This seemingly calm and pleasant train sim is actually quite a tastily strategic challenge in disguise
Who knew that a train management game could quickly get to be so tricky and compelling?!? I know I didn’t! When you first start out it feels a bit like a cute little sandbox simulator, with you working to connect stations and making sure to manage the switches on the track to get the right trains to the proper destinations. But oh how quickly it gets to be so much more and, honestly, quite addicting. Part puzzler, part strategy, part management sim you’ll be pressed to be smart about how you lay out your track, where you create your junctions, and very often how you manage the timing of different departing trains (while you’re still able to control them) to maximize your efficiency and profits while avoiding any nastiness like collisions. While giving off much more innocent overall vibes this is a pretty serious challenge of a game that took me by surprise!
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.6]