Triple Play 2000
Reviewed by Henry Sun
How would EA sports try to match the great baseball games
of "All-Star 99-2000" They made a "Triple Play 2000", this
resulted in a sorry for an excuse of a baseball simulator. After
seeing the advertisement on the television I thought this game
looked pretty cool, "Virtaul Sammy", and all those cool moves
you are able to pull off. Well there were moves, but not very
cool. Still, this is just another arcadeish baseball game, where
people play just when they either get bored.
Graphics 6 out of 10
The graphics of this game cannot, and I say this with the
up most respect for EA , compare with the amazing graphics
of All-Star 2000, but I can say it is not bad since there isn't
too many other baseball games on the market that are better.
The graphics of the stadiums are really bad, the only part of it
that is good is that it is very detailed, but not clear. The
crowds all look like cardboard figures, and when the camera
moves you get dizzy from the blurry stands. The only good
part is when you hit the home run, it looks pretty cool.
Music and Sound 9 out of 10
As anyone would know, no baseball game ever had much music.
But the sound is very important. Triple Play carries excellent
sound effects. The play by play is really good, and they do not
say the same thing twice very often. Overall the sound effects
for hitting and throwing is really good.
Game Challenge 6 out of 10
There isn't much challenges to this game, it's either keep getting
one base hits, or getting home runs. Rookie and Pro levels are way
too easy, and the all star level is almost impossible to beat. The only
challenge I find is to master running the bases, it is extremely
hard to learn how to do it good.
Game Play-Fun 7 out of 10
The game play is very dull, first of all unlike All-Star 2000, you
can not hit into the outfield and get a base hit by hitting into a hole,
the out fielder can track anything down, getting doubles and triples
are nearly impossible, and unrealistically, the fielders have incredible
arms, getting a in field hit is not possible. There isn't must change
in the batting motion and like old baseball games, all you have to do
is swing. Overall the game play is fun for like a little while, but once
you play like ten games, it starts to stink.
Rumble Pak 4 out of 10
Terrible, it is very dumb, I mean who uses a rumble pack to play
sports games anyway, apparently the makers of this game did
not think so. It just rumbles when you hit, and like when you run, it's
wastes lots of battery. Overall I would not waste batteries to
use a rumble pack.
There is a few frustration, such as when you hit the ball really
good, and the computer outfield just tracks it down, and catches
it. O boy does that ever stink! I mean why would they make this game
so hard to hit extra base hits. Another frustration is all pitchers
have 100 pitches, but half of them are crappy, because you get
tired. in order to work fast, you would not get strike outs, but
after getting like 6 Ks, your pitcher gets tired.
Replayability 8 out of 10
Like Most sports games the replayability is really really good, you
can play and play until you get tired. And you can play several
seasons before getting rid of this game. But due to the game play
of this game I have to say the replayability is lower than most
Game Value 6 out of 10
This game is definitely not worth the money to buy, it gets boring
after like two three weeks, and at the price they charge for it, it's
not worth it. If I were you I would rent it, and just play a while. Or get
some stupid rich friend to buy it, and then play it at his house or something.
Overall 7 out of 10
In conclusion this is a pretty bad game, I would not recommmend
you buying it , if indeed you like baseball games, try All-Star 2000,
or 99. Overall the game is an average game that people forget
about pretty fast.