MLB Stickball on XBLA this Wednesday

I’m no sports fan, but even if I was, MLB Stickball (800 Microsoft Points) still wouldn’t look or sound all that enticing. Even the tiny press release for the game, which can be viewed after the break, doesn’t do a very good job of selling the title.

Of the sports games I’ve enjoyed in the past, almost all of them were unrealistic rather than simulation. From what I can gather from the few screens of MLB Stickball available, the game falls under the former category, not the latter, so why does it look so unappealing and bland to me?

Perhaps I am being too judgmental, perhaps not. We’ll know for sure come this Wednesday.

Hit the Streets for a Classic Game of Stickball in MLB® Stickball Available on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday!

Experience a spin on one of America’s oldest pastimes in “MLB® Stickball” coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 9 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

The classic game of stickball comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade with tons of great features, including bounce pitches, rules that are tailored to each individual environment and no gloves! Unlock your dream team by collecting ToppsTM Pro cards, which feature 120 of your favorite professional players from all 30 MLB® teams. Try your luck against eight randomly selected MLB® teams.

Published by 2K Sports and developed by Gaia Industries, “MLB® Stickball” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points worldwide. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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