I’m starting to put together my detailed analysis of Baseball Mogul 2008 vs. Out of the Park Baseball 2007. I was reading through the forum and found this gem of a thread. Around page 4 things get a bit ugly as Marc, Clay, and even Shaun Sullivan start swinging at each other. I’ve always thought Baseball Mogul’s advertising was a bit misleading regarding what it can do when compared to competing products. Yes, Lahman’s databse is built into BM, but it can be imported into OOTPB and PureSim. This statement is laugh out loud misleading and posted on BM’s web site:
“Baseball Mogul 2008 is the only game that lets you play in any season from 1901 to 2007, complete with hand-edited rosters and ratings for thousands of major and minor league players.”
I guess the hundreds, maybe even thousands of historical simmers that play OOTPB 2007 are probably scratching their heads at the above quote. But I am sure there is some technical reason why Clay Dreslough feels he can advertise BM this way. It’s just sad to see BM, once the market leader in game play, grow stale on the vine and try these tactics since the 2008 version actually looks pretty good.