Pros good graphics, pitching good, great defensive catches, good presentation by espn
Cons batting too difficult, almost impossible to check swing, baserunning to hard to get use to.
Summary Espn Baseball 2k4 was a really good game. the game didnt need too much improvement. Espn baseball 2k5 was changed too much. all they really had to do was the graphics better, make the defense rob more home runs(never robbed a home run in like 200 attempts in 2k4)more diving catches. and improve the movement of pitches.
In 2k5 they screwed up the batting curser making me use the batters eye which is moving the joystick to the area where the ball is gonna land. what they did wrong with the batting cursor is that they made the cursor move back to the middle when you let of the joystick. it is very hard to keep that cursor steady it wiggled all over the place. batters eye is alright but i like to see how of i am when i miss the ball.
I like the baserunning but very hard to get use to. i Like that they made us get control of how we slide to the base. burner mode is very cool. which is you get control of baserunner and the computer gets control of batting. really good if you want to get that basrunner in scoring position.
In the defense I like how they made the percentage higher on catching the ball when you dive. in 2k4 a fielder could only catch the ball when its low or on the ground. any balls that they had to leap in the air for was impossible, and scaling the wall to rob a home run was impossible. 2k5 fixed that problem.
Pros Great graphics, models, and gameplay. Unlockable items, old jerseys, updated rosters, and excellent online play.
Cons A few (like 3) microscopic graphical bugs. (Astros train at Minute Maid Park goes behind background, etc.)
Summary Every baseball game has its flaws. No game is perfect. However, the feel, atmosphere, and gameplay surpass all baseball games I have ever played. They have every game mode you could want, with almost all the options you could possibly want. Updated rosters are a great plus. I challenge anyone to say otherwise about this game.
"AWEFUL game play"on by cubsin05
Pros Graphics are a LITTLE better than 04
Cons Awkward controls, terrible game play. 04 ESPN had its problems, but it was one of the best ballgames that I have played. 2k5 SUCKS!!!!! I understand the $20 price tag now!
Summary This is probably the worst game I have played