Train Simulator gets some things right, but too many things wrong. You play for a while and kinda get interested, but it doesn't take long until you see the massive amount of flaws and disgusting customer service it has. I've now uninstalled it and I certainly won't be buying any additional content ever again.
First, what does it get right?
+ Lots of DLC which means a huge amount of content to play with (see cons though)
+ Fairly easy to understand and get into
+ Steam workshop expands the playtime hugely
So what does it get wrong?
- Physics are terrid, and in no way represent any sort of realism
- This is not really a simulator since there is only about 5 buttons in the cab that work..
- Crap optimisation. Framerate dips below 20 sometimes. Probably due to lack of multi-core support.
- Tile loading system. This means the game micro-freezes each time it loads a new tile.
- Sounds are often inaccurate and poor quality, and they copy and paste them from train to train.
- Way too many bugs that they won't fix.
- DLC is overpriced. Where do they get these prices from?
- They reskin a train, call it a new one and sell it for another £11.99..
- Graphics are OKAY in areas, but horrid in others.
- Level of quality is inconsistent.
- They force advertising of their next DLC down your throat any chance they get. On the menu, on the loading screen..
- Customer support just ignores you or gives you false promises.
Could go on for a while. It's a game that has a lot of potential, but the devs are too busy concentrating on treating their customers like cattle and chugging out new DLC rather than patching the game, and fixing existing DLC.