Explore a vast and detailed world and build a Transportation Empire! Lay down tracks, roads, and bridges. Use railroads, trucking lines, buses, airplanes, and ships to outmaneuver ruthless competitors who will try to take business away from you, and see who is the best at meeting the needs of a growing metropolis. Cash in on a world of opportunity moving raw materials, goods, and people efficiently from one destination to another. Rake in huge profits as the years advance from 1900 to 2000 and beyond. Experience different world variations, difficulty levels, and complete goals of different scenarios. Run the world your way!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Violence., PEGI Rating: 3+
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2011-08-09 07:20:47 byn99127:
Locomotion is a "sequel" to Transport Tycoon Deluxe that was about 10 years in the making. Yet, despite the decade difference, the games look and play very similarly, excluding a few transportation options and an AI that has somehow gotten worse.
Honestly speaking, if you really need to play this type of game, I would strongly recommend going to get OpenTTD instead,read more which is freeware. The fact that OpenTTD is constantly updated, has better graphics, and offers greater flexibility and support than this game means that you'll definitely have a much better simulation experience with that game instead.
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Posted on 2011-08-09 07:25:26 byStormbolter:
I bought this game when it got out, as I was a huge fan of Transport Tycoon, and the promise of updated graphics and improved gameplay was an excellent excuse to try it out.
The game is built on the rollercoaster tycoon engine, wich itself is built on the transport tycoon engine. Because of that, it shares some of the weaknesses of the engine. The graphics looked decidedly datedread more even on release, and instead of beautiful handcrafted graphics, much of the sprites were computer generated, which instead of adding beauty, it showed the flaws of the engine.
As for the gameplay, there were more options for tunnels (and subterranean stations) wich were much needed in the original transport tycoon. Also it added trams, that can be built upon roads. Also it added new industries. Nice, but I didn't felt much of the improvements already improved the original gameplay. The laying of tracks, based on the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, was unintuitive and slow, although necessary because the old interface could not build "3D" structures (like advanced tunnels).
The main trouble with locomotion was that the community already built a patch that added much of the gameplay features on the original Transport Tycoon, while adding new features that really improved gameplay. Paralel to TTDpatch, in 2003 started the development of OpenTTD that replaced the original engine and graphics of Transport Tycoon Deluxe to allow for a truely free game.
So, in the end, this was a game that was defeated by its predecessor.
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Posted on 2011-08-09 08:05:44 bytrusteft:
A spiritual successor to the great Transport Tycoon. Unfortunately not as great as that one. It's a transport strategy/business simulator type of game. You have a company and you can build rail tracks, train depots, bus stations, airfields, ports, and their respective vehicles. With them you need to set routes to trade between the farms, industries, cities and villages of theread more map. The game has improvements, but it lacks some of the charm of its predecessor and that is not just wishful thinking. At times Locomotion feels like an extensive mod for Roller coaster Tycoon. I would say the game has gone 2 steps forward, 1 step back and 1 step to the side. It's good, just not as good as Transport Tycoon. If you haven't played that game and you can't find it or make it work, definitely check Locomotion. I still have it installed too.
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