MLB Dugout Heroes is a free to play MMO game from GamesCampus and Wisecat. Most of us, when we see "free to play" we think at stereotypical games, with bad graphics and sound. MLB is somehow repetitive but this repetition is situational. That means that during a match there are tons of possible events but for every particular event you have the same options.
Developers simplified this game a lot, basically is one man against another in a Major League competition. The easy part is that you don't have to position your players in the field, the AI does that and all you have to worry about is what base to throw or hit and decide if you want to steal a base or run for more bases. MLB is quite a fundamental game at many levels.
The player can choose his team and play against other teams.
By doing that, he will acquire experience points and he can advance to rank 1, rank 2 and so on. He can even jump into play with his character. To do that, all he has to do is to ask for a timeout and substitute a player with his character. After that, he can be a part of the game and gain experience as well.
Controls in MLB are quite easy to use. Batting is handled with the mouse and alternate between different types of hits. Also, the player can select the hit power and the place where his bat is going to hit the ball. The player can select bases by pressing WASD on keyboard and Q and E to cut off the throws. The entire control system is simple and additionally, the game will provide you with hints and tips on how to proper use it.
From graphical point of view, the game comes with a cartoon style graphic but the animations are well made. The characters have some similarities with their big-league counterparts (moustache, hair style etc) but are a bit different when about height and weight is. On the other hand, the sound is just terrible. The two commentators Chris Yamauchi and Jonathan Stypula are extremely boring. Even more, there are situations when their comments are just off the play.
One last thing about MLB, even if it is categorized as a free to play game, some features (or bonuses) are available only with real money. You can obtain some additional buffs in game by paying Campus Credits. These credits can be purchased only with real money (1000 Campus Credits=10$).
Overall, this game won't turn around the MMOG world. Instead it can provide some entertainment (especially for baseball fans) and some good time for casual players. In most of its part is free so it worth a try.