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Review By Courtney Marchelletta
"Baseball Mogul 2002" puts in you the General Manager's seat, so decisions will finally be made the way you want. You are responsible for the lineup, trading, finances, and more.
My favorite part of the game is trading for better players, or signing free agents. Mainly because its fun to build up your lineup with a list of star athletes, and then beat all the teams that usually beat my team during the regular season. But having a lot of star athletes, can be costly so be sure to check those finances. Or else you may end up going half the season without putting any money into scouting, the farm system, and the medical team.
A very cool feature the game is that it generates text files with play by play and statistics for each game. Its not just for your team either, you can get stats and play by play for every team. You can easily save the text files to your hard drive, if you want to keep records of everything.
The interface is easy to use. You change screens by using the file menus. There are some shortcuts. I would have liked to have seen a side navigation system, instead of having to go to a menu each time. But there are some keyboard shortcuts that can be used.
A very important part is how fast does the game simulate games. If you want rush right through the season (you can play a number of seasons with the same team) you can. You have the option to play half the season, a full season, one day, one week or one month. After each time period passes you get messages about who was injured and offered trades.
A feature I wasn't expecting to find was being able to set offensive, defensive, and pitching strategies. Example - For offensive strategies you can choose to use hit and run more or less often then the average. For pitching you can choose how long to let pitchers pitch when they get in trouble, or how many pitches they can throw.
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