Out of the Park 14
If youíre a fan of
simulation games AND baseball, welcome to Out of the Park 14 (OOTP14).
OOTP14 is a real time, fantasy-ish baseball game that utilizes Facebook
and twitter, along with several other simulation game components.
Like any other fantasy game, knowing stats and which
players to pick, along with specific teams and years (for historical
games, another fun feature) is above and beyond important. For baseball
fans who know baseball inside and out, this game is great, but for those
who arenít baseball buffs, you might have more of a problem.
In all fantasy games, like fantasy football, knowing
what stats and teams to use are important. Making your team is vital for
OOTP14, and it has a feature to play with other people around the world,
via Facebook and Twitter. ďAutoplayingĒ with your own team against other
PC custom teams is one mode featured for people who donít want to play
Historical gameplay is also a game mode, and features
premade teams from specific years in the past, where it makes the player
a manager of said team. Being a simulation, there is a lot of real-time
waiting, and while players can ďauto playĒ during PC matches, PvP games
are played in real time.
Visually and sound-wise, there isnít much to OOTP14 at all. With
only notification sounds, charts, and stats, along with the mail tabs
and various tabs to access different modes, it is a very basic look,
with a rather complicated interface.
Players who donít usually indulge in games like OOTP
may find it a tad confusing until getting used to it. A cooler feature
of this game is that while things load and transfer screens, famous
quotes about the sport from managers and other famous people are
While Out of the Park 14 is a fun fantasy styled
game, gamers with not much interest in baseball or waiting (because of
the real time aspect) wonít enjoy this game as much as sports fans and
fantasy sports players.