Reviews and Problems with MLB Front Office Manager
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MLB Front Office Manager (PS3) Review
2 May 2009
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.
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 Xbox 360) 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.
Summary: Sports management simulations have finally hit the big time. After years of indie obscurity, at least in North America, the genre has finally been hauled into the mainstream by EA Sports and 2K Sports. But don't schedule a parade just yet. EA's NFL Head Coach series has gone through some growing pains over the past couple of years, and now 2K Sports' MLB Front Office Manager is off to a shaky start.
Pros: Impressive depth for a console-centric sports management sim, Good presentation values
Cons: Absolutely abysmal interface, Complete lack of personality when dealing with player transactions, AI managers regularly make bizarre decisions