Posted: April 12
Oh God, where to begin?
Let's start with the pros, shall we? The game looks nice, the game controls nicely.
Welp, that's it.
My word the bugs, I can't list them here.
DLC that gives you one tank engine for $20-you know what? Let's talk about the DLC.
In this game, for $25, you can get the "GWR Small Prairies Pack", Small Prairies being the larger tank engines for the Great Western Railway that could take heavier trains than, say the Panniers or the 1400's.
In another simulator, Trainz 12, you can get that for free when you purchase the game, start up the download manager, search for 'Prairie Tank', you'll find some rather good looking engines that you can download, and drive around on any route that you load-up/create.
Oh yeah, the routes...
In this game, you can either buy an overly expensive route (Settle-Carlisle for $40) or make one using the horribly confusing route creator. In Trainz, you could buy their Settle & Carlisle route for $20 (Which still offers more in terms of route length and even gives you a plethora of locomotives) or you could make a route with a much more powerful, and overall smoother route creator.
Finally, third-party support.
The 3rd party support in TS2015 is abysmal, practically no notable or large websites for downloading actual engines, nor routes. (Reskins? Heheh...) Trainz 12, on the other hand, has entire websites and forums dedicated to making content for Trainz, whether it be routes, engines, buildings, you name it. (No, I'm not going to mention the large Thomas the Tank Engine community for either games.) Other than that, the Content Manager's Download Station has a vast, large database of over (As of April 12, 2015) 346,753 items in it. ALL COMPLETELY FREE. (With some exceptions, damn you Royal Scot!)
In conclusion; don't buy this, or anything that this game has to offer. Play Trainz 12.