Reviews and Problems with MLB Front Office Manager
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You Really Have To Love Baseball
person12311 , GameStop
5 August 2012
Summary: Let me start out by saying that this game is not bad by any means. The reason for the two one rankings is that gameplay and graphics are virtually non-existent. Any gamer that is looking for a simple fun and relaxing sports game should definitely look elsewhere, like what's recommended below. To enjoy this game you have to be willing to invest long periods of time in it. This game requires a lot of strategy and judgement rather than pure skill and luck.
Summary: This is a game with a very specific target player and a very different playstyle. Think fantasy baseball in console form. The focus on the game is organization and strategy to win games, not actually stepping in and playing them. I mention fantasy baseball because the object is to build a solid team through roster moves (trades, free agents, waivers, etc.) and micromanaging your team on every level.
Summary: this game has all the potential to be great as a GM / manager simulator. not everyone loves to actually play the games, I wish all sports games had a manager/coach mode. at least give us the option... but the companies could include these modes in the real games like 2k9 etc but they would rather sell 2 games instead of 1 = more $$. anyway back to the game, everything in the game seems pretty realistic.
Summary: MLB Front Office Manager is exactly what the title says. You play only as the GM not as the team. If you know a lot about baseball then this is a good game. There are features such as the draft, waiver deals, free agent signing and much more. You get the chose to either manage the game, where you just say to swing, or to just sim the whole season. The graphics of the game is not really good. All of the players basically look the same when you are managing the game.
Summary: First let me say that this game is just a few problems away from being great. However, there are some problems that really do hold this game down. You start off creating your GM and selecting a team, and the season picks up immediately after the 2008 World Series. The fact that you control every facet of your organization is very cool, and signing players in free agency along with trades and the draft is a blast.