Excerpt: Eeeeek! I don't know how this ended up in my list but being as I paid for it I thought I may as well play it. After reading what this game was about I thought "Wow! A successor to Sim City" but what I got was a big pile of butternut squash. It started badly by throwing you into a badly constructed options menu and then goes downhill from there. The graphics are 16 bit, 32 bit at best. The controls are hideous and the gameplay is awful.
Excerpt: "Now I'm sorry but whoever thought that developing a game about trains obviously didn't do his market research. Now this game has little appeal to gamers and those who would be interested clearly wouldn't own an Xbox. I suppose the graphics are O.K with some nice scenery to look at but that's about it. With confusing gameplay and an Xbox live feature that you can guarantee no one would play this seems like a shambles. I suppose it might appeal to 5 ...
Conclusion: Ive completed all the 360 games, my gamerscore is now 45,000, but this is one of the most addictive games i have played. I was put off at first because i couldn't get my head around a lot of it, but its basically Sim City, in 3D.... with trains : ), now i control a huge city with an extensive rail network, skyscrapers, stadiums, shopping centres, the works and i just want to keep making it bigger and better with the profits geting better.
Conclusion: Irritating and confusing at first thanks to the poor manual and agreed - the graphics aren't amazing but they are clear. But bear with it and you'll find a very decent city/ transport management sim in there. Top tips: play the stock market first and rack up a few billion $$$ ( buy low/sell high!) or you'll soon run out of funds (game over!) and use the 'cutaway' function to build your underground tracks & stations (big cities love tube stations) .
Conclusion: It's difficult to judge a game when your first see it. In this case it's more difficult. The first impresion couldn't be worse. Graphics are awful. They'd be bad even if they were PS2 graphics. Moreover, the menus on the screen can also drive you mad because of their complexity. So, why does this game deserve a 4 star rating?. This question have a simple answer: his endless possibilities.