Parents' Guide to

Super Mega Baseball 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Entertaining cartoon baseball knocks it out of the park.

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This accessible baseball sequel is a veritable home run for players for all ages. While Super Mega Baseball 2 might not have the players or teams you know and love, since it's not an officially licensed Major League Baseball game, players will notice its attractive visual style and tight, responsive controls. Play a few innings against the computer, and you'll find it a fun and fast baseball game that's hard to put down. Gamers will no doubt love the vast customization options, too, so you really can make the athletes look exactly the way you want, including making a team of male and female players to hit the field. But after you play a game or two, you'll start to appreciate the amount of surprising depth here that takes the action to another level. Wear and tear -- caused by slides, dives, and of course, injuries -- will begin to affect player ratings. For example, an athlete's speed will decrease after they're hit in the ankle by a wild pitch. You'll need to rest up these players to regain their full abilities.

Unlike the first game, Super Mega Baseball 2 offers multiplayer support with a ton of options, so if you grow tired of playing against computer-controlled players, you enter the game's online lobby to be matched with others looking for a human opponent. Online gameplay was fast and smooth. Visually speaking, the player models and animations have been redone, and look much better than the 4 year-old game, as you'd expect. The only serious issue with the game lies in issues with the computer controlled players. There were some random outfield "decisions" that were questionable, such as throwing the ball to the wrong base, or holding onto a ball when there was a chance to throw a player out. But computer opponent issues aside, fans of baseball games will no doubt enjoy taking a swing with Super Mega Baseball 2.

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