Reviews and Problems with MLB Front Office Manager
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An Utterly Flawed Baseball Management Experience
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Give players the chance to step into a GM's boring, stinky shoes
Graphics: I guess the fonts in the menus that you stare at for 90 percent of gameplay are fine?
Sound: There's not even the traditional sports game licensed soundtrack here, just generic background noise
Playability: For a game based on menus, you'd think that the developer would spend some time making them useable.
Summary: In MLB Front Office Manager, the biggest challenge awaiting upstart general managers isn't a four-team trade, or contract negotiations with a greedy player who wants to buy an Escalade for his 20 soon-to-be-born children. The hardest part is figuring out how to successfully navigate the menus. With little in terms of sorting options and roster organizing leeway, putting together a 40-man team ends up being a hair-pulling nightmare.
Summary: MLB Front Office Manager lets gamers do everything a real-life baseball GM can do to develop a team from Spring Training through a full MLB season, into the playoffs and the World Series. Using Major League teams and players, gamers will create their own fictional baseball universe and build their reputation into elite status.
Excerpt: Name: MLB Front Office Manager Genre: Sports Management Simulation Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Reviewed on PS3) I unabashedly love sports. I love watching, reading, studying, and playing both the real and the video game versions of all the major sports. To me, there’s no better sport to follow than baseball.
Excerpt: I have to admit that I was not very excited with the prospect of MLB Front Office Manager. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of the text-sim/coach genre and have played a lot of Baseball Mogul and Out of the Park Baseball in my PC. But after the disappointment that has been EA’s NFL Head Coach series, I doubted anyone could successfully bring the genre into the mainstream and into consoles.