With its easy to pick up, yet harder to master controls and its sliding scale of difficulty when progressing through tournaments, the game provides an even and rewarding experience. It never feels like you are out of your depth as the game seems to naturally progress as you do. It will remain very much a like it or hate it game in some respects, as Baseball remains a niche interest. Even non-fans should definitely be encouraged to give it a fair chance.
The visuals and sound may well be simple, but it is the control implementation which is key here, and the intuitive system that anyone could imagine creating in a game, but few could put in place effectively, really hits a Home Run.