Developer: Sports Interactive
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
Genre: Sports Management
Release Date: May 31, 2006
- Almost everything related to managing a team is customizable
- Set detail of stats kept
- Manual shows you to play
- Steeping learning curve for beginners
"Out of the Park Baseball 2006" Features
- Manage your own baseball team (Major League or Minor League) in a historical, fictional, or completely new customized league.
- Custom game options include: trading options, rating scale, enabling injuries, and average batting and pitching speed.
- Multiple baseball leagues available: MLB, Japan Professional Baseball League, Cuban Baseball League, and more.
- Customize your league by changing team names, rules, player tendencies, and playoff schedule.
- Customize the financial system.
- Change the view through filters or pick a pre-built view.
- Participate in a draft to pick the future of your team by picking the players yourself or auto-drafting.
- Scouting and coaching staff to help you put together and train the best team possible.
- Make trades, edit the line-up, set the team strategy, and more.
- Join an online league.
"Out of the Park Baseball 2006" Review
The customization level of "Out of the Park Baseball" is seen the moment you start a new game. There are multiple preset leagues from around the world to use or edit them and create your own rules and regulations. After deciding on the league, it's your chance to pick the job you want (the team, major or minor leagues). Once you have a job, the fun and strategy starts.
During the season there is a lot to keep you busy - checking up on player's stats on yours and other teams, moving players around, trading, signing new deals, and making the right calls during the game. You don't have to figure it all out on your own though. The team has scouts that can help you along the way. They aren't all created equal and you won't always get the best advice from them.
"Out of the Park Baseball" is a great game if you have the time to learn, experiment, and immerse yourself into the statistics world. If you do decide to try "Out of the Park Baseball" don't get frustrated if you feel lost. Instead, read the manual and give it some time to learn the icons and where everything is located.