Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Railroads!
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Value for money 6
Sid Meier’s Railroads!
Inside Mac Games
31 December 2012
Summary: I’m a big fan of the Railroad Tycoon series and was excited to see it come back to the Mac, even if it was six years late to the party. And while this review has probably had more than its share of complaints, some but not all of that comes from comparing it to earlier versions.
Pros: • Return of a venerable series to the Mac, • Mostly high production values, • Variety of scenarios, • Multiplayer
Cons: • Gameplay issues can make having fun difficult, especially with harder options set, • Small maps, • Can’t zoom out all the way on maps, • A few errors in graphics and gameplay
Excerpt: Sid Meier’s Railroads! is in principle a remake of the 1990 game Railroad Tycoon. I know, you need to be of a certain age already to have played that game then, but at the time, Tycoon games were “in”.
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Excerpt: Let me get one obvious misconception out of the way: Sid Meier's Railroads is not a game exclusively for train fanatics. Sure, if you really love trains then this is a game for you, but Railroads has the potential to appeal to more than a niche group.
Conclusion: This is an enjoyable game. But frankly even if it wasn’t for the bugs, the simplicity, the lack of a campaign, and the other minor short-fallings, I’d still be disappointed because when someone like Sid Meier copies a classic genre, I at least expect him to add something new and innovative to the...
Summary: Parents need to know that there is no objectionable content in this educational game. However, parents should also be aware that the game has an online mode -- Common Sense doesn't recommend online play for anyone under 12.
Excerpt: “What have you done for me lately?” That’s what I thought as I played Sid Meier’s Railroads! At one point, Sid Meier was the most innovative game designer out there, with classic hits such as Pirates! (1987), Railroad Tycoon (1990), and Civilization (1990).
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