Outside of this seemingly having narrow general appeal, wonky physics and a pretty empty world make it a challenge
Simulators where you’re “playing a game” that somehow mimics work people do in real life are always a bit odd, but I do understand that they’re popular with some people. Truck and Logistics Simulator, as its name pretty well implies, is all about moving cargo from Point A to Point B either in an offline world or in a Crossplay-enabled online world that, under the right conditions, may be at least a little more interesting (much easier if you have friends who play that you can coordinate with). In the end though, it’s really all about the relatively limited scope of tasks you’ll complete and the experience of transporting your goods. Getting your load on your vehicle is pretty straightforward, with you using a forklift to carefully place pallets on both it and often a trailer as well. You’ll want to try to be careful to avoid collisions and accidents since they could damage what you’re moving around, though honestly the penalties in general aren’t too bad, As you make more money you can unlock bigger trucks, some of which can handle a bit differently. For me, the somewhat loose and funky physics of it all was a distraction, partially because it made driving around corners a little weird at times, but mostly because collisions that would throw whatever I was carrying into the air were plain too funny to not try to see what would happen under different conditions. In the end it is absolutely a niche concept to begin with and among its brethren I have absolutely played worse, but I’ve also played a bit better.
Justin Nation, Score: