Out of the Park Baseball 2007 Review
By Vanessa Martineau
Out of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulation for career, historical, and fictional play. OOTPwas originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus Heinsohn sought to combine realistic replay baseball simulation with career play to satisfy hardcore fans and casual gamers alike. OOTP does not hold a license from nor currently have any affiliation with Major League Baseball.
In December 2007 Out of the Park Developments released Out of the Park Baseball 8, a simple update of OOTP 2007 that adjusted for the split from SI and added a few new features.
Out of the Park Baseball 2007, the eighth iteration of the game, was released on March 23, 2007, to much better reviews than its predecessor. Out of the Park Baseball 2007 isMetacritic's second highest rated game on the PC platform, scoring higher than The Orange Box, second to Half Life 2, regarded as some of the greatest PC games by critics and users alike. Some feel that OOTP has received biased attention from critics, with many angered by the games' ranking. Its high score is attributed to Metacritic's ranking system, where games with at least 5 reviews can appear in the top 20 list. The game has, in fact, only received 5 reviews globally, all generally positive.