It still has everything TT had but the graphics have slightly improved as has the track and road building, routes are now far more flexible to build, can be raised without deforming the landscape and can be mind bending to look at. If your familiar with rollercoaster tycoon it's pretty similar.
Gripes are the lack of proper multiplayer, only 2 can go head to head which is a bit naff. Also the signalling for trains seems to get itself lost.
Apart from that it's a great game for Sunday afternoon and a bargain at that.
Its Basically Transport tycoon deluxe, but with Rollercoaster tycoon 1/2 graphics and loads more stuff. It is addictive, works on any computer, and doesnt blast you with special effects and funky graphics to cover up a rather normal and unsignificant game (like empire at war).
Simple and Honest, does what is ses on the box.
It can be frustrating in big cities where you have this huge multiple platform train station, complete with helipad, - and all 421 customers in the catchment area go for a nearby newly built bus stop that takes you to the hamlet of Tinnington.
Also, organising 2 trains to go up and down one track can be a nightmare. It should be like on sim city or Railroad tycoon, where you allways build 2 way track, and your trains can just apparate onto the other side of the track when you want them to turn around.
One MAJOR MAJOR dissapointment in it though is that there is NO FUTURE! You build up a fantastic Transit empire all the way to 2015, and you begin to think, "well wheres the streamlined busses and a new supersonic airliner since concorde was decomissioned. by 2020 you wonder about the maglev and monorail. By 2030 (when I, Robot was set) you should be expecting shiny new AUDI busses with balls for wheels, high capacity supersonic airliners that make cool noises, and big smooth hovering maglev trains.
But instead you still have slamdoor trains and the best plane is still a 747, which is old even by todays standard. Then the amount of stuff you can build gradually decreases because it only has a lifespan of about 40 years or less.
That was the main thing that kept me interested in the game, - the anticipation to see peoples conceptualisations of the future.
Youll probably find yourself engrossed until around 1960 when the steam trains start to decomission, and the towns get too overcrowded.
But Add up all the other addictive contents it is a must have for all you sim city and Rollercoaster tycoon fans.
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