Great Sports Game
Baseball Stars really set the bar with combining sports games and RPG aspects. The ability for a team to gain experience and for the players to get better as they go (as well as earn money, buy new players, etc) was really revolutionary. And they blended it seamlessly into the fabric of this game instead of making it seem like a clumsy sidebar with little purpose. So many sports games in the years following this one tried to use earnings, player experience, and free agent signings as a modernization tool to attract people to their games, but they all felt like something done last minute just as an attraction all its own. Baseball Stars integrated those features into the relatively standard play of the game. It didn't feel weird to look at hiring new talent or upgrading a player. You just do it. Only later, after seeing so many companies failing at trying to make something like it a fun experience in their games, can one really appreciate how well it is done here.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Nathan Lusk from Lubbock, TX on 4/25/2018