After playing games like World Series Baseball and the Triple Play series, it's strange to go back to games like Baseball Stars 2. This style of animation and game has more in common with the original Ken Griffey Jr. baseball game on the Super NES than it does with any other baseball simulator.
What works for Baseball Stars is also what fails. The game isn't a lot of fun because it just doesn't play like what baseball is ... but at the same time, I have always wanted a cartoony, not too serious baseball game.
In Japan games like this are the norm, but here in the States we fans seem to take out baseball just a little more serious. We demand real players, real leagues, and whatnot, and this game doesn't give us any of that. It also doesn't give us good control or play mechanics. In fact, like 2020 Super Baseball, which is also for the Neo Geo, Baseball Stars 2 ends up being more of a home run game than anything. It's not very entertaining whatever it is.
Only recommended if you have friends, and don't mind horrible fielding. Whatever you do, don't buy a baseball game on the Neo Geo.