Release Date: 2/27/2007 Category: Sports Manufacturer: 2K Games UPC: 710425371240
Major League Baseball 2K7 : PlayStation 2 Description
Expanded Description Major League Baseball 2K7 continues 2K Sports' annual series with an emphasis on a more lifelike presentation, from the player models and animations to the commentary and crowds. Individual faces and body types have been refined, with in-game stars sporting the same accessories, batting stances, and home run celebrations as their real-life counterparts. The prior season's "Inside Edge" scouting data is now linked to user control, resulting in a temporary stat boost for players who successfully follow an athlete's particular strengths at the plate or on the mound.
On the diamond, the defensive AI has been tweaked to allow for more accurate positioning, relays, and cutoff throws based on scoring situations and the batter's tendencies. A number of new animations have been incorporated into the defensive game, allowing for fluid throws, slick dives, and show-stopping grabs. The popular franchise mode from previous iterations returns with a team's success now tied to ticket prices, attendance numbers, news, and fan hype. Veteran broadcasters Jon Miller and Joe Morgan reprise their commentary duties, and online support is once again included for head-to-head competition in custom leagues and tournaments.
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Game Special Features
Redefined player models reflect each pro athlete's size, build, stance, and swing mechanics
Enhanced fielder AI allows for automatic defensive positioning based on the batter at the plate
Licensed soundtrack includes such artists as Nirvana, Sublime, The Stooges, Pixies, 311, and Wolfmother
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction BATTING PRE-PITCH (CLASSIC): L1 Button = increase all leadoffs; R1 Button = decrease all leadoffs; Left Analog Stick = move batter's eye (invisible); L3 Button = view batter's eye; Start Button = pause; D-Pad = pitcher/batter display; L2 Button = quick key; X Button = practice swing; Circle Button = baseburner; Square Button + Left Analog stick = steal; Triangle Button = bunt; Right Analog Stick Left or Right = move batter left or right; Right Analog Stick Up = hold bunt stance; R2 Button = switch hit; BATTING (CLASSIC); Left Analog Stick Up or Down = influence hit type; X Button = swing; Square Button + Left Analog Stick = steal; Triangle Button = bunt; X Button (twice) = check swing; BATTING (SWING STICK HITTING); R1 Button = check swing; Square Button + Left Analog Stick = steal; Right Analog Stick (back and release) = line drive swing; Right Analog Stick (back and forward) = power swing; BUNTING; L1 Button = bunt left; R1 Button = bunt right; Left Analog Stick = aim bat up or down; Start Button = pause; PITCHING; L1 Button (hold) = pickoff; R1 Button = view pitch breaks; R1 Button + Left Analog Stick Up = view pitch frequencies; R1 Button + Left Analog Stick Down = view pitch ratings; Left Analog Stick = aim pitch cursor; R1 + L3 Button = pitchout; R1 + R3 Button = intentional walk; Start Button = pause; L2 Button = lineup card; X, Circle, Square, Triangle or R2 Button = throw pitch; Right Analog Stick = move catcher; R3 Button = reset catcher; L3 Button = deactivate "Payoff Pitch" opportunity; D-Pad = toggle pitcher and batter stat displays; PICKOFF; L1 Button (hold) = pickoff; Start Button = pause; Circle Button = pickoff 1st; Square Button = pickoff 3rd; Triangle Button = pickoff 2nd; STEALING; L1 Button = increase leadoff (all runners); R1 Button = decrease leadoff (all runners); Square Button + Left Analog Stick = cue steal; BASERUNNING; L1 Button = advance all runners one base; R1 Button = retreat all runners one base; D-Pad Left = advance selected runner one base; D-Pad Right = retreate selected runner one base; BASEBURNER MODE - BECOME THE BASERUNNER; L1 Button = retreate to base; R1 Button = advance to base; Left Analog Stick = increase or decrease lead-off; Start Button = pause; D-Pad = batter commands; Circle Button = toggle players; Right Analog Stick =directional sliding; FIELDING WITHOUT THE BALL; L1 Button = change fielder; L1 Button (hold after throw) = cut off throw; R1 Button = sprint; Left Analog Stick = move fielder; Start Button = pause; Square Button = call off fielders; Right Analog Stick = jump, dive; FIELDING WITH THE BALL; L1 Button = smart throw; Left Analog Stick = move fielder; Start Button = pause; X Button = throw home; Circle Button = throw to 1st; Square Button = throw to 3rd; Triangle Button = throw to 2nd