Basic Idea: Avenge those memories of being picked last for kickball.
Review: A quirky game I never gave enough time to until I had some friends insist the game was awesome. I wound up playing in an on-line league for this game a few years ago. It was a blast. I’ve played several baseball games over the years that advertised themselves as sandlot games, but this is the only one that truly feels like a bunch of guys getting together for some exhibitions at their local hangouts.
The basic idea is that there are no teams, and for each game you draft your team from a lot of sixty players. Every single player available has a different skill set. But the game doesn’t just limit the player abilities to power, contact, speed, and arm strength. A few have the ability to climb fences, fly at night, or swim in water. Yeah, a few fields have puddles in addition to the occasional tree trunk or rock. One guy even has the ability to avoid being tagged out (occasionally).
There are options to play fast or slow-pitch. In one-player mode, you can play a tournament to earn the right of playing a team of Amazonian female softballers who are hefty challenge. The play control isn’t always as tight as I would like, but it’s just so damn fun that it’s hard to care.