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Konami's baseball simulator, known for cartoonish player models, detailed statistics, in-depth game modes, and wild popularity in Japan, makes its second appearance on North American game systems in MLB Power Pros 2008. Once again gamers will be able to control all the real Major League Baseball teams and players, and more than ten different game modes provide players with a wealth of potential game experiences.
Those looking for some a quick action can participate in Practice, Exhibition, or Home Run Challenge modes. League and Season modes offer more statistical depth, with Season mode turning gamers into a general manager and tasking them with making decisions regarding personnel, practice schedules, and equipment purchases. Success mode offers even more depth, putting players in the cleats of a rising young prospect trying to climb from Double-A to the Majors. This mode finds players attempting to improve their baseball skills all while coping with a variety of situations in their personal lives.
The brand new MLB Life mode offers a similar experience, as gamers guide their player through a 20-year Major League Baseball career filled with realistic off-the-field events like purchasing a home, donating to charity, building relationships with friends, and picking up hobbies. Also new to MLB Power Pros 2008 is the inclusion of 40-man rosters, change of ball speed, defensive shift adjustments, and real-time bullpen check. Wii gamers can also import their own "Miis" for use in any of the game modes. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide