I enjoy the unique take but I would have loved a version 2.0
Douglas Rau, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: I like the idea of being a GM (and an on-the-field manager, if you choose to be) but the game has some short comings: while playing through games, the game will occasionally glitch up and get frozen. Ways in which the game is not like actual MLB: When negotiating with free agents, you don't hear back from the player and his agent after you make an offer.
Summary: An excellent General Manager game! Originally rented this from Blockbuster and played it a few days and thought it was so-so. The real fun begins after a few seasons are under your belt and you level up your manager. Developing young talent is also fun, as it could turn out your hot prospect is not so hot or turns out to hit 60 homers a year while being paid 1 million dollars...
Summary: Horrific, horrendous and unplayable at every turn. Menus are clunky, which really subtracts from the game, considering that 90% of the time, you're looking at menus. And the actual baseball is horrid, too. Your starting pitcher, no matter what their stamina, will always last only three to five innings. MLB: The Show is a better baseball front office simulation. Front Office Manager is Horrific, horrendous and unplayable at every turn.
Summary: This has to be the best manager game in front of NFL Head Coach. It has great details on how to manage your team by bidding and trading for prospects to help your team win the World Series. It doesn't have great in-game graphics so I play those on MLB The Show. The great part of the game is the ability to bring up players from the lower classes in the Minors from A to the Majors.