Version Reviewed: 5.1.18
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Formerly known as iOOTP Baseball but with a shiny new official license attached to it comes MLB Manager 2015 - a baseball simulator that’s light on cool looks but heavy on content. Baseball fans are going to love leading their team to victory and lament those moments when it turns to failure.
It’s a format that’s worked for many years and that continues here. You’re the manager of a team, making a mixture of financial and strategical decisions in order to build the best team. It’s never easy, of course, trying to juggle the books while also succeeding on the field but that’s what make it so satisfying.
Each game is a matter of making pitch-by-pitch decisions if you want, or you can opt to let the CPU simulate everything. You can even leap ahead to pretty much anywhere in the season if you really want to. Where’s the fun in that, though? The beauty here is in watching how your key decisions make all the difference, otherwise MLB Manager 2015 would be a pretty dry experience. It’s mostly a text based management game with some fairly rudimentary visuals, so you want to savour those moments where you can affect what unfolds.
Besides allowing you to simulate the real 2015 season and beyond (potentially for decades), you can also replay past campaigns (for a small price), and create a fictional league. In theory, this is the finest value game out there given just how long MLB Manager 2015 can last you.
While it’s very plain to look at and has a somewhat cumbersome interface at times, it’s sure to entertain stats fans given just how much you can accomplish here. You can finally live your dream of taking your beloved side all the way. Just don’t expect it to be much easier than in real life. This is a simulator, first and foremost.