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PlayStation 3GameZone (Mar 01, 2009)
Overall, this game is a great title to own for MLB fans. If you are looking for a baseball game like your usual games like MLB 08, this game may not be for you. If you are into the business that baseball has become, you would love this game. It is a great baseball business game for PS3.
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Xbox 360GameFocus (Feb 13, 2009)
2K and Blue Castle Games are definitely on the right path but I think they could have spent a few more months or so to finish the game before releasing it; though, with Spring training camps on the way and the upcoming release of MLB 2K9 it’s understandable as to why the publisher decided to release MLB Front Office Manager right away. MLB Front Office is a title worth picking up by any baseball stats fans, even with its technical flaws whether you want to play it on consoles or your PC. If you can get past the technical nuisances of the game, you will find a really interesting and enjoyable management simulation, one that actually tests your wits. MLB Front Office Manager 2010 can and will be successful if they can make the appropriate changes to it. The best way to deliver a great game is to start somewhere…and 2K knows it.
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Xbox 360GameZone (Mar 01, 2009)
After playing MLB FOM, I've definitely been rethinking my dream to someday be the decision maker of a real MLB team. The game is simply unable to turn the tedious and overwhelming task of being a GM into anything resembling fun. This is certainly not a game for the faint of heart, or even the casual baseball fan. You'll need to be hardcore and devoted to baseball and its accompanying statistics and inner workings. If that's you, give this title a try; otherwise, look elsewhere.
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Xbox 360IGN (Jan 27, 2009)
I love the GM aspects of sports games. In fact, I spend more time building the league's best team than playing the actual games. So something like MLB Front Office is exactly the kind of game that appeals to me. 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.
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PlayStation 3IGN UK (Jan 27, 2009)
I love the GM aspects of sports games. In fact, I spend more time building the league's best team than playing the actual games. So something like MLB Front Office is exactly the kind of game that appeals to me. 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.
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WindowsIGN (Jan 27, 2009)
I love the GM aspects of sports games. In fact, I spend more time building the league's best team than playing the actual games. So something like MLB Front Office is exactly the kind of game that appeals to me. 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.
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PlayStation 3411mania.com (Feb 05, 2009)
With MLB Front Office Manager, 2K has established the base for a solid franchise. It proved that text-based sims can have a home in consoles and that they can be pretty to look at, not just a bunch of accounting spreadsheets. I think that many of the game’s problems where more like “rookie mistakes” on the developer’s part and that they can turn things around for next season. By making the A.I. better, making some changes to the interface in order to provide more ease of use and fixing several minor stat bugs, this game could be the killer of text-based coach games. As it is right now, MLB Front Office Manager is a broken game, but one that shows a lot of promise and that hopefully will see another better, more complete entry next season.
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Xbox 360411mania.com (Mar 28, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager is a great idea that is beautiful to look at…and that’s the problem. Very few games are actually hurt by having great graphics, but this is one of them. The focus of management sims is always going to be the stats, and so much of the screen is taken up with prettiness in FOM that it adversely impacts what you can show stats-wise. If you can keep all the numbers that us statheads want and STILL make the game pretty, then great. Otherwise it’s all about balance, and 2kSports sadly got the balance wrong.
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WindowsGameswelt (Jun 22, 2009)
Der MLB Front Office Manager hatte einige Überraschungen für mich parat – leider waren diese nicht spielerischer Natur. Kein Wort von der unbedingt notwendigen Internetverbindung mit Steam oder der fehlenden Lokalisation auf der Verpackung. Was bleibt, ist ein viel zu oberflächlicher Manager, der nur wenige ansprechen wird.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Mar 01, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager was a good opportunity for console gamers to experience the joys and hardships of a standard MLB general manager. Unfortunately, with a very cumbersome menu system and nothing else to make it exciting, the title becomes a boring mess. Coupled with a few things you seemingly can't do in a game squarely focused on the well-being of a baseball organization, and you begin to wonder if this wouldn't have been better off as an addition to the MLB 2K games instead of a standalone product. No matter how much of a baseball fan you are, the best thing you can do is leave this alone and hope that the sequel, if there is one, will be a much better effort.
