As simulations of this sort are a rarity on the Switch first I’ll say kudos to the developer and everyone involved for bringing this experience to the platform. In general, this sort of game is always an odd fit on consoles conceptually but the portability factor of the platform really makes the ability to take a more hardcore sim on the go exciting (always keeping in mind that reading the text in handheld can be hard on the eyes). That said, depending on the amount of minutia you’re looking to manage, I’d imagine there will be varying degrees of enthusiasm from person to person with the experience. Throw in controls that are honestly a bit clunky in their transition from the PC, and perhaps some gaps in the early explanations of the tutorials and it can have a bumpy start as well. Once you muscle through that and have your trains running though it works nicely, and for people who love micromanaging every aspect of the operation it will likely be a masterpiece. For people who just love trains and their operation, and perhaps aren’t as invested in having to define every detail to eke out efficiency, it may be a bit too much though.
Justin Nation, Score: