You know, the High Heat series used to take the field every year. Sure, it wasn’t the prettiest game on the roster, and it certainly wasn’t the most popular. But it was a game you could depend on with ducks on the pond and two outs in the ninth. This game was a.290 average, 18 homers and solid leather kind of game. And then 3DO went bankrupt. Boy did that affect its WAR. It’s High Heat Major League Baseball 2003.WAR as in Wins above replacement. Saber metrics.
So this was actually the penultimate High Heat game. 2004 would be the last year for High Heat baseball which is a shame, because the 2003 game did a lot of things really well. During its time, this was known as the more realistic or sum-like baseball series, as opposed to its more arcade counterparts. But in retrospect, I don’t find that tube the case. High Heat 2003 is a fast and fun game that might as well be R.B.I. Baseball compared to today’s games. Obviously, this is a game of Major League Baseball. All the teams, all the players.
The nice thing is that you can actually create your own players, which is great furan older game like this. That means you can update your favorite teams and pit today’s stars against teams from a decade ago. No option for dreads, though. Kind of an issue. Of course, what everyone loved about this game was its batting and pitching. Which actually feel simplified, to me? Pick a pitch, pick a location and throw. No stupid meters or anything. And the same applies to hitting.
You just swing with the X button and aim with the analog stick. It’s fast, simple and intuitive, and to this day, it plays great. In fact, the game play is almost flawless but if it has a weak spot, it’s defense. Your players feel a bit stiff out in the field. Moving around doesn’t feel nearly as smooth as placing your pitches or swinging your bat, and the same can be said for running the bases it’s little clunky at first and can take some getting used to. While we’re on its flaws, uh the biggest problem with High Heat was always its presentation.
That’s putting it mildly. If its game play were even the slightest bit less awesome, this would be ugliness on a virtually unplayable level. I’m talking blurry, washed-out today nothing of the animations, which are just oh, wow. Fortunately, if you can get past that again, this is a very good baseball game. And it’s got a ton of game play modes, too. Highly customizable season play, Home Run Derby, batting practice, 2-on-2 baseball minicamp content is one of this thing’s best stats, especially considering its age.
Realistic sports games are sort of hard to recommend. I mean, unless they’re retro games from 20 years ago or brand new releases, they sort of fall into that middle ground, you know? Too old to be relevant and too new to be retro. But if you happen to be looking for a baseball game for your PS2, this one is actually pretty good.
This is the favorite past time for American but if you are in Europe Fifa 14 games or Soccer is your Favorite game.