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WindowsWorth Playing (Mar 01, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager was a good opportunity for console gamers to experience the joys and hardships of a standard MLB general manager. Unfortunately, with a very cumbersome menu system and nothing else to make it exciting, the title becomes a boring mess. Coupled with a few things you seemingly can't do in a game squarely focused on the well-being of a baseball organization, and you begin to wonder if this wouldn't have been better off as an addition to the MLB 2K games instead of a standalone product. No matter how much of a baseball fan you are, the best thing you can do is leave this alone and hope that the sequel, if there is one, will be a much better effort.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox (Jan 29, 2009)
Normally with a game like this, I would say something along the lines of: “the true stat hounds will find a lot to like about the game once they dig in”. But not this time. MLB Front Office Manager is a poorly designed excuse to cash in some more on 2K’s MLB license. It doesn’t even hold up to most franchise modes in full featured sports games, so why anyone would pay for this separately and suffer through it is beyond me. If you’re that hard core, go buy a copy of Strat-o-Matic. I think they still make it.
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WindowsGBase - The Gamer's Base (Jun 16, 2009)
Umfangreich, aber dröge, wenig komfortabel und eine nur halbwegs schicke Optik bei den Spieltagen. Das klingt nicht gerade nach einem schönen Spielerlebnis. Ist es auch nicht. Zwar hat das Spiel enorme Statistiken zu bieten, die jeden Fussballmanager mal eben ganz alt aussehen lassen. Doch hat man davon nichts, denn die Auswertungen dieser Bildschirme bringen euch nichts für die Matches. Es fehlt mir zudem an Tiefgang, denn ausser im sportlichen Bereich darf ich den Verein überhaupt nicht weiterentwickeln. Am meisten gefehlt hat mir aber die Bindung zwischen den Spielern und mir. Heutzutage ist es doch noch viel wichtiger geworden, die hoch bezahlten Profis bei Laune zu halten. Die Möglichkeiten dazu werden mir aber nicht geboten.
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WindowsGamezone (Germany) (Jun 10, 2009)
Was ihr hier geboten bekommt, ist eine auf den Karriermodus gekürzte, um sämtliche spielerische Möglichkeiten beraubte und um ein paar technische Unzulänglichkeiten erweiterte MLB 2K-Kopie. So bekommt ihr eine altbackene Grafik und ein kaum tief greifendes Setting geboten, dafür könnt ihr euch, praktisch im Gegenzug, Online austoben und habt sogar die Möglichkeit ohne große Vorkenntnisse vom eigentlichen Sport eine Franchise in der MLB oder einer Fantasieliga zu lenken. Letzteres bewart den Titel dann auch vor dem totalen Absturz in die Bedeutungslosigkeit. Wer allerdings auf der Suche nach einer tiefgreifenden Managersimulation ist, kann bzw. muss sogar „MLB Front Office Manager“ mit Missachtung strafen. Objektiv betrachtet bietet der Titel einfach deutlich zu wenig, um dieses Spielerklientel auch nur annähernd begeistern zu können.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing (Apr 01, 2009)
Even for a first try at a sports management sim, there are far too many problems with MLB Front Office Manager for me to recommend it to anyone. Even the most hardcore baseball fans will likely take issue with the poor AI, clunky menu systems and unattractive presentation. If Front Office Manager is going to become a serious series, it needs to sort out a lot of major problems in a hurry if it wants to be a gamer's radar as a potential purchase. As it stands, there's little to no reason to even rent this sub-par management title.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Feb 04, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager needs a lot of work to be ready for the big leagues. The game offers an impressive amount of depth and great support for online leagues, especially for management-sim-deprived consolers. But playing it is such a chore that anyone seriously interested in such simulations will quickly move on to a more serious, if PC-only, effort like Out of the Park Baseball.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Feb 04, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager needs a lot of work to be ready for the big leagues. The game offers an impressive amount of depth and great support for online leagues, especially for management-sim-deprived consolers. But playing it is such a chore that anyone seriously interested in such simulations will quickly move on to a more serious, if PC-only, effort like Out of the Park Baseball.
