to play this game and give a full review of it with the week it comes out. This is because it isn’t your normal baseball game. You have are a up and comer in the Double-A Minor league who is trying to make it big time. After that story mode portion and you make it to the MLB you then have a twenty year career mode that continues the story. With some RPG (role-playing game) elements to help create the ultimate player it sure is going to be one fun ride.

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  • Hands down MLB power Pros was the best baseball game to come out in 2007. It was over looked because of the way the players looked. Too bad because it was a really deep and involved game while being a ton of fun.