Reviews and Problems with MLB Front Office Manager
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MLB Front Office Manager
9 February 2009
Excerpt: Fair or not, MLB: Front Office Manager is going to be compared to NFL Head Coach 09. Both are a part of the relatively niche market of console sports "text" simulations; each places "on the field play" behind managing contracts and executing trades; and both of these games invariably and critically depend on their user interface and realistic simulation results.
Pros: Relatively in-depth console text-sim., Quick and slick managing mode., Scouting and media segments are unique.
Cons: MENUS!, Relatively dry and boring presentation., Some strange A.I. behavior and stats.
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