|Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):|
Does anyone have the game? I have always wandered what it is like and wheter it is worth the buy.
I have MSTS. I got it for my son when he was into trains. It's not a bad game, but to be honest, it's pretty boring. There isn't a whole lot to do after you get the train moving.
If you are running a simulation, let say on the Acela from DC to Philly, you have to watch the signals closely, maintain the correct speed, and slow down and speed up gently because at the end of the simulation, you will be "graded" on your performance. It will tell you if you exceeded you speed at anytime, or if you exceeded the "passanger comfort" level. Also, if you go over the peed limit, the simulation will automatically snap on the brakes, and you will have a "penalty stop." That time will go against you elapsed time vs. you schedule and you get penalized for it.
Like I said, the game is kind of boring. The most exciting thing, according to my son, is that when you see a deer on the track ahead, if you blow the horn, they will run off the track. Though, even if you don't blow the horn, they don't splatter on the front of the train.
Now that would add some excitment!
Bottom line, don't waste your money, IMHO.
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.