February 27, 2015 at 21:44 #17234
Well, it’s finally here and I thought I’d post my first impressions and a couple of pics.
Firstly, the look. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised, as I was expecting EVERYTHING to be desert sand but we do get some transition to green and then snow on higher peaks so the overall look is a pretty nice change from the vivid lime green of the default game. Some of the fields look a bit odd but this game was never ment to be totally ‘photorealistic’ I suppose.
Some of the transition textures don’t work too well however, the early style tracked dirt roads have green imbedded in them, which looks a bit odd and you’d think they would merge with the new style town streets a bit better than they do,
Overall though, the look of the towns works well but I always felt the early look of the game had a western town look to it anyway. A shame they haven’t bothered to reskin the stations and I’m wondering why there are fire hydrants in the street of an 1850’s frontier town however…..
How about the trains? Well, good so far, I’m only into the first 10 years of the game but I like what I see. To start with you get this, a glorified kettle on wheels that has trouble pulling it’s own weight and the new rolling stock looks very heavy and oversized behind it,
It’s not long before you get a ‘proper’ engine though, ‘The General’ and now we really get a pioneer felling to the game,
As for the road stuff, so far it’s exactly the same but it fits perfectly with the theme anyway, maybe even better than in a European setting. I’m looking forward to seeing what changes there are later on but so far, the rail stuff is very nice. This is now my frontier town, Alton, (would have been nice if we had American names for town mind you), it already has a passenger and a goods line and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow in this new environment,February 27, 2015 at 21:56 #17239rodricostakParticipant
None of your image links seem to be working?February 27, 2015 at 22:06 #17241
Great, it seems photobucket links wont work here and my small time window for editing the post has expired. Here are the pics mentioned above uploaded someplace else,
4. New Engines – http://picpaste.com/2015-02-27_00006-f50Oq7bL.jpg
5. The General – http://picpaste.com/2015-02-27_00007-x57hNKCK.jpgMarch 1, 2015 at 11:14 #17357KristParticipant
On a first glance this looks quite odd.
For example, why do we get English place names, and towns that have street patters more appropriate for Europe then the US West…
To be realistic the map should actually start almost empty. In the US West to were the railways that usually came first, then towns sprung up around them. It would be nice to have a game around developing an area through railway building. Right now this is just the same as the old game, but with a different palette…March 1, 2015 at 13:23 #17364FloriusParticipant
Just checked the DLC, and already one thing is bothering me when starting in 1850. When placing a vehicle depot, the road is asphalt… Doesn’t make sense to me when all the other roads are sand…March 1, 2015 at 17:01 #17379
Yes, as illustrated by this pic I posted above,
Does look very sloppy.March 1, 2015 at 17:30 #17380GeneoParticipant
My first impression: for a free DLC this is impressive! Nitpick it all you want, but something like this for FREE? I’ll take it any day. Good Job and Thanks, guys!March 1, 2015 at 17:42 #17382OEBB6020Participant
Its a piece of shit!
No american town names, no american stations, and after some years every house on the map is european.
Plus you changed the mod system, but it hast become worse, like your main connectionsMarch 1, 2015 at 18:05 #17383
My first impression: for a free DLC this is impressive! Nitpick it all you want, but something like this for FREE? I’ll take it any day. Good Job and Thanks, guys!
Did you not read my ‘2nd impressions’? I basically said exactly that.
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