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Transports

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  • Release date: 1/17/2018
  • Developer: Jens P. Behrens
  • Publisher: Jens P. Behrens
  • Genre: IndieSimulationStrategyEarly Access
  • Languages: English, German
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Achievements
  • Requirements: View details
Transports

Transports

Jens P. Behrens
Requirements minimum
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit
  • Processor: Dual core CPU: 3 GHZ
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
Requirements recomended
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Dual core CPU: 3 GHZ
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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Transports Review: The Tycoon Returns

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Transports is a game that combines elements of tycoon economic strategy and a city-building one. You can download Transports in early access so far, so the game is about to change soon.

Transports Concept 4/5

Not completely original, the game is a follower to endless series of Tycoon games. This time it’s all about transport. Your city needs a good transport network for normal development, and you provide it. You can buy any types of transports, from buses and trolleybuses to trains, planes, and helicopters. There are even futuristic maglevs and steampunk-styled zeppelins!

As your business grows, you can make better offers by buying better transports or upgrading existing ones. You collaborate with vehicle manufacturers, and they offer deals and discounts sometimes, so don’t lose them. You can as well conduct researches yourself.

Being secondary in its core, the game offers some innovative features as well. Now interaction between city objects is more complete and better developed. Some routine can be automatized by hiring managers.
We must also notice that the game is still in its Early Access phase, so the gameplay may be reworked by the time it’s officially ready. So if you like it, subscribe to receive news and install updates.

Visuals Effects 3/5

Rude and square as it is now, it can be forgiven for good balanced gameplay. But it doesn’t mean that the game is done this way on purpose to be available on old or low-budget hardware. So far the most surprising part of it is 8GB RAM and DX11 required for such a draft game. But this may mean that the final release will look much more polished, square dummies will be replaced with detailed models, and this will require greater performance.

Audio Effects 3/5

What’s said about visuals applies to sounds as well. Not that much of a masterpiece so far, but it will do if you don’t expect masterpieces. The sounds indicate events quite well and synced with them, so they do their work. Of course, we’ll hope for the better, say, some smooth jazz mixed with natural street sounds entering your ears through the windows of your office on top of the skyscraper, while you observe your transport empire below.

Controls 4/5

It usually takes a mouse and a set of onscreen options to control this type of games, and just so it is with Transports. Control panel is rich in sections that contain its own subsections to access different options, like building, buying, and so on. You should react quickly when it comes to making decisions, but it’s not the kind of swiftness required, say, by action games or hardcore arcades.

Replay Value 4/5

As the game generates maps procedurally, your city is never the same. Your opponents may be numerous, but they’re conducted by an AI, that is, they’re imperfect. It would have been great to play online PvP, and it’s quite possible. Though now it’s not available, let’s remember that Transports is still an early access game (as for February 2019). Maybe when it’s introduced we’ll have to rewrite this section of Transports review.

Summary

It’s a good though unoriginal transport simulator, with rude and unpolished visuals and sounds but good mechanics and economical part. It looks like a city mockup in the office of a company. Being secondary to Transport Tycoon and many games like that, it still brings something fresh, if you don’t mind graphics only forgivable in early access.

Conclusion

We’d recommend you download Transports when it’s more polished, but for your curiosity you can do it now as well.


Pros : Good mechanics;
Opponent AI is rather good;
Gameplay includes relationship with your rivals and municipals;
Nostalgic value combines with innovations.

Cons : The game looks too drafty;
System requirements seem too high;
The gameplay is secondary;
No multiplayer.


Graphics 3.0

Gameplay 4.0

Controls 4.0

Replay Value 4.0


Average : 3.8




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