Playing MLB Power Pros 2008 feels strangely familiar.
Okay, so maybe it’s not so strange. For all intents and purposes, 2008 is exactly like the previous Power Pros installment. Similar things are said about Madden and other sports series, but at least with those versions there are incremental graphics updates and a few extra modes.
The only things really changed besides updated rosters are the storyline of Success Mode and MLB Life mode. Now, instead of working your way through a college team to the pros, you work your way up the minor leagues. Unfortunately, this plays almost identically, so it’s mostly cosmetic. MLB Life is essentially Success Mode that allows you to play out the rest of a current major leaguer’s career.
That said, the original Power Pros was a solid title, earning a stellar 5/5 here at Snackbar Games. It continues to have the depth of its predecessor. It continues to have a deceptively steep learning curve in the one-player modes, and it continues to be highly accessible in the multiplayer ones. We could rehash last year’s review, but it all is still true, so go ahead and read it for yourself.
If you have the first Power Pros, don’t get this one unless you want the new rosters. If you don’t have it, get either one. You shouldn’t miss both, though.