Postat: 28 martie
After finally being able to start the game, I have to admit I almost forgot the trouble it gave me when I first installed it... or well, rather when I installed it for the first 7 times. But only almost. If you have an AMD graphics card be prepared for trouble, this thing is a b* to get to run on new machines.
It's certainly not a fan of up-to-date graphic drivers, nope, this game shows its age while installing (not while playing, mind you)
In case anyone is reading this after having tried and failed to install and actually start this game on a windows 7 machine, here is a rather usefull link, just scroll to the end of the page an follow those instructions, all but step 4. DO NOT COPY THE FILE, just leave it where it is and skip ahead to step 5.http://steamcommunity.com/app/108200/discussions/0/846943418815498457/#p2
In case it still won't start, just try running it in compatiblity mode for windows XP, that's what did the trick for me. Now all is fine.
But back to the game itself.
It's fun to play and way too easy to waste an enourmous amount of time with it. The campaigns are fairly short and one little campaign won't cost you days or hours of your life, but if you are like me and can't stop after a loss... or a win, well a short campaign of 10 minutes can turn into 2 hours.
Some of the maps are rather confusing at first (yeah, well, who reads or acutally listens to instructions, right? yep, neither did I), especially since the DLCs seem to have other rules when it comes to train placement. If you're not interested in the DLC anyway (it's hit an miss btw.), than it's rather straighforward. The video on steam pretty much covers all the rules and the gameplay.
Would I recommend this?
Yeah, I guess I still would, but only to those who know how to open a command shell, 'cause if things go wrong, that's pretty much the only way to get to enjoy this game.