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.

Tropico 5 from Kalypso Media

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

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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

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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.

Rock Tour

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Simulation Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

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

We’ve run across these kinds of themes in media before, in movies like That Thing You Do and School of Rock. We’ve also seen it in games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, but this little casual sim makes you the manager of an up-and-coming rock band from Baltimore.

This band has a blue-sy kind of sound, and even features an electric violin. You do actually get to hear their tracks when they play at more elite venues, and if you are a fan of Dave Matthews Band, you will really enjoy these guys, whose name you have to give them.

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

This entry was posted in Action Games, Racing Games, Simulation Games, Software, Sports Games by Will on

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

Need for Speed III is the first Hot Pursuit game of the series. It sounds like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit III, but it is not. Hot Pursuit III is on the PS3 and it is called Hot Pursuit.

In this game you can chose which track you want to play on and you can turn it off and on with traffic option. For me, I like playing in the traffic. You can play two players with this game, but you can’t play online. The reason why you can’t play online is that a PSone game. This game is really old. This has been around since 1998. This game is OK, but I like the second Hot Pursuit game better. The graphics of this game looks old school, but the graphics look OK. The gameplay looks OK as well. The gameplay runs like first Ridge Racer game, but Ridge Racer is better than this game. I know graphic didn’t look all that great, but I love the gameplay.

Army Men RTS

This entry was posted in Action Games, Simulation Games, Software, Strategy Games by Will on

Army Men RTS
Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¾ 

Army Men RTS is a real time strategy game. It is the third game of the Sarge’s Heroes series. In this Army Men game, you are building the Green Army so you can destroy the Tan Army. This game is more fun to play then the other real time strategy. This game is only for PlayStation 2, Nintendo Game Cube, and for PC.

The PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Game Cube controls are little bit hard then the other strategy game on console, but the PC version the controls are easier. Because the controls on the PC version are easier because you are use the mouse instead of a controller. When you are playing this game you need to build a army so you can destroy the Tan Army. You can build your own base. This game is like War Craft II: Tides of Darkness and Age of Empires III. You are not cutting down trees, not digging up for gold, and not hunting for food. You are melting toys and batteries.