The roar of the crowd fills your ears as you step up to the plate. The pitcher winds up and lets go as you smoothly swing and connect with a satisfying thunk. You fly around the bases as the ball arcs through the air heading toward the edge, hinting at a home run. You slow as it soars over the outfielder's head and disappears onto the street below. Nothing is quite the same as an untouchable homerun, the ball disappearing into the bright blue sky as your team runs up to congratulate you. Your opponents will be embarrassed to show their faces around the neighborhood after a game like this.
Backyard Sports Sandlot Sluggers takes you back to the nostalgia of childhood as you roam the neighborhood and find exciting pick-up games. Help your team defeat those nosy neighbors as you face off in unusual locations like Pablo's Yard, Quantum Field and more. Hilarious commentary, comedic animations and goofy characters add to the fun as you strap on a helmet and compete with other kids. Family co-op mode allows parents to join in the action as they swing, hit and run their way to victory. With multiplayer tournaments, five mini games, season mode, quick play and an all-new story mode, you'll never run out of ways to play. Swing for the rooftops as you show this neighborhood what talent really is.
Enjoy a new version of baseball with super-charged powerups taking a twist on traditional gameplay
Exercise your sense of humor as you play with comedic commentary, exaggerated animations and fun neighborhood characters
Experience plenty of fun with 20+ hours of gameplay
Multiplayer tournaments, five mini games, season mode, quick play and an all-new story mode offer multiple ways to enjoy this All-American pastime
Conquer eight different fields and play in Pablo's Yard and Quantum Field or on rooftops
Family co-op mode offers fun for the whole gang, as your parents join the excitement
Stunning visuals bring colorful settings to life for authentic gameplay
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.