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The Bigs 2

The Bigs 2
2K Games

July 7th, 2009

Price: $13.76 ($29.99)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (22 votes)

Released: 2009-07-07

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The Bigs 2 by 2K Games


Brand: 2K Games Category: Sports Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Everyone 10+

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  • Season mode featuring full MLB schedules, stat tracking and roster management, as well as the ability to play as part of the team and general manager.
  • New Legend mode in which players create a player, progress your career from a Mexican league to the Majors and, eventually, the Hall of Fame. Along the way, compete in boss battles against MLB legends.
  • The ability to train your players in action-oriented mini-games triggered by advanced legendary moves.
  • Pitcher/batter duel in the Batter?s Wheelhouse, where hitters are strongest, but sneaking a pitch past the hitter will shrink the wheelhouse for the rest of the game.
  • Earn power-ups trigger special effects, like a massive windstorm to prevent sluggers from belting a big home run.

Editorial Review

The Big Leagues just got bigger. The Bigs 2 allows fans to experience heroic gameplay, legendary game modes and incredible player models like they've never seen before. Elevating The Bigs 2 to new heights are bigger power-ups, amazing visual effects, and an all new career mode. Featuring exciting player animations and pick-up-and-play controls, The Bigs 2 delivers an action-packed, heroic MLB video game experience.

'The Bigs 2' game logo
Legendary defensive play in 'The Bigs 2'
Develop Legendary skills.
Power hitting in the Wheelhouse in 'The Bigs 2'
Swing with power in your 'Wheelhouse.'
Pitcher's point of view in 'The Bigs 2'
Earn Turbo Points for strikes.
Big Slam swing in 'The Bigs 2'
Put runs on the board with the 'Big Slam.'

The Wheelhouse
One of the new features of The Bigs 2 is the 'Wheelhouse,' an area in every batter's swing where their offensive threat is at its greatest. Color-coated and pulsating for both the batter and pitcher to see, balls struck well within this area are most likely to result in a hit, but there are no guarantees. Although it is a dangerous place for pitchers to throw, the Wheelhouse is also a tempting spot for pitchers to challenge hitters since not only do strikes result in the shrinking of a player's wheelhouse, but strikes and strikeouts centered there will earn the defensive team turbo points that can be used elsewhere in the game.

Legendary Rated Players
The Bigs 2 features a special Legendary Rating system for players as they develop. On defense a high rating means a player will be able to get to balls other players can't, which will make them very valuable against high-powered offensive team. In addition, players with high status are capable of spectacular plays, like jumping into the stands to rob a batter of a home-run, pulling down come-backers off the bat of opponents, etc. When these plays are made players will gain access to play specific mini-games as a reward, that are designed to be fun and further hone their skills in these specific areas. Along with the two mentioned above, players can also expect to see mini-games available to legendary rated players such as handling line drives up the middle, diving plays in both the infield and outfield and foul balls pulled from the hands of fans.

Legendary status is not limited to defensive fielding positions though. Pitchers can possess a legendary skill rating that allows them the possibility of domination on the mound. Batter's legendary ranking can also be utilized both by the power and skill they bring as they step up to the plate, as well as in some cases an ability to increase the potency of their teammates skill in the batters box. An example of this is an enlarged wheelhouse for the batter that follows a player with a high legendary ranking or even the entire lineup. In these cases the value and strategy of having legendary players available for insertion into the roster is obvious.

The Big Slam
Similar to functionality in the first game in the series that allowed players who had accumulated enough turbo points a strikeout or home run when they wanted/needed it, The Bigs 2 brings the 'Big Slam' to the field. In this case offensive players who have enough turbo points can opt to take on a series of pitches in an attempt at a simplified grand slam. The rub is that there are only four pitches involved one for each batter in the series. All it takes to get your man on base is to make contact. Once the bases are full a grand slam is automatic.

Key Features

  • Become a Legend Mode – New & improved story mode, picking up at the end of the “Rookie Challenge” mode from The Bigs. Create a player and progress your career from a Mexican league to the Majors and, eventually, the Hall of Fame. Along the way, compete in boss battles against MLB legends.
  • Season Mode – As requested by fans, enjoy a new Season Mode featuring full MLB schedules, stat tracking and roster management, as well as the ability to play as part of the team and general manager.
  • Improved Gameplay – Bigger and better arcade baseball action, featuring Legendary Moves, Batter’s Wheelhouse & a more powerful Big Slam.
  • Home Run Pinball – Enjoy exciting single player or co-op action in Times Square or three new environments.
  • Mini-games – Test your hitting, fielding, running and throwing skills against MLB stars in several all-new mini-games.

Game Modes
The Bigs 2 comes with a wide variety of modes, some familiar to players and others new. The first of these is the story based 'Become a Legend' mode. This career mode picks up where the 'Rookie Challenge' from the previous game left off and has players creating a player, who comes up through the Minor leagues, the Majors and eventually into hall of fame. Along the way he will be challenged in a variety of boss battles against major league greats from all eras. In addition The Bigs 2 features a 'Season Mode' where players play through an entire 162 game season, as players and general manager, improving your team and making trades along the way. The game also contains a new version of the 'Home Run Pinball' mode, set in modern Times Square, Times Square retro, Tokyo and Las Vegas; mini-games similar to those in the 'Become a Legend' mode; and the 'Pick-up Game' mode where players can play a fast game against a real or AI opponent.

More Details

Publisher: 2K Games Category: Sports Binding: Video Game Language: English

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