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With our review of Front Office Football Seven, it seems timely to ask our readers if you have ever played a text-simulation and if so, what did you think?

Are you a regular player? Have you dabbled? Did you play one and not like it? Sound off in our poll by voting to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: Front Office Football SevenReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 JCHISENH2016 @ 01/03/14 04:57 PM
I've seen you guys give great reviews of text-based games but I just can't imagine playing a game that is all text-based
 
# 2 victorkingchamp @ 01/03/14 07:56 PM
I've never played one. I'm not big on stats when it comes to sports and I don't enjoy micro-managing. I'm a sim gameplay guy. Sports is all about the players and the moments they create for me.

I'm interested to hear why text sims appeal to some of you guys. Just curious.
 
# 3 Trackball @ 01/03/14 08:47 PM
I'm a big fan of the games put out by Grey Dog Software, especially their pro wrestling games, like Wrestling Spirit 3.
 
# 4 lynkraid @ 01/03/14 10:05 PM
I've tried some text based, but never really got into them too much, I did put time into the as said above Grey Dog wrestling ones, those are very deep and can be fun, to a point anyway. I just wish video games like Madden and MLB The Show could be half as deep as some pc text based sims.
 
# 5 xxedgexx @ 01/03/14 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Trackball
I'm a big fan of the games put out by Grey Dog Software, especially their pro wrestling games, like Wrestling Spirit 3.
I second this notion. I bought Total Extreme Wrestling 2013 and it plays out like a dream if you're a wrestling fan. Their Fast Break Basketball games are also fun for doing a "reimagining" of NBA history.
 
# 6 Lukin4 @ 01/04/14 12:36 AM
Been playing Football Manager for years, right back to before it split from Championship Manager. Have also played Eastside Hockey Manager and Front Office Football quite a bit too. FM is simply the best sports game every year, and it's not even close.
 
# 7 SHAKYR @ 01/04/14 08:07 AM
I play Title Bout Championship Boxing and World Mixed Martial Arts(WMMA). These series are incredibly fun and deep. I wish a boxing and MMA game with graphics were deep like these games.
 
# 8 MachoMyers @ 01/04/14 10:12 AM
My most played sports games each year are Football Manager and Out of the Park Baseball. Hands down two of my favorite games.
 
# 9 gr18 @ 01/04/14 03:12 PM
I've played several text sims and after years of playing sports videogames am getting ready to go text sim and give up the videogames.Videogames make you a slave to the animations and your playing skill make it to where you can never get a true simulation.

It surprises me that the people that complain about how bad Madden is and scrutinize replays don't go the text sim route.I think it would be more satisfying and save a lot of frustration.Many of the X's and O's guys would finally get a real football fix.
 
# 10 BeatArmy @ 01/04/14 08:09 PM
Long Live OOTP!
 
# 11 redsrule @ 01/04/14 10:14 PM
Text sims are the best.
 
# 12 AntiBandwagoner @ 01/04/14 10:42 PM
I've long wanted to try out OOTP. Is it still reasonably fun without actual gameplay?
 
# 13 khrag @ 01/05/14 01:27 AM
I have played OOTP since the 07 version, I also played the now defunct Eastside Hockey Manager and it's successor Franchise Hockey Manager. I also used to have the Football (American) Manager back in the late 90's and loved it. I had never heard of some of the other games mentioned here.

Bit of advice. If you have Eastside Hockey manager and like it, don't get FHM this year, it only has about 50% of what's in EHM.
 
# 14 Dirty Turtles @ 01/05/14 10:21 AM
I play TEW (Total Extreme Wrestling) a fair amount. Fun stuff.
 
# 15 geisterhome @ 01/05/14 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AntiBandwagoner
I've long wanted to try out OOTP. Is it still reasonably fun without actual gameplay?
OOTP all day!
 
# 16 jyoung @ 01/05/14 04:03 PM
Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.
 
# 17 Hellisan @ 01/05/14 08:14 PM
I answered that I had, but it wasn't really my thing, prior to realizing that could include games such as OOTP. I don't see those as a "text sim" or at least didn't without reading the thread, since it's basically the same menus you'd have in a real game without the actual graphical presentation of a game. I did enjoy OOTP for awhile, and could have gotten more into it I think.

However, when I think Text sims I think those old RPG type things where you're using your imagination all the way through and for that, I tried it and in the end would have rather read a book.
 
# 18 BeatArmy @ 01/05/14 10:29 PM
50%? Man, that's being real charitable. The new FHM is dreadful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by khrag
I have played OOTP since the 07 version, I also played the now defunct Eastside Hockey Manager and it's successor Franchise Hockey Manager. I also used to have the Football (American) Manager back in the late 90's and loved it. I had never heard of some of the other games mentioned here.

Bit of advice. If you have Eastside Hockey manager and like it, don't get FHM this year, it only has about 50% of what's in EHM.
 
# 19 mattynokes @ 01/06/14 12:20 AM
I've been in Baseball Mogul sim leagues since 2006. Yeah, OOTP is probably better, but I think Mogul is better for online league play since it's not so intimidating with how much micromanaging is required and the learning curve isn't as steep. My current league (First Class Mogul, FCM) has ran since April of 2010 and we're currently in the 2040's.

Some have asked why text-based games are fun. I only find them fun in a league setting and here's why:

1. Interacting with other, real, "GMs" across the internet is a great concept. You can't find a glitch and rip off the computer like what could be possible on Madden or The Show.

2. You have to love to micromanage. While Mogul may not be as in-depth as OOTP, you're still responsible for drafting, setting prices/budgeting, trading, minor leagues, etc... Being in full control of an entire organization is amazing fun.

3. The longevity. Finding a good league that will last takes the cake. How often do we see our draft picks on Madden or The Show through an entire career? In FCM, I recently had a guy retire in his late 30s that I drafted as a teenager. To see him come from the high school ranks, up through my system, become a star, and eventually retire for the only organization he knew is very rewarding.

While you might not be in control of your players via an actual controller, you do have the ability to hand pick players that fit your team's strategy and have the ability to project how a guy could perform for you. If you go all-in on a trade and you've projected wrong, it could spell trouble for your franchise for years to come. Make the right moves and your the toast of the town for a decade (or more).
 
# 20 Cubfan @ 01/06/14 12:24 AM
Yep I'm a fan of the TEW series and OOTP.
 

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