Circa 1991, I received the game Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon as a gift. I was a big Sid Meier fan. I started with Pirates, then came Railroad Tycoon, and his masterpiece fo Civilization. Each game sort of built on the last which was nice and there were clearly graphical similarities.
I played the original Railroad Tycoon for countless hours in my youth. It was a great game in spite of it's problems ("rate wars" where the loser had to tear up his track and leave town