Well, this game is a looooot of fun. But it definitely needs some improvement, and slider tweaks. It said there was a game update, and I downloaded it. I don't know if had both patches or just one. There were no more chances to download.
My impressions: ballparks play waaaaaay to small like MLB on the ps1...everything was a single or HR. I hit one double off the wall. The "very early swing" text that I can't find a way to turn off, totally ruins immersion for me. I can tell if I'm ahead of a pitch. Wish I could shut this off.
Game 1: Athletics 2, Mariners 1... The A's brought in Andrew Bailey in the 7th, he threw 20 pitches, 19 strikes to close the game. Who uses their closer for 2 1/3 innings on opening day? Gave up 2 solo HR (I'm the Mariners), Hit 1 solo HR.
Game 2: Mariners 1, A's 0. I am still learning the dimensions/arms for OF's. I sent my runner home from 2nd, expecting him to be absolutely hosed, and he was safe. I then got more aggressive and thrown out more. I hit one double, off the wall. Balls down the line, that roll to the wall, still only seem to be singles for both teams.
I ended up turning up the throw meter influence to 100%, and slowing down the cpu IF, and will probably slow down mine.
If I could get some of the dancing text, etc off my screen, this game would feel more like baseball. But by the 5th inning I was definitely enjoying myself , and making every move I could to win the game.
Once I find the right sliders, I think this game will be a lot of fun. Right now it still feels a lot like softball. I love the batting camera. Tough pitchers definitely seem tough. I'm gonna have to tune pitcher fatigue so that short relievers aren't going 3 innings. But this is a fresh new game for me, I like it a lot, and will play it a lot if I can slow it down a little!