Today I received an email informing me that Out of the Park ’15 is now available for purchase. I had bought OOTP ’14 last year, and while I enjoyed playing it, I don’t see myself playing it again, let alone purchasing it.
I does a lot to immerse you in the role of GM/Manager of a MLB franchise, but there’s just a little TOO much detail for my tastes, particularly having the minor leagues at your disposal. I guess if I played career mode with a hot shot rookie I could get more out of it, but I’m simply not interested in that play mode.
I believe my experience with OOTP ’14 is directly responsible for my renewed interest in table top sports games. The role you assume is the same, just without all the back office details.
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Every table top baseball game begins and ends with dice.
Except for Status Pro Baseball, but I digress.
As a result of that fact, I went and built a baseball stadium with dice tower, as a play aid for Strat-o-Matic Baseball.
Since then I’ve switched to playing other baseball games, and while they have dice, my brother suggested that I try BallRoller, another play aid on the computer that pretty much eliminates the need for dice.
As a table top gamer, I like rolling dice. I miss rolling dice. I actually prefer dice to flipping cards from a Fast Action Card (FAC) deck.
So as much as I like the BallRoller app, I am going to try to use dice exclusively with Ball Park Baseball and Payoff Pitch Baseball, and occasionally with my other baseball games.