If you ever played Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon, this is a
Like its predecessor, Locomotion has to be one of the finest strategy sims
out there. For me, what makes it shine over other games of this genre is the
direct control over the world. Everything you do is actual, not an overseers
point of view. It's like running a model train set with an economy and without
needing a spare garage.
The only thing that goes against it with the HW available today is the lack
of 3D graphics. However the incredible attention to detail from the leaning of
bullet trains around corners, to trees not growing if they are planted out of
their natural environment, these little features have me constantly admiring my
world, only to find that I need to destroy a nature reserve in the name of
Although not overly challenging, Locomotion doesn't always have an easy
formula to succeed in its missions and as you move into the harder levels,
preparation of the world becomes paramount and really makes strategy the number
I'm not a huge strategy game fan, but for comparison I also really enjoyed
Settlers for the same reason of the direct control of the world pieces. If you
liked that game, you'll probably enjoy this.
If you never tried Transport Tycoon (or don't even know what it is) then now
is your chance to catch up with what is my favourite strategy game.