03/18/2005: Time to change baseball sims?
We get this endorsement from Dan over at Get Up, Baby!:
...I believe it's time for my yearly plug of the Greatest Computer Game Ever(!), Baseball Mogul. The 2006 iteration, which came out a few days ago, introduces an expanded minor league system, salary arbitration, option years, and all sorts of bells and whistles, which have been built onto its already solid GM simulation engine.I'm familiar with Out of the Park Baseball (a computer baseball simulation game, in case you're not playing the home game with me, here); I may have to look into Baseball Mogul as a replacement this year. Or if someone wants to provide review copies, I'll be happy to do a head to head review (though it'll probably keep me away from the blog for a few weeks...).
I know Out of the Park has more options, but this year's Mogul is capable of simulating an entire season in a minute or two, infinitely faster than OOTP. You can watch a Hall of Fame pitcher progress through the minors, flame out, and then convert to outfielder all in a span of ten minutes. In which case it requires much less therapy to get over than the real thing.
Len on 03.18.05 @ 07:42 AM CST