Special in that it’s just very different from The Show. The batting has real bat/ball physics. Practicing in HR derby I kept grounding out, lower the bat and get under the ball a bit and bam dingers, lol. The ambient crowd sounds/cheers are also different, almost has a soccer/football feel to it that more reflects Japanese baseball.
I’m still working on the pitching aspect and haven’t even touched pennant or tutorial mode yet. It’s a baseball game so it what it is, but so far I have had fun with it. A nice change of pace from The Show (which I also like).
Language barrier isn’t too bad thanks to Spirits Translation. (lol, just saw their website has ‘what makes this game so special section.’ I must have unconsciously used their term.)
 fyi, the series also goes by Professional Yakyuu Spirits, yakyuu being baseball in Japanese.