Posts Tagged ‘out of the park developments’

Dwarf Sport-ress: Out Of The Park Baseball 16

Of all the game releases anyone might need a reminder about, an annual sports series seems unlikely to be jostling for a space at the front of the queue. Out of the Park Baseball [official site] is different though. It’s different because baseball isn’t a popular pastime or even part of the cultural background in many parts of the world. It’s different because it’s one of the most in-depth and customisable simulations of anything ever. Out of the Park isn’t the Football Manager of baseball sims, it’s the Dwarf Fortress. To explain why, I’ll tell you about the three games I started when I downloaded the new version last night.

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Wot I Think: Out Of The Park Baseball 15

Out Of The Park Baseball doesn’t simulate a sport, it simulates a world. Tracking franchises, coaches, leagues, rosters and rules, the game is capable of generating a fictional world built around America’s Pastime. Previous releases have been among the most impressively simulated and highly regarded sports management games ever released, and the new season’s release doesn’t disappoint, despite some undercooked new features. Here’s wot I think.

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Superior Bowl: Beyond The Sideline Football

I spend a great deal of time and energy trying to convince British friends to give American sports a chance, which makes it extremely annoying when only one team shows up for the year’s biggest NFL game. To be fair to the Denver Broncos, they did join the Seahawks in New Jersey last night but had shot themselves in the foot within 12 seconds and spent the remainder of the Super Bowl rolling around on the floor clutching the wound. No matter though – unless you’re a Broncos fan, in which case ‘ouch’ – because something of potentially great significance is happening in the world of American Football. The peerless OOTP Developments are working on Beyond the Sideline, a sim of the cowhide-kickin’ sport, and it sounds marvellous.

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Bat-To-Ball: Out Of The Park Baseball 13


I may be the one of the few men in England who cares that the new baseball season has just begun over in UnitedStatesVille, USA but I’m surely not the only sports simulation fan to be intrigued by the release of Out of the Park Baseball 13. As with many sports games, the annual releases tend to involve incremental improvements, roster changes and the addition of minor features rather than radical alterations.I’ll list the tweaks to the formula below but, more importantly, I’ll tell you why the series matters and why baseball itself is such a wonderful gift to lovers of all things simulated.

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