Musings From Us Entries For Simulation Games

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Software / Simulation Games that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Simulation Games, Software, Transportation Game by Will on

AC4

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¾ 

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies is fun game for the PS2. This game will make you dizzy, if you play for a long time. This game is like a Japanese version of a Tom Clancy novel. This game is set in the fictional world of Strangereal, and spans the years 2004-2005, and this person talks about his story of when he was kid. So, this game is mostly about his story.

This is the first Ace Combat game that I played in the series. There are anime cutscenes in this and they look really good on a computer screen. I wish it ran like a anime show instead stopping it. The graphics do look similar to Ridge Racer V, but I think this game used the same design from Ridge Racer V. They almost look the same and they both look more detailed. It is Namco game, so it probably is.

Banished: The game that will surprise you

This entry was posted in City Builders, History, Real Time, Simulation Games by Cleave on

Banished

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Banished is a builder survival game that keeps you entertained for hours on end in much the way that the original SimCity did when it was first released. The game was developed by newcomer software company Shining Rock Software. The quality of the game is rather excellent give that they entire install package is under 100k. The clarity of the graphics and smoothness of gameplay just draws you in in ways that you wouldn’t think possible. And yet with it deceptively simple game play it can be hard as well. Truly a wonderful and addictive game to play.

Stronghold Kingdoms Online

This entry was posted in MMO, Online Games, Simulation Games, Strategy Games by Cleave on

Stronghold-Kingdoms-OnlineThe online version of the popular 2d/3d isometric castle games imagined by Firefly Studios. It is a turn based and yet a RTS at the same time. It is one of the better castle defense and attack games that is out there with both free and paid memberships to keep you building castles until the wee hours of the night or morning.

This game is truly addictive as you start from nothing more than a Village Idiot to that of a king of an entire region. You start your Stronghold life with nothing more than a small keep which you then have to manage. You have to see to the needs of your subjects but also the safety of them as well. You do this by placing buildings in your village that will help to maintain it as well as provide resources to both build with and trade with. As you build up your resources you are able to build your castle which defends your village. Much time is going to be spent building and maintaining that thing, so make sure you always have resources on hand, especially have a bandit or player attack.

The Sims 2

This entry was posted in City Builders, Role Playing Games, Simulation Games, Software by Will on

sims 2
Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★★ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¾ 

The Sims 2 is funny and more entertaining than Call of Duty. I got away from first person shooters for a bit, and started playing this game. In this game, you are making the story about the Sims. Yes, you are a god in this game. The first thing to do in Sims 2 is to make a sim. You can make a family, but I would rather make one sim, instead making a family, or unless you want to cheat in this game. After you make your sim, find him/her a cheap house to live in. You can build a house for them. After that, have fun.

Tropico 5 from Kalypso Media

This entry was posted in City Builders, Simulation Games, Strategy Games by Cleave on

Tropico-5-Box-Art

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Tropico 5 is the latest version of the Tropico Series that Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games has released and is one hell of a city builder. It was released for download by the Kalypso Launcher on May 23rd with great anticipation from gamers. Even though Tropico 4 and Tropico 3 has some issues gamers looked to 5 to fix those and keep the series alive. In some ways this is true but in others it just isn’t so.

Some gamers, the more vocal ones, are calling this game just a reason for the two companies to sell DLC add-ons for stuff that should already be there. You will notice that the stars that have been given do not reflect some of what I am saying here. The reason is that as a stand alone product is is a very good game. When looking at it with the rest of the series in mind it is lacking in many ways.