Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Railroads!
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Brad S., Amazon
2 January 2014
Summary: Returning Railroad Tycoon player. Simply put, this game satisfied my itch to play a railroad strategy game. I would have been extremely disappointed if I had paid original price. Although the graphics have improved dramatically on this edition of the series, the game play is limited and it still crashes. As long as you don't expect or pay much, you may be able to satisfy your itch. Railroad Tycoon II is better if you have a system that can still play it.
Summary: Steep learning curve. No "relaxed" mode for just building and watching and enjoying. Everything is hurry-up and right-NOW! Sometimes I just want to goof around and enjoy a game, maybe learn how to use the game - without my head on the chopping block. This game also has places you can get into, but not find your way out off. Your only recourse is to shut down and start over. Which SUCKS! This isn't a game. It's a fast paced and demanding simulation!
Summary: Billed as the replacement to Railroad Tycoon, (that my system outgrew), I was/am very disappointed in the game. This is not it and nowhere near as enjoyable. Way to hung up down in the weeds to truly be playable.
Summary: This has kept me entertained (and distracted from buying Simcity, since that game is a disaster), but Railroads is WAY too simple and the maps are too small. I can start a game and beat it in 2h. It seems like Railroad Tycoon was a more complicated, interesting, and satisfying game. Don't buy Railroads unless it is super cheap, otherwise it isn't worth it. You'll get a couple weeks out of this (maybe) before you tire of it.
Summary: Good game but a memory hog... runs slow on mid scale computers. Found that RR Tycoon has the the same basic features and some that I wish were included in this game. Graphics are great but again unless you have a high speen computer... jitters and mouse response is slow.
Excerpt: "...actually have an input from Sid Meier himself. The now deceased Gathering of Developers, produced Railroad Tycoon 2 and 3, after Microprose bought the name from Sid Meier. The Game: The idea for the game stems from a childhood imagination of building and running your own Railway. The trains Although steam trains are predominant amonst those available, there are also some diesel and some electric trains also. The models of train available ...
Pros: Easy to get in to, nice graphics
Cons: Infuriating gameplay, trains get stuck, track building is a mess
Conclusion: Railroads is not a Railroad tycoon game. Why? the scale is too small. Its for recreating train sets. Trains can cross Spain in about 10 seconds! Thats fine but, for one thing. Although the graphics are good, its totally bugged, how did the testers let it pass. Build a single track with a bridge and a tunnel, then upgrade it to a double track. Behold as tunnels and bridges overlap! with trains chugging through concrete & steel, very poor.
Summary: Aucun défi a surmonter, un jeu qui permet de tout faire sans danger, dans un décor peu crédible où les trains sont aussi grands que les collines, et poser des voies ferrés déplace automatiquement les maisons. En voulant simplifier le jeu à outrance Sid Meyer a enlevé tout le goût au jeu.