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Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a culmination of hard work over several years that has resulted in a perfect sports simulation experience. A game with simulations that are accurate and hyper realistic, full of easy to use menus and navigation, boasting an interesting and ever improving game display, and the full glut of game customization nails every single aspect of what players desire with sports sim titles. Simply perfect, this game is the one you’ll want to pick up first if you’re itching to crunch some earned run average numbers.
Out of the Park 17 continues to add improvements to each new version and while some of the changes this year may seem small, they’re still quite noticeable, especially the player markers showing the action during a game and the ability to have any two teams in history square off against one another. As it’s done in the past, Out of the Park 17 shows why it’s the go-to simulation series for someone wanting to manage a baseball team, historical or present day.
While I'm not a fan of baseball or sport micromanagement games, I can still appreciate Out of the Park for what it is, a solid game that has a butt load of features. Anyone who is a fan of baseball or games like Football Manager should definitely check this game out.