Home | Webstore
Latest News: OOTP Update 20.6 - OOTP 20 Available - FHM 5 Available

  

Go Back   OOTP Developments Forums > Prior Versions of Our Games > Out of the Park Baseball 18 > OOTP 18 - General Discussions

OOTP 18 - General Discussions Everything about the 2017 version of Out of the Park Baseball - officially licensed by MLB.com and the MLBPA.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
Déjà Bru
Hall Of Famer
 
Déjà Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,990
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 1,463
Thanked 3,763x in 2,135 posts
Sometimes it's the "little" stuff . . .

As I said last year, while I appreciate the big enhancements, sometimes it's the little stuff that gets me excited as a fictional-style player. Here's why I just plunked down my cash again this year:
  • Improved player morale / team chemistry system
  • Improved player creation & development system
  • Improved game recaps
  • Enhanced play-by-play text and league news
All good for the immersion of a fictional-style player. And, fool that I am, I always fall for this line:
  • ...and more to be announced prior to release!
__________________

- Bru


Déjà Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
17 thanks for this post:
Andy (01-20-2017), BusterKing (01-22-2017), Caporegime (01-21-2017), Cryomaniac (01-21-2017), daguruvjt (01-27-2017), Dark Horse (01-21-2017), DreamTeams (01-21-2017), Kobeck (01-28-2017), koohead (01-21-2017), Lukas Berger (01-21-2017), Markus Heinsohn (01-21-2017), mgom27 (01-21-2017), MrSandlot (01-21-2017), OBSL Commish (01-23-2017), Pdubya64 (01-21-2017), T.J. Lauerman (01-21-2017), Tunnelrunner (01-20-2017)
Old 01-20-2017, 05:52 PM   #2
Déjà Bru
Hall Of Famer
 
Déjà Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,990
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 1,463
Thanked 3,763x in 2,135 posts
Actually, after reading through the main thread, I am going to add this one to my list of heartbeat accelerators, as a fictional-style player:
  • Promotion and relegation between leagues
I'm going to need to break out of my mold of recreating historical MLB with fictional players, though. I love that setup but I feel the need lately to get out of my rut.
__________________

- Bru


Déjà Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #3
Mancandy
Minors (Single A)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 19
Thanked 82x in 42 posts
I know what you mean. I preordered as soon as I saw the tournaments and Negro Leagues(and Federal League! This is the first time in many years I've been this excited to play historical leagues...), but every years it's always those small things that really sustain you once you start playing. Those little touches of realism and immersion really add up.
Mancandy is offline   Reply With Quote
2 thanks for this post:
Déjà Bru (01-21-2017), Lukas Berger (01-21-2017)
Old 01-20-2017, 11:12 PM   #4
Déjà Bru
Hall Of Famer
 
Déjà Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,990
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 1,463
Thanked 3,763x in 2,135 posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mancandy View Post
I know what you mean. I preordered as soon as I saw the tournaments and Negro Leagues(and Federal League! This is the first time in many years I've been this excited to play historical leagues...), but every years it's always those small things that really sustain you once you start playing. Those little touches of realism and immersion really add up.
Yes, if they keep improving the history in this game (minor leagues, Negro Leagues, etc.) I may be tempted to play historical MLB, historical players. That would be a first for me!
__________________

- Bru


Déjà Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2017, 01:02 PM   #5
Pdubya64
Minors (Triple A)
 
Pdubya64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Staunton, VA
Posts: 236
Thanks: 42
Thanked 108x in 52 posts
Completely agree with your sentiments, Bru... I might even call it a (wait for it!) bruhaha.

Pitiful jokes aside, I can't help but think we are in the golden age of baseball sims, what with MLB The Show on Playstation console and OOTP on desktop. Markus and crew continue to impress year after year. Despite a few niggly issues based on design decisions, etc., it is hard to beat OOTP for depth and every year more so, breadth.

I preordered today, going back to non-Steam as I think it lends itself to mods , etc.
Good luck with your new historical leaning Bru. We all know you'll be back in the fictional "kiddies" pool soon enough!
__________________
"Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes." - Roy Batty Blade Runner
Pdubya64 is offline   Reply With Quote
2 thanks for this post:
Déjà Bru (01-21-2017), T.J. Lauerman (01-21-2017)
Old 01-21-2017, 05:55 PM   #6
Déjà Bru
Hall Of Famer
 
Déjà Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,990
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 1,463
Thanked 3,763x in 2,135 posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pdubya64 View Post
Completely agree with your sentiments, Bru... I might even call it a (wait for it!) bruhaha.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pdubya64 View Post
Good luck with your new historical leaning Bru. We all know you'll be back in the fictional "kiddies" pool soon enough!
Yes, I suspect you are right. That Promotions/Relegations thing is a biggie for that pool, I am sure, and I voted for this in the Which announced feature are you most looking forward to? thread.
__________________

- Bru


Déjà Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 AM.

 

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with the permission of Minor League Baseball. All rights reserved.

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com ) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust

Out of the Park Baseball is a registered trademark of Out of the Park Developments GmbH & Co. KG

Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

Apple, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

COPYRIGHT © 2017 OUT OF THE PARK DEVELOPMENTS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2018 Out of the Park Developments