Radical Relocation

Radical Relocation

This game is fun, HOWEVER it is hair-pulling levels of frustrating. The physics is god-awful sometimes, half of the vehicle unlocks suck, multiple game crashes that delete game data, killing hours of progression, and level upgrades are all trash except for the rope.

Things that pis$ed me off especially…

1. The trailer upgrade bugging out and sending all my nicely stacked items flying.

2. Hopping curbs and having all my items ping off. It’s 50/50 whether or not a curb with make you bounce :(

3. The last car unlock, the truck with bed, is horrible. Sure you can carry tons of stuff, but only while going 5 mph, so your worthless breaks don’t get you killed.

Real player with 12.3 hrs in game

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I genuinely enjoyed the first 30 levels of the game. The puzzles are good and there’s a decent amount of variety considering how “modular” the maps are - they all use the same obstacles and props. However, after level 30 the game hit a brick wall when it introduced boats. I played a few levels past ### 30 and just put the game down.

The car variety is pretty good, although there’s only a few to choose from. My personal favourite is the Ute.

There’s no damage model on cars - you just bonk into everything. Certain furniture items will break into pieces or get dented up. If you like those weird “oddly satisfying” videos all over the internet you’ll probably enjoy crashing a truck full of potted plants into a speeding train.

Real player with 9.8 hrs in game

Radical Relocation on Steam

Train Valley

Train Valley

I thought this would just be geometric puzzles.. figure out how to lay the tracks. But the creators took this into account by throwing an array of constraints at you:

A. Budget (both too much and too little)

B. Physical Constraints.. both “immovable” and “purchasable” where you pay to use the area

C. Scheduling Challenges.. not only the ones thrown by the game but a “must do” quantity of add-on trains you add at your choice of times in your game play.

D. Time Constraints.. each “location” has limited time to accomplish your work

Real player with 693.4 hrs in game

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This wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting a game like transport tycoon made more simple and kid-friendly that I could let my niece play when she came over. (She likes trains.) Instead, this game is basically one of those traffic-manager games, although it does feature pausing. Space is severely cramped, forcing multiple trains to share the same tracks since there isn’t room for the parallel tracks you’d normally use, and so managing traffic flow and multitasking are the name of the game.

Real player with 32.6 hrs in game

Train Valley on Steam