I've never played a baseball game on a console before. Hell, I've never played baseball in real life. I feel like it's basically rounders though, and you literally can't go through school in England without having been tortured by a weekly rounders match. In the rain. And the mud. OUTSIDE. Eurgh.
Rather than a photo-realistic sports game a la any EA game ever, Super Mega Baseball is a super fun cartoony-style game where the characters have tiny legs, humongous bobble-heads and silly names.
For all of it's silliness though it is actually a fairly in-depth sports game, or at least it is to me. You use your analog stick to pick the kind of throw you will do (all of which mean nothing to me) and can control the speed and force that you throw too. For the batters it's a simple game of working out when to press A to swing your bat and kinda pointing it in the direction you want to bat it. Then you have to choose which base you will attempt to run to and move any other characters that may be on the field. I sucked at this part, but for once I can categorically say it is my fault. The control system for this game is really well done. I'm just crap.
There are only two modes in the game, Season or Exhibition, but I have to admit to wondering what other modes you may need. You can either play just one game, or go in for a season as the names suggest and both can be played with friends, locally. The Season mode is more in-depth and sees you having to manage your team too, a welcome addition for many of the more hardcore baseball fans I'm sure. You can also mess with the difficulty levels, changing them from between 0-99 to make it more or less difficult, meaning you can truly tailor your experience to suit you.
This is a good little sports game, but I feel like it is priced slightly too high for what you get. Maybe it's just because I'm not a sports fan but I did find the game kinda boring really. It'll likely be in a sale in the lead up to the holidays, so if you can, hold out until then.
5/10 TRY IT!
A code was provided for the purpose of this review.