Is this game better than Euro Truck Simulator 2? --- That depends what you are looking for.
I got into the truck driving simulator series when I was curious about my skills being able to operate a trailer and take tight turns. I have yet to see a game that puts you in a city situation where you have really check your space margins when taking a right turn next to traffic.
Euro Truck simulator seems to focus more on highway driving and has a bit of city driving when you get near the warehouse. Thing is though, seems like warehouses are the only things that make up the cities. I bought Scania for the reason mentioned above about city situations, I wanted to be driving in tight situations where turns would be difficult. The game gives a few options regarding driving such as free drive mode (where you pick up a trailer and deliver it, more like time trial mode), driver license where you go through a tough licensing course, driver competition to test your accuracy around obstacles, and my favorite and reason why I bought this game : dangerous drives. Dangerous drives put you in situations where you must drive your truck or cargo through super tight scenarios (such as driving along side of a cliff). My favorite feature of this game setting is that the devs seemed to try to incorporate everyday life scenarios into this mode. One challenge requires the player to back up their truck behind the stage of a rock show, and attach to a trailer, do a 180 through a bunch of parked cars and other band trailers, and drive away.
The controller bindings for this game are absolutely beautiful once you figure it out. I wish more games had this much control over controller settings.
Visuals are nice neat and relevant to trucking. No hiccups or gaps here. Sounds are generic as trucks are all the same brand.
Although I would put it on par with Euro Truck 2, I would say if Euro Truck had dangerous drives I would have most likely skipped over this game and kept with that one. That being said, I would still like to see a truck driving simulating game that puts the player in a city where they have to make turns in busy pedestrian and traffic scenarios. Sure it would be hard to make entire maps for cities, but even have a few to choose from with a few tight roads to outmaneuver through would be cool.
I feel Euro Truck has given in their game a bit more to do, and for that it's rating will be higher than this games. None the less, great purchase on sale.
ScreenShots :Expect these sort of type road scenario situations, except every car is stationaryThey place parked cars in convenient placesBeing the rodie at the rock show