This morning, we asked about realism in games, using MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars as an example of a deliberate move away from realism. Spike's Hanshin Tigers DS is in direct contrast to that title, in that it is absolutely realistic, lacking even the "fantasy" of pretending to play baseball. There's nothing more "realistic" than facts! While 2K's title is a baseball game that breaks away from accurate depictions of players and abilities, Hanshin Tigers DS is a strictly factual interpretation of baseball with no actual baseball involved.
Somehow, the Japanese game market is capable of sustaining this incredibly specialized game. It's not just a trivia game -- it's a baseball trivia game. About only one team, the Hanshin Tigers (who have been honored with pinstriped Gamecubes and Neo Geo Pocket Color systems!).
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
3-28-2008 @ 6:30PM
Pizza Pasta said...
Will it have a Curse of the Colonel mode?
3-28-2008 @ 7:50PM
Strike Man said...
I don't know if I should laugh or cry from the fact that I actually "got" what you were saying.
3-28-2008 @ 11:28PM
Since I didn't get it I'll laugh at you till you cry.