Review TAP SPORTS BASEBALL 2015
Virtual baseball made simple
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 24 May 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Quality game design, online multiplayer, addictive game play, simple controls
Too easy, animation is a bit laggy
Tap Sports Baseball 2015 for Android is a quality game of virtual baseball. Go at it head to head against online opponents in pass and play fashion, with simple mechanics that remain accessible to baseball fans of all ages and skill levels.
Tap Sports Baseball 2015 displays in portrait to offer a skeletal framework of realistic baseball. This is not a go for broke simulator that offers nuanced play for every conceivable aspect of the game, but rather, strips away unnecessary portions of the play or offer a mechanically simple game that anyone can master. Basically, you're always at bat, and when it's your turn to pitch, the computer takes over and plays that portion of the game for you. Similar to Words With Friends, you're playing against online opponents, but in your own time. so you take your turn at bat, score as many runs as you can, then your results are sent to your opponent, and it’s their turn at bat with the computer pitching on your behalf. So swing for the fences or bunt like a wimp and hope you make it for first base. You're playing as real MLB teams here, and the game is fun.
The controls use basic taps to swing at the ball while all the pitching, catching and running happens on autopilot. The graphics go for colorful depictions of CGI realism that look inviting and entice you to keep playing. The animation features realistic movements and mechanics of play that are effective and entertaining. The sounds offer realistic ambiance and sportscaster commentary, just like on TV.
Tap Sports Baseball 2015 is a quality baseball game, and in many ways, the simple presentation is far more enjoyable than an outright simulator. It looks great and plays well.