Star Baseball 2002
gamers with long memories will remember that it took a year
and a half after the N64 launched for its first baseball game
to hit the shelves. In what may be Exhibit A of how easy it
is to program for the Nintendo GameCube, ASB 2002 is launching
with the system. Stadiums and some graphics, such as player
faces, have been updated. The game's solid pitching and batting
engines are back. But fielding and running AI can still be frustrating.
The game's most noticeable change may be the extensive commentary
by Byung-Hyun Kim consoler Bob Brenley and former broadcast
partner Thom Brennaman. For this, you may thank the capacious
memory of the GCN's discs.