Posted: November 22
I purchased this game two years ago, and played this game off and on for hundreds of hours. (Mostly designing my own routes,(hundreds of miles of track) and running them, and TRYING to get the trains to run like trains DO!) Having been away for awhile I return to find that in TWO YEARS NOTHING has improved, and the HUNDREDS OF HOURS I spent designing my routes and trains are ALL IN VAIN. GONE!
The ONLY thing different IN TWO YEARS is the menus. (OH yea, and $2,600 worth of DLC!)
I have like 3 maybe 4 routes, and the included activities are boring to the bone. The physics engine still makes you feel like your playing with HOTWHEELS, and NOTHING acts like a train should. HELL even the horn is rediculas in that it doesn't work right on most models.
I would like it if the devs actually tried playing this "game" for a while.
Throttles and brakes, are STILL glitchy and under or over responsive.
Brakes that are as ambiguas as heck.
Train physics are non-existant.
Trains that slow down when at zero throttle, ZERO brake, and GOING DOWN A STEEP GRADE!
The grade display showing a steep hill, and your actually accellerating...with ZERO throttle!
Consists that feel like your dragging all of them WITH NO WHEELS!
Speed limts that STILL do not show up on the display...IE: Running into a 20mph zone with NO warning!
Scenario design is STILL a nightmare. Try swapping a consist for a scenario. Your better off creating the whole thing over again....cuz, thats what you'll be doing.
Hey but ya managed to get STEAM intergration down pat and in hurry I might add.
Enough DLC to choke a horse. All for a game that hasn't changed in 3 years. (Crap, I forgot the pretty menus...I bet that took ages.)
Brakes that go from 0-EMERGENCY at the tiniest move! (Can't we make that a seperate NOTCH!)
PLEASE...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, stop with the DLC and start adressing TRAIN FUNCTIONANLITY! The prettiest trains and routes in the universe are pointless if I'm driving a pathetic HOTWHEEL! (That might have been harsh...Sorry HOTWHEELS.)
I would have SPENT the $2,600 on DLC, IF I was getting something for my money. I have screensavers that have more realism and funtionallity.
I have tried to give this game and the devs time to get this fixed,(Since RW), but the bottom line seems to be greed at the expense of the consumer. I will look back into this game in another 3 years...Maybe.
I would NEVER recommend this game to anyone. I may have people I hate, but to punish them with this game would be OVERKILL.
Having said that; I still enjoy sitting and watching the pretty scenery go by from time to time.