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Electrician Simulator

Developer: Take IT Studio!

Publisher: Gaming Factory S.A.

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2024
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • As the title suggests, you’ll be able to work in the “exciting” world of rewiring and fixing things, with little direction

    As always, I’ll readily admit that most of the time these simulator games remain a bit of a mystery to me when it comes to why they keep being made. Now, that isn’t to imply that none of them are worthwhile, to the contrary I’ve played a fair few with varied premises that have been interesting and at least mildly entertaining. The types I’m talking about are ones like this that are pretty well 100% trapped in reality, don’t really provide much meaningful guidance for people not already familiar with what is being simulated, and generally have touchy controls that exacerbate the issue.

    Electrician Simulator pretty well falls into this trap, and while I do conceptually appreciate any attempt to “gamify” practical skills and knowledge, that doesn’t make the overall experience worthwhile on its own. Rather than explain or offer some sort of tutorial covering basic skills and concepts it more leaves you to your own devices. Granted, you can learn through trial and error, but that also can lead to simply making things work out and not clearly understanding why. On the flip side for people who possess these skills already and are able to do it in the real world I can’t see why doing it virtually would be of interest. No matter where people may be on that spectrum the very touchy controls would still be a bit aggravating, making what feel like they should be simpler tasks more difficult for the wrong reason. The result is a game that I’m not entirely sure who it’s really for, but if you’re intrigued by what it’s looking to do and can live with the stated concerns feel free to check it out.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Bad [5.8]

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