Game Tycoon 1.5
So ok, someone lost a bet right? Maybe
something got lost in the translation I'm not sure. But Game Tycoon 1.5
seems to want so desperately to give gamers a peek at what it's like to
be in the gaming industry. Only in a real pithy fun kind of way. One can
look and speculate at the intentions till the next OS of Windows comes
home. Unfortunately Game Tycoon 1.5 ends up being worse than a train
wreck involving a train car full of cadavers and various other aborted
illegal experiments of some mad scientist. My point being the game fails
to even amuse at the lowest level.
It seems to be based on a fun premise that
could lead into some possible adventure.maybe. But going from one
building to another and making a purchase of a gaming license here and a
game engine there and hiring on designers from a close by collage just
don't add up to much on the fun factor list.
This game is supposedly about the game industry, and what it takes to
come up with a successful product. It centers around three characters
that discover the computer and the huge potential to hit it big in the
gaming industry. Soon a maze of investors, banks, magazines, and
retailers as well as distributors and manufacturers as well as the press
are all looking to them for the next big thing in gaming to come along.
You have to go through several steps in the process of game making, and
you hire on different people to assist in achieving the goal. However,
who you hire determines how high of quality the work is, and their
workplaces can vary. So, you could pop out a lot of games, but not have
them do very well because your employees had very low quality ratings.
The graphics are simple and remind me a lot
of leisure suite Larry style of graphics. Simple side scrolling and
walking the characters from one gaming area to the next and that's about
it. The environments pretty much follow the same style. Nothing special
here but it gets the job done.
Sound tends to be a problem at times as there is no way to control or
tweak the volume of voice over or environmental. Some sounds all but
drown out the voice overs in the tutorial. This all but makes the
tutorial pretty much useless at certain points. It's a game of making
sure certain steps are followed to get a game into production or even
designed for the matter of that, so there are times that you may just
end up totally lost making it even less fun than it already is. Most of
the sounds are just out right obnoxious. I actually think this game was
a clever ploy from some one who is really against gaming, if you play
this game as your first experience you may walk away wondering what the
big deal is and maybe never pick up another game again.
I digress a little bit. I have to remind
myself not to be so harsh and do a review on what the game represents,
in over all time a gamer will spend with it. In this case not long at
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