Working to get your company going from Day 1 can be interesting, if you’re ready to grind to understand how
Start-from-scratch business sims are something I’ve seen around quite a number of times over the years on everything from PCs to mobile devices. I’ve always considered it a bit of a niche space since typically getting great results requires some time, patience, and a willingness to apply lessons learned starting over again to do it all better the next time. When it comes to concerns it’s almost impossible for some discussion on how console-friendly the interface is, an area most games struggle pretty horribly with since sims tend to be screen-driven and much more PC friendly. I’d say Startup Company actually does better than average in this area, trying to keep sub-screens and being buried in detail as minimal as can be… but there’s no doubt a bit of a learning curve to get comfortable. I think my biggest issue is in an area where I’d imagine people’s opinions will be split. While I can appreciate the more sandbox-y nature of this game’s approach, moreso unleashing you to do as you will and make mistakes, that also makes it more appropriate for veterans of such games, and I’d imagine someone with less experience would find the lack of helpful directions frustrating as they burn their time on simple mistakes and misunderstandings of how things are meant to happen and flow. Still, if you’ve been itching for a business sim it has some good points on its side.
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