Having watched Major League Baseball for some time from America and followed the game and the rules I thought it was high time to invest in a Baseball game on my PSP which I found on Amazon for under £5 which was great. I found this to be a pretty good baseball game although not spectacular. However for the cheap price it is now it's worth trying out.
MLB for the PSP looks great and it certainly looks like they have done their research with this game. The graphics are very nice with the baseball fields and the players are detailed.
The game play itself is good as well. When you are batting you can choose to guess the pitch that is coming at you next by holding the Left top button on your control and pressing a button that refers to a pitch like x for fast ball. When you are pitching in this game you can choose where you want to pitch the ball with the controller. You then use a meter to determine to judge the speed and accuracy of the throw as well. You have to mix things up though as you can't continuously pitch speed balls as if you do, as in real life the pitcher will get tired and start throwing loose deliveries.
It is quite challenging to bat too and you don't score alot of home runs, or at least I didn't initially when I first started playing the game.
The sound in the game is great, especially with the headphones on. The crowd reacts to every great or bad call and the commentators add to the atmosphere.
The main criticisms with the game are that there are few glitches in the game play, for example after perhaps 4 or 5 games a ball might roll through a wall resulting in a home run or the fielder will just hold the ball and not let it go!
Overall though MLB for the PSP is worth buying if you like baseball for the simple fact that it is very cheap now although it's not brilliant but good enough for an enjoyable experience.
This spring, baseball fans will be able to play America's pastime anytime, anywhere with MLB® for the PSP handheld entertainment system. MLB® steps up to the plate and comes out swinging for the fences with all-new PlayMaker Fielding that provides better fielding interaction by combining player attributes with your skill level to make the play. Release Point Pitching brings baseball fans the ultimate pitcher/batter showdown and helps determine your ability to hit or miss your spots in the zone as you master the Confidence Meter. Play against the AI or go head-to-head with friends via wireless multiplayer connectivity. MLB: Welcome To The Show!