Posted: January 25
Game Dev Tycoon is very intuitive, with the base concept being that you're a game developer developing games throughout gaming history and beyond, beginning in what would be 1981 (As the game's version of the NES comes out on year three, and the NES came out in 1983) and beginning from that. As time grows on, you can upgrade offices, hiring new people and developing bigger and better games with better features over the years. There's many gaming devices, from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the Game Cube to even the iPad and Playstations. It also features E3. The main key, at least to me, of this game is the personalization. You can create games and game engines -- and in later points, PCs and game consoles -- to your hearts desire, with three stages, consisting of three things to create including World Design, Story/Quests, Engine, and Artificial Intelligence. It's really fun yet simple and I love this part of the game specifically.
The graphics are nice, but not realistic. The graphics were most likely made to be more fit for a game, rather than be really realistic. Despite this, the graphics are enjoyable.
The only hint of passing of time is the coming and going of game systems on the market. Your character seems to be immortal, never dying. Your studio does go through drastic changes over time, but the focus isn't too great on the story. If you love games featuring really great and in-depth stories, Game Dev Tycoon may not be the game for you.
There is no multiplayer in Game Dev Tycoon, yet you can download a mod from the workshop which enables joining your friends' games and co-developing games or becoming rivals. I've yet to try it out as only one of my friends owns Game Dev Tycoon, and I highly anticipate playing with him when he decides to give it a shot.
Game Dev Tycoon has a high replayability rate, and you can play over and over again, with different games and different approaches to your studio. Choosing when and what you add in your dream engine, and what games you release for what console. I love the game a lot for its replayability and creativity.
I highly reccomend Game Dev Tycoon for anyone who likes a simple, fun, and easy to learn game. It has some flaws, but none of those are noticable and you'll definitely love giving this game a good go. Many anticipated games are coming out this year, like Dying Light and GTA: V, but you should definitely invest the cheap $10 towards this great game.