So, I bought a humble bundle and it included Airline Tycoon 2.
Before starting, I must admit I have only played the game for less than an hour or so, so my review might not do the game full justice. But here go’s anyway.
From starting the game it is immediately obvious that they are going for the same look and feel such as classics like “Theme Hospital” or “Pizza Tycoon”. It however fails miserably. The graphics are cartoony and simple, which is fine. But do not seem to run very smooth, even though they are of low-quality.
The interface is cluttered and cumbersome. You are actually required to walk from place to place getting a loading screen every time you pass a door. This started to annoy me relatively quickly, but let’s let that slide. To do almost anything you will have to talk to the correct character, of course all located in different rooms and none of which connect directly. Every character is an over the top caricature, unfortunately I just found them annoying in varying degrees.
So how’s the gameplay. Once again, let me say I never got passed the tutorial, but for me, the main issues of running an airline got completely lost in the struggle to complete irrelevant details. Personally I was hoping for more of a “Transport Tycoon” approach.
+ High customisability
- To painful interface to actually play
- Falls flat on its face every time it tries to be funny
- To many load screens