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.

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.

Call of Duty: World at War

This entry was posted in Action Games, First Person Shooters, Simulation Games, Software by Will on

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

Call of Duty: World at War is pretty good game to play. This game is set in World War II, not modern day or Vietnam. You are playing as two countries and they are the Americans and the Russians. The Russian missions are more fun than the American missions. The Americans are fighting against the Japanese and the Russians are fighting against the Germans. This game is the beginning of the Black Ops series. This game was done by the same people did Call of Duty 3, which that game really sucks.

This game is way better than Call of Duty 3. Treyarch did a good job on this instead of Call of Duty 3. This game has multi-player mode, solo, and Nazi Zombies. Solo has the story and the main missions. Multi-player has the two play co-op, that you and your friend will fight each other, online, and Nazi Zombies. The Nazi Zombies is about you are trying to survive the round. You are just killing zombies until you are dead. This game is first WWII game that I played with blood and guts everywhere. I have played many WWII games that have don’t blood and guts.