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WindowsGameSpot (Feb 03, 2009)
MLB Front Office Manager needs a lot of work to be ready for the big leagues. The game offers an impressive amount of depth and great support for online leagues, especially for management-sim-deprived consolers. But playing it is such a chore that anyone seriously interested in such simulations will quickly move on to a more serious, if PC-only, effort like Out of the Park Baseball.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jun, 2009)
Blöde Idee: einen komplexen Baseball-Manager für Konsolen entwickeln. Noch blödere Idee: diesen Manager 1:1 für den PC umzusetzen. Eine auf Gamepads ausgelegte Steuerung, die absurd große Schrift und fehlende Querverknüpfungen zwischen den Menüs machen selbst das Abrufen der Tabelle zur Qual. Nur ein Fall für Manager-Masochisten!
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Xbox 360Game Shark (Feb 09, 2009)
This is a lot like the original NFL Head Coach from EA Sports – a game that showed enormous potential but it wasn’t until it received a serious redesign that it started to reach that potential. Baseball text simmers have dreamed for a game like this for years, but if you want to be taken seriously by the sim crowd you need to do a better job of simulating the sport – otherwise it’s simply not worth the time and money.
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Xbox 360Gamervision (Feb 02, 2009)
To say MLB Front Office Manager was a good attempt at a console management simulation is like spitting on your dirty dishes and saying they’re washed. I wish I had the twelve hours I spent playing this game back. The nicest thing I can say is that there are tons of tips for newcomers courtesy of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane. Though if you were looking to spend money for some baseball management advice from Billy Beane, you’d be better off spending the seven bucks on Moneyball. Stay far away from this game. It’s terrible.
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Xbox 360AceGamez (2009)
MLB Front Office Manager is a game with a lot of potential, as demonstrated by the thoughtful inclusions of thirty-player online leagues and a fantasy league. However, its admittedly slick interface is maddening in terms of design, resulting in a game that's extremely hard to play because it takes far too much effort just to accomplish one simple thing, quickly sapping you of the will to continue. There's no doubt in my mind that Front Office Manager has the ingredients for greatness, but currently the mixture is all wrong and the result is half-baked to say the least. With an overhaul to the interface and some tweaking of the AI, this is likely a game that most baseball fans will want to check out in future iterations, but for now it's unfortunately a Single-A game that has somehow been released straight to the majors.
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PlayStation 3Gamervision (Feb 27, 2009)
To say MLB Front Office Manager was a good attempt at a console management simulation is like spitting on your dirty dishes and saying they’re washed. I wish I had the twelve hours I spent playing this game back. The nicest thing I can say is that there are tons of tips for newcomers courtesy of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane. Though if you were looking to spend money for some baseball management advice from Billy Beane, you’d be better off spending the seven bucks on Moneyball. Stay far away from this game. It’s terrible.
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WindowsGamers.at (Jul 03, 2009)
Man fragt sich außerdem schnell ob es einfach ein ungeschriebenes Naturgesetz ist, dass Managersimulationen grundsätzlich hässlich und stellenweise unfertig wirken müssen. Geht es wirklich nicht anders? Was einem mit MLB Front Office Manager hier vorgesetzt wird ist wie eine wirklich massiv abgespeckte Version von Major League Baseball 2K9, bei der außer dem Franchise-Modus nichts mehr viel geblieben ist. Wo man bei MLB2K9 noch eine annehmbare Grafik und einen ordentlichen Sound vorfand, ist bei der Managervariante nichts mehr zu finden: Atmosphäre und Spaß? Fehlanzeige! Alle die gerne mal Baseball ausprobieren möchten sollten daher lieber zu Major League Baseball 2K9 greifen, da gibt es wesentlich mehr Inhalt und man wird länger seine Freude haben. Schönster Spielmoment für mich: Die Deinstallation.
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Xbox 360XboxAchievements (Feb 11, 2009)
The market out there for this type of game is too small to warrant its creation. I think the little success NFL Head Coach from EA got made 2K think this might be a good idea, but the number of choices on the field, the better structure of the off-season and the smaller learning curve made that a much easier game to tolerate. If you're not a die-hard baseball fan with years of knowledge on its rules and practices, you'll more than likely be lost extremely quickly, wondering when it will end.


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