Modern day video games are very realistic when it comes to stats, names, game play, and graphics. No matter how much of an old school gamer you are, it is very difficult to say that the greatest football game of all time, TECMO BOWL, is as good on paper as the newest Madden. Trust me, I spent a portion of my life in Tony's basement with a group of friends drinking beer and playing tournament after tournament of TECMO. But, even I can't claim as an overall game that TECMO is comparable to Madden. When comparing the actual era, of course TECMO is king, but side by side in 2008, Madden wins in a route.
The other night we were talking about old school sport's game and the topic of baseball games came up. I assumed that Baseball Stars would be crowned the undisputed king of my childhood, but was shocked to find so much dissent in the group. There was the RBI portion who made claim to the MLB and the fact RBI was the first realistic baseball game. Than from the end of the bar, another friend was stunned that we were not including Bases Loaded in the mix as he felt it was the first "great graphics" sports game and was ahead of the curve in terms of visuals. Once the debate became even more heated, Baseball Simulator was even brought up, even though I do not remember even playing it back in the day.
When the dust settled, even though most people stuck to their favorites, the majority ruled that Baseball Stars is the all time disputed baseball game when you base the decision off of the era released. I can recall long hours in my basement with friends playing our league with teams we created and boosting stats with the money made from victories.
In a small Irish Pub in Detroit, a group of people handed the title to Baseball Stars. But, here at Pregame.com, we have a large diverse audience that extends all over this great country of ours. So the question to you my fellow gamers is this:
What is the greatest baseball game of all time based of the era released and why?