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  • 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 create their own fictional baseball universe and build their reputation into elite status. Gamers can replace aging veterans with rookies, scout the Minor Leagues, make blockbuster trades, and even participate in bidding wars for posted players from Japan as they make their way to the Hall of Fame. A true baseball general manager also acts as a mentor in MLB Front Office Manager. Legendary Oakland Athletics' GM Billy Beane offers advice, encouragement and guidance as gamers steer a team through the intense competition that is Major League Baseball. Billy Beane is considered one of the most talented GM’s in baseball today and has turned the Athletics into a consistent postseason contender since being named GM in 1997. Now, in MLB Front Office Manager, he passes that knowledge on to gamers. MLB Front Office Manager offers two distinct game modes. Become the GM in Career Mode, and manage a team through a 30 year career that hopefully leads to the Hall of Fame. As the gamer’s knowledge and skill progresses over time, gamers gain points to improve various areas and help the team win games as a result. With Online Fantasy Mode, create an online head-to-head management experience. With up to 30 Managers in the league, gamers can compete against friends to see who has what it takes to be the best. [2K Sports] Expand
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    Unfortunately, there are a considerable number of issues holding MLB Front Office Manager back. Lack of three-team deals, a mediocre interface, and questionable AI logic are unacceptable even from a new IP. I hope 2K gives Front Office another go next year, because with some fixes to very obvious issues, this could be a great game.
  2. An obtuse interface makes MLB Front Office Manager bewildering even to baseball-sim veterans.
  3. MLB Front Office Manager is a management simulation set in the tough world of professional Baseball. Although it might appear complicated and challenging at first, (which will undoubtedly frustrate "Baseball-Newbies") hardcore gamers might still be disappointed in the long run - especially by the awful graphics.
  4. The nuts and bolts of gameplay are apocalyptic failures, but the awfulness doesn't stop there. Managing games is utterly pointless. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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  1. MontyK
    Apr 25, 2009
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    This game is totally unplayable. Important players disappear for White Sox during spring training. 2K sports offers no fixes or support.
  2. TomP
    Nov 29, 2009
    0
    Awful. Great concept but the interface is terrible. Players are not easy to find, way to much info to handle, managing the game is not good either. God I wish I could have my money back. Grrrrr... Expand