As a kid I never owned one of those pretty cool wooden train sets that would allow you to connect sections of track and then run your train over them but I remember playing with them at daycare or perhaps church and enjoying myself with them. To its credit Tracks absolutely captures the essence of that experience, really providing the framework for enjoying this sort of activity in a virtual space and pretty intuitively allowing you to string together your pieces of track as well as lay down various elements as scenery. Then, to top it off, you’re able to throttle up your engine and experience riding through your creation. It’s all generally done well, just there’s no denying that it is also then limited by what’s possible with those physical sets as well. This lends itself authenticity but also creates some artificial limitations to what’s possible to construct. Regardless, if you have kids or are a kid at heart and think being a virtual conductor on tracks you construct sounds like a good time it does accomplish its design goals quite admirably.
Justin Nation, Score: