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#1 jza1218

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:09 AM

Read about this over on the Operation Sports. By the makers of the Power Pros series, this will be a downloadable title this summer.



http://www.operation...d-pros-preview/

I loved the Power Pros games, and I'm interested to give this one a try.

Game is out now, and costs 800 points. Here are the modes, along with what needs to be unlocked by DLC

Quick Game
Exhibition
Co-Op Play (can be played online)
Xbox Live
Season
My Bobble (DLC)
Home Run Derby (DLC)
Custom Team
Edit Player (DLC: MLB Bobblehead Battle Bonus- no idea what that is)


And the Achievements:

Green light 20
Steal a base for the first time in an offline game mode
Double play 20
Achieve a double play for the first time in an offline mode
No hitter 20
Don't give up any hits in a 9 inning game in an offline mode
100HR 20
Hit 100 Home Runs in an offline game mode
100K 20
Strike out 100 batters in an offline game mode
Cycle 20
Hit for the cycle in an offline game mode
Season mode 10
Play 5 yeras in Season mode (3)
Champions in Season mode 20
Win the World Series® in Season mode
Invitation 10
Invite your friend from MLB® BOBBLEHEAD PROS
Local king 10
Win 10 VS game in an offline game mode
Go team! 10
Win 10 co-op games in an offline game mode
Cyberspace 20
Win Online Match (1)


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:01 AM

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I've been waiting for an XBL download since the first Power Pros came out. seemed like such an easy cash crop to me. I'd be happy with a port with online play. Just update the rosters! This looks about the same though. I wish they kept the cartoon-y looking players. Can't imagine their poor attempts of making the players look real despite still not having arms/legs swaying anyone on the fence about buying it. But as long as you can toggle off the bobbling, I'll suffer through it since the gameplay looks exactly the same.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:16 AM

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I've been waiting for an XBL download since the first Power Pros came out. seemed like such an easy cash crop to me. I'd be happy with a port with online play. Just update the rosters! This looks about the same though. I wish they kept the cartoon-y looking players. Can't imagine their poor attempts of making the players look real despite still not having arms/legs swaying anyone on the fence about buying it. But as long as you can toggle off the bobbling, I'll suffer through it since the gameplay looks exactly the same.


Looks like there is online play, though I'm not sure of what kind.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:57 AM

This looks like it's using the Power Pros engine, which is an automatic win.

Glad to see that Power Pros, even in this "Bobblehead" form, is coming to the 360.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:19 AM

I was wishing for a true Power Pros game, but I guess this might have to do. I did some play testing on a Wii version way back when I was in QA and this game was so fun!

Edit: Dropping "The Life" game mode means this is a no-go for me. That mode was one of the reasons why I loved the Wii versions so much. Oh well, I'll break down and go get one of those I guess.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

I agree, wish it was just straight up Power Pros. Still looking forward to it.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:18 PM

The bobblehead part is really distracting. I love the Power Pros games, wish they would just bring that series back.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

The bobblehead part is really distracting. I love the Power Pros games, wish they would just bring that series back.


Yeah, the constant bobbing seems a bit much.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:54 PM

As long as they let you disable the bobblehead functionality, I will buy this day one. MLB power pros 2008 was awesome, I played that and enjoyed it more than any of the 2k series.

Too bad there will be no success or the life modes as those were a lot of fun too. Even without Them as long as there is a season and a solid online mode I'll grab this no questions asked.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:44 PM

Cheap price. Fun trial, but I'm going to pass on this for now.

Also: They do let you disable head bobbling!
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:55 PM

Demo's broken for me. Once it finished downloading, the pop-up to tell me that it's done just pops up over and over again about every second.


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#13 jza1218

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:27 PM

Tried the demo, loved it and purchased the full game.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

Tried the demo, loved it and purchased the full game.


I have a feeling I am going to be doing the same thing. Will try out the demo tonight.

This and Ms. Splosion Man next week will qualify me for the 200 point rebate promotion :)

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

Demo's broken for me. Once it finished downloading, the pop-up to tell me that it's done just pops up over and over again about every second.


XBLM was buggy earlier today, had issues with most newer downloads. Try it again, should work now.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:24 PM

For some reason I didn't realize it was a downloadable title. I'll have to try it out some point this week.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:15 PM

I downloaded it and saw it had a season mode but that is different than the story mode, correct? I think I might pass if it doesn't have a career mode like the Wii version did.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:25 AM

I downloaded it and saw it had a season mode but that is different than the story mode, correct? I think I might pass if it doesn't have a career mode like the Wii version did.


If you look at the menu, the career mode (My Bobble) is supposed to come via DLC.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:07 AM

Finally beat the CPU with a 2 run walk-off homer in the bottom of the third by my man Shane Victorino ;)

I love the demo and would have unlocked the full game right there if I had enough points in my account lol. Time to order a card.

Anyone having problems hitting nothing but ground balls to the infielders? I left my game on the default difficulty settings.

Hate that Konami is once again riding the DLC train with this game... Please stop gimping games to try and force customers to purchase your DLC to get a "complete" game experience.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:59 AM

snagged it just now! no need for the demo!

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:26 AM

Tried it, loved it, bought it, turned off bobbleheads. Good to have a Power Pros game back.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

What are the modes that just say DLC when you buy it?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Really enjoyed the Wii version. Played with a Wavebird. Played a few innings of this and man am I rusty. I bought this outright without playing the demo, but if it is true what CheapyD tweeted (demo showed that certain modes were unlockable with the full game, but those modes became DLC after purchase of the full mode), that is dirty pool. Especially if someone purchased based on Career mode. Not very optimistic that "DLC" equals free DLC. Although there is starting to be some precedence with that, i.e. Portal 2 and Brink.

#24 sp8001

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:47 PM

Guys, this game is made by Konami! If you have played ANY of their games in the past few years on 360, you should know by now that they are DLC whores. They will DLC anything and everything just to make a few extra bucks.

Home Run Derby and My Bobble modes are future DLC. The DLC is most likely an 108kb unlock code though :(.

Konami, if you're listening.... PLEASE STOP THIS BS!

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:56 PM

So create a team is not DLC? Can you play online with a created team?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:45 PM

I thought the game was fun so I went ahead and bought it. The only thing I hate about the DLC stuff is that the AL and NL All-Star teams are both DLC.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

The only thing I hate about the DLC stuff is that the AL and NL All-Star teams are both DLC.


So that's 3 (or 4) pieces of DLC so far... Sigh...

My Bobble
Home Run Derby
All Star Teams (wouldn't surprise me if Konami sells each team separately)

I love the game, but I hate supporting these DLC-fests...

Found this at mygamer.com:

The first of three games to be released is MLB Bobblehead Pros which is available today; MLB®Bobblehead Stars will be a DLC pack available around the All-Star Game also known as the "Midsummer Classic," in mid-July. The third game, MLB Bobblehead Battle will feature a batting battle that will be out later this year.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:23 PM

I'll be picking this up, as I love the Power Pros series. But, I really hate the amount of DLC is sounds like is coming.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:06 PM

DLC that I would like would be the Japanese league teams along with the stadiums and crowd songs/music and classic graphics (not the bobble head crap).
Other than that I'm with everyone else with all the bullshit DLC stuff cut from the game to be sold later.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

can the OP or someone list what features you get and what is going to be DLC?

reading this thread in very confusing as to what you get when you buy the game, and what you have to pay for later.

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