OOTP is a curiosity that reveals itself to be an addicting chess match, jostling for position against the 30 other teams while proving your worth as owner of the team. Interest in this game is almost entirely dictated by your interest in baseball, management simulations and strategy games.
Much like last year, Out of the Park 2014 shows why it's one of the best baseball management simulators out there. Whether you want to take control of a pre-made team, play through any past season from as far back as 1871, or create your own league and rules, OOTP 14 gives you practically endless possibilities and options to manage a baseball team.
The best sports simulation game on the market today. If you want to be a GM or on-field manager, this is the game for you. This isn't a game like MLB: The Show where you will actually be playing the game as a player, it is strictly a management sim.
However, if this is your type of game, it is absolutely the best at what it does. You can play any historical season starting from 1871, and you can essentially build a new history of baseball. You can also add any number of other leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, for example) and play fictional or current modern day leagues as well.
The databases used bring almost every single player who has ever appeared in the major leagues, and you can get other user-done databases that will bring in Negro Leaguers, old Pacific Coast Leaguers, and so many more to the table.
If you are any kind of a fan of the history of baseball, or just love to manage baseball, this is the game for you. The mod community allows you to get pretty much any team logo, uniforms, and photos and what they call FaceGen's for pretty much any player who has ever played.
Don't pay any attention to some of the troll reviews. It isn't an on-the-field game, but it doesn't need to be. Any baseball nut is missing out if they don't play this game, and they've been making new versions for well over a decade now. Great support AND community!
If you are a die-hard fan who has been following baseball his whole life -- this game will change your life. It is that good. Without exaggeration, one of the most absorbing, constantly surprising, absurdly fun games I have played in any genre. Although not for the faint-hearted -- it certainly requires some patience and manual / forum reading to learn. But once you get a sense of the sheer scope and flexibility of what you can do, you will be hooked, and astounded. Want to manage your favorite 'real life' MLB team? Or do you just want to GM? Or manage your favorite MLB team with entirely fictional players? Or do you want to manage in Double-A ball? Or create an entirely fictional league? Or manage the 1973 Mets? Or have independent North American, Japanese, Taiwanese, Venezuelan major leagues, where free agents can move from one league to the next? Or have high school feeder teams that provide prospects for your drafts? Or have your scouts concentrate on Cuban prospects? Eliminate the DH? Shorten the season to 156 games? Have the Rule 5 draft? ...the list is pretty much inexhaustible. Basically, if it can be done in real baseball, it can be done in OOTP. Enough reading though -- if you love baseball, I mean really love it, stop deliberating and just buy this game. You will not regret it...although your significant other might...
No frills, no gimmicks, no nonsense, Out of the Park Baseball 14 is such a true-to-form sports experience that its complicated gameplay and plain-jane delivery becomes refreshing and exciting in a world of big graphical spectacles. While OOTP will never take the place of games like The Show and MLB 2k, it can supplement those gaming experiences and provide a different take on what the baseball world is all about.
While Out of the Park 14 is a fun fantasy styled game, gamers with not much interest in baseball or waiting (because of the real time aspect) won’t enjoy this game as much as sports fans and fantasy sports players.
This game is realistic, incredibly customizable, and really lets you play baseball in any way you want, whether that is running the latest season of MLB, historical seasons, creating fictional leagues of your own, or playing international leagues. It's an amazing game if you like baseball and baseball stats, and well worth a look.
Excellent baseball management simulation, well the best one actually, as all the scores and reviews will tell you. Made by a company that cares and is very active with it's users. The learning curve, has mentioned, is steep but if you take it step by step, watch a Youtube tutorial or just check on the forums (where you can have questions answered within minutes usually) its nothing to be afraid off. Play modern MLB, historical seasons starting in 1800s! or even make your own baseball universe in any country you want, with any rules you want!
I rate it a 7 simply because there are a few things I personally would like to be added into the game.
Played 2 minutes into what i thought would be a decent game. turned into clicking random ass buttons on the terrible HUD trying to figure out what the **** Im supposed to be doing. Who the **** thought it was a good idea to make a ****ing Base-Ball team Management Simulator. This **** needs to be burned. Anyone who got past the 5 minute mark of this game has my condolences.
If you are seriously bored enough to manage a baseball team then you can play this terrible piece of **** I can't believe this series even started who the hell thought a baseball management sim would be fun! btw it takes forever to load even though it has nothing special to load. overall 0/10 do not get this hunk of crap.
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