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.

Loco Mogul

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Simulation Games, Software, Strategy Games, Transportation Game by Cleave on

Gameplay:★★☆☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★☆☆☆☆ 
Overall:★★¼☆☆ 

Loco is right as this game doesn’t make any sense at all when you first start to play it. You just might find yourself starting the game over a few times just to figure out what is going on. While the game is simple enough to play it takes a bit to understand exactly what is going on and what you are supposed to do. It doesn’t play anything like what you might expect from, playing other train and locomotive type games. While some of the elements might be there this is definitely not a substitute for them.

Cooking Academy 2: World Cuisine

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

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

Interesting thing about cooking game simulations is the fact that it tends to be much easier to create the dishes they are attempting to to teach you how to make is easier in your own kitchen than it is using a mouse-powered kitchen. Cooking Academy 2: World Cuisine is just that kind of a sim. While it is very interesting to learn all these great dishes from China, India, Thailand, France, Italy, and Japan and other nations, it can be a bit frustrating if you don’t click that mouse in a certain direction. There are many great recipes, but unlike the 2 Tasty series, you really don’t get to keep any of these. Many of the dishes are ones we already are familiar with, and if you like exotic dishes, most likely, you might know how to make.

Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Simulation Games, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

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

Many of the Farm Frenzy games pretty much play the same way, and if it were not for the fact that I am doing reviews on these casual games, I most likely would not play this series. Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age runs the same formulae, but instead of working the fields, we are working a penguin farm in the Arctic. We gather penguin eggs, make them into egg powder, and bake goodies from them, fight off predators,and even bring in other species of penguins to farm feathers. We have other animals we can buy to help us, and we even get some help from some Ice Age mammoths.

Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes

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

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

Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes had much potential, but could have used an option to play it untimed. While the graphics were cute, and the idea of using boars to mine for ore and creating weapons was good, the fact that you could not go to the next level in the game unless you reached a gold or silver time stamp was unnerving.

A quick rundown, you are running not only a farming operation, but a mining one, as well as a foundry and a weaponsmithing center, and so on. Your various kinds of livestock help you with mining ore, chasing away invading bears, or capturing them to sell. These bears drop Jutenhelms, which help in upgrading your animals to a braver, more stout kind of animal that is less likely to be hunted by the bears. Not only do you capture these bears, mine oar, and make weapons, but you ship them down the fjords to other jarls for gold for when everyone goes goes a-viking next summer.

TV Farm

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

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

TV Farm is one of the most fun farming sims I have come across in a very long time. You have a small crew working with you, the producer, director, and technician. You get upgrades along the way to boost production as you create new products for various seasons and holidays. You are working under time limits, but they are broken down by grades of gold, silver, and bronze, so long as you get under one of the wires, you still qualify for star bonuses to get upgrades even quicker.