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Baseball Mogul 2008 [Download]

by Strategy First
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) 74 / 100

Price: $14.99
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Platform: PC Download
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1325 MB
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18 minutes - 2 hours on broadband
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  • Physics-Based Simulation.
  • Baseball Mogul Encyclopedia.
  • Animated Play-By-Play.
  • Player Development Engine.

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B0034XS82M
  • Release Date: April 10, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,999 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download

Baseball Mogul 2008® also gives you complete control on the field: the most realistic baseball simulation you can buy, combined with an easy-to-learn interface and thousands of stats at your fingertips. With customized ratings and head-to-head stats for every player, you have everything you need to win the battle of wits between batter and pitcher. Whether you are 8 or 80, Baseball Mogul is the addictive baseball experience you have been looking for.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game for Strategic-minded Baseball Fans March 25, 2007
By T. Frye
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For those that are strategically and statistically-inclined, you are going to enjoy this game. It allows you to run a Major League baseball team, like an owner, general manager, and manager, all rolled into one, with control over roster personnel, trades, salary negotiations, lineups, etc. Moreover, you can choose to run any team at any time in baseball history (at least going back to 1901), with an additional option for control of in-game strategy, if you so choose. If you are more inclined to the grad scheme of running a team, and not individual game play, likewise, you can play your team in simulation mode for as long as you want (including multiple seasons).

One of the best ways to detect a video game's progression is its continual improvements. The first Baseball Moguls typically had problems with minor league player development, salaries, and drafts (which in the older versions were always after the season). No more. In the 2008 version, your drafts are held during the season in June, as the real ones are, and your minor league player development is dependent on not just length of time playing at a certain level before promotion, but also the amount of money you organizationally spend on your minor league teams.

Another improvement is the historically-accurate variation of stadium fences, seat numbers, etc., of individual stadiums, including the switchover to new stadiums for individual teams. So, if you are managing the Houston Astros in 1999, your next season will automatically transfer your home stadium over to Minute Maid Park. This is a drastic change from the old Astro Dome.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They really haven't improved it enough. July 22, 2007
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll assume most of you know the Baseball Mogul series, so I'll talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the 2008 release, rather than going over the basics of how the game works.

Overall, the game is still fun, but there's too much that they haven't fixed or improved. These are all problems that have been with the game since previous releases, and that the game-makers, for whatever reason, keep failing to deal with:

1. The box scores are still presented in a very strange format, not the AB-R-H-RBI format that all baseball fans know and love. Same goes with pitchers' stats in box scores: It's not IP-H-R-ER-BB-K, as it should be. Why can't the game designers fix this? Re-organizing the columns should be a matter of minutes.

2. Way too many baserunners are caught stealing. This has been a problem with the game since the very first release. It's absurd.

3. There's still no way to buy a stadium with a mortgage. You have to accumulate hundreds of millions of dollars in cash in order to afford it, because you have to pay for everything in a lump sum. That's silly, and it's not how stadiums are purchased in the real world.

4. There are all kinds of bugs in "commissioner mode." Sometimes you need to use "commissioner mode," and too many things go wrong. The amateur draft, for example, goes haywire.

5. The play-by-play mode is pretty unrealistic. Bunt a guy from second base to third and he'll almost always get thrown out. Don't even try to steal a base! I don't bother with play-by-play mode anymore.

6. Although the crazy offensive stats have been toned down somewhat from previous years, ERA's are still a touch too high overall. Sometimes no starter in either league will finish with an ERA below 3.00.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not Great October 10, 2007
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Being a life long Strat-O_Matic player, this game intrigued me. The opportunity to play any player, any season was appealing. The GM aspect and pre-game managing of your lineup is great. The game suffers in game play. Animations are cheesey, and the ball parks don't change. I understand that there is a way to change the stadiums, I just haven't figured it out yet. Stolen bases are 50-50 at best, and pitchers always seem to fall apart in the later innings. Also, a dominant closer means nothing as of yet, as every closer I've used so far has managed to blow quite a few saves. The encyclopedia function is also interesting, and saving season stats is cool once you figure it out. Overall, not a bad game for $20, but I'll stick to Strat for realism.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still too similar to last 10 versions May 31, 2007
By Dave
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
While this series has advanced some, I can't get over how similar 2008's version is to even 1998's game. This season the live game action is better, but you STILL have no control over baserunners. Sometimes your fastest runner won't try to score from 3rd with two outs on a single. The user should be able to decide whether he risks it or not. The free agency system is still out-dated and no other teams really bother competing for star players during the off-season. Basically if you're willing to pay the player's demands, you can easily build an allstar team within one year. Some may say this is realistic, but there still needs to be some competition for star quality players. They should have bidding wars where other teams drive up the price at the last minute and sometimes actually steal a player away from you.

If you really want to exploit the game's weaknesses, just control a very low budget team like the Royals or Nationals for one season. You will ALWAYS make a profit so you can triple your payroll the following year and build an allstar team. This is silly as any baseball fan knows the Royals and other low budget teams would never triple their payroll in one year, and can rarely if ever sign big name players. It's kind of a fun game to play one season in, but over multiple years it's laughably simple to have a lineup consisting of eight superstars and a a starting rotation of all Cy Young winners. Maybe the online leagues are better for live competition but who knows.....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful game for any PC and has all historic player stats. easy to play
Published 9 months ago by Ronald Arndt
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
Way too complicated. The interface is not user friendly or intuitive. I had no problem getting an outdated game, but who the heck wants to study a manual for hours to play a game... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Henry Anselmo Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars i play this alot
this game is, too me, very addictive. it allows you to play as a fan, manager or mogul. you choose a year,select a team and build that team the way you want, you then play the... Read more
Published on November 28, 2012 by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars IT WILL PASS.
Published on July 21, 2012 by George A. Insogna
1.0 out of 5 stars Makes a good paperweight?
This is a horrible video game. The graphics are horrible, the point of the game is very slow and boring. Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by EiNST3iN
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great!
Good game, but a little on the boring side. Would be better if they would fix the injuries! Too many!
Published on October 15, 2008 by Randy Stone
1.0 out of 5 stars baseball mogul 2008
Do not waste your money. This game is not like mlb for playstation or other consoles. you have really no control of nothing. All you do is click the mouse. Read more
Published on August 20, 2008 by John Travis Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game ever (if u are a baseball fan)
This is one of the most fun games i have ever played it allows u to control a team from 1901 to present with the actual rosters from that year. Read more
Published on August 16, 2008 by Patrice Majeska
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASIC!!!!!!!
I found this game very addictive. It is just like a real baseball game. I'm having a great time playing different teams & years!!! I highly recommened this game!!
Published on May 28, 2008 by E. Giles
4.0 out of 5 stars Baseball Mogul 2008
Good game, lots of fun for people who enjoy the somewhat intense sim games like this one.
Published on April 25, 2008 by Ryan Neely
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