Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Railroads!
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Sid Meier's on win 8.1
G. Matot "GMS", Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: I run this on a win 8.1 PC desktop. It runs just fine but on occasion it crashes without warning, I think it has something to do with memory something or other. If you've never seen this before it's a railroad simulator. You lay track, buy engines, establish routes and select cargo or passengers, along with priority and more.
Summary: I DIRECT A SMALL MUSEUM and display space and devote a little over 1,000 square feet to model railroaders and their circuits which attempt to portray the role of trains in our region over time. I thought that perhaps Sid,s software would help them build a more extensive digital model. That has not happened. Unfortunately I presented the software on a very capable Mac which is poorly supported and on an aging HP laptop which is not up to the tasks.
Summary: I enjoy playing this game but the bugs make it too hard to play for long periods of time without becoming frustrated. Trains arbitrarily choose the wrong route, or no route completely, when laying tracks. It's a very time consuming effort to delete your existing track and re-lay it just to see where the problem may lie. Almost inevitably later in the game, I'll notice that several trains are just doing circles, never reaching their destination.
Summary: The graphics are the best from any other railroad game. It is simpler then the other Railroad tycoon games, so it is easier to learn for new players, but unlike the other games it doesn’t seem like there is as many levels to learn and challenge the player. The game can crash often too that can get frustrating.
Summary: I've always enjoyed the Railroad Tycoon family of games, and was looking forward to Railroads! And for the most part, it hasn't disappointed. The only problem I've encountered is that if you build a major railroad empire with 20+ trains operating, the game will crash. I don't know if this is a software problem, or that it calls for more resources than my computer can give it, but you shouldn't buy this game if your machine is less than the recommended requirements on the...
Summary: Have you ever had a game that you just like to play even though it is unfinished and not so complex? Well this is one of them. This is not a simulation . This is not RRT2. This is a cute toy train set that you set up with its routes and engine. The Sid group seems to want a different audience with this game since it is quick to start and quick to finish, you make lots of money and fast, and you can beat the ai by the end of the scenario for the icing on the cake. SMR!
Summary: Being a long time Railroad Tycoon fan, I had high hopes for this one. I figure if Sid Meier is going to wallpaper his name all over the package it must be something special. For fans of the RR Tycoon series I can sum it up real easy for you. They spent all their time rebuilding and redesigning the track building feature in this game and they dumbed down everything else so the attention deficit 12yr olds can play it.
Summary: I've spent some good time with the game now and, despite the fact that I'm about as big a fan of Sid Meier's work as you're likely to find, have to admit disappointment with this game. When it comes right down to it, the game seems more like Sid's golf game than the original RRT. It's shallow, fast and just not nearly as fun as you'd hope. Of course it's not all bad. The graphics are beautiful, the music is great and you actually get a real manual.