The Baseball Mogul series has always felt like the “other” PC baseball text sim, living in the shadow of Out of the Park (OOTP). But for baseball fans looking for a more streamlined experience than that offered by OOTP, the Baseball Mogul games are an appealing alternative. Does Baseball Mogul 2013 continue this series’ long streak of solid offerings?
Gamers who don’t play text sims might not understand how the market can support both OOTP and Baseball Mogul, but the two series offer very different experiences. OOTP is a much deeper game, in that every team has full minor league rosters for you to manage, as well as the potential to add independent and international leagues.
Baseball Mogul, though, keeps its focus on the major league level, with the minor leagues serving as a place to stash a few players until they’re major-league ready. The game generates comprehensive and useful minor league stats for these players, so they never feel superfluous. In addition, players who remain in the free agent pool for a while will eventually accrue stats in independent or Central American leagues as they wait for their shot, which is an awesome touch. While the focus is on the MLB, it feels like you’re managing inside a larger world.
I'm like in my 50th game or so and like it. Injuries are starting to really kick in, Not into the Amateur draft. I'm 1.5 GB in the National League Central (Cards).I did finally turn the sound off as it can get annoying especially if ya play 2,3,4, games in a row. I'd rather play this baseball game than say the show and for different reasons than most. I love the excitement of most games and the sight's and sounds but this one in particular because of time constraints. Can play a game in like 15 minutes just before I head out the door.