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The BIGS

Basic baseball sim is easier to play than most.

What parents need to know

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Violence & scariness
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Language
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Consumerism

Baseball teams, logos, sponsored stadiums.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this casual baseball game is much easier to play than other baseball simulations on the market. The emphasis is on action, not stats. Kids will see some advertising banners in the simulated baseball parks. The game does have an online mode; Common Sense doesn't recommend online play for anyone under 12.

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What's it about?

The BIGS is a return to a simpler time. It isn't a hardcore baseball game that crunches stats, physics, and other baseball variables into a realistic simulation. Instead, it plays baseball the old-fashioned video game way: throw, hit, tag, yer outta there!

Pitching on the Wii works much like it does when playing baseball in Wii Sports, in that you push a button and fling the remote forward. Twisting the remote lets the player "break" the pitch, and overshooting the onscreen pitching meter can make the throw go wild. Players can hold the remote two-handed like a bat, but the game uses the nunchuk for base running, creating an awkward switch -- it's better to bat one-handed.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions look best, but given the intriguing baseball action experienced in Wii Sports, we were most curious about the Wii version. And, lo and behold, with its motion controls, the Wii makes the game even easier.

Games are brisk and fun; expect lots of scoring, the occasional home-run, and even a double play or two.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about baseball strategy. How are offense and defense different in baseball than in other sports? This game focuses on the pure essence of baseball, without the bells and whistles and multiple game modes of more sophisticated baseball sims. Which do you like better? Why?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
Price:$39.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:2K Sports
Release date:June 30, 2007
Genre:Sports
ESRB rating:E

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Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

Best. Game. Ever.

This is one of the rare good baseball games. For the Wii this is an incredibly good game. There is some violence (jumping into the catcher and he goes back 10 feet, at least). But this is one of the best baseball games of all time.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 10 years old December 16, 2009

okay

This game is ok. I rated off for age2 because the guys hit it hard. It might be scary for a 2-year-old.
What other families should know
Too much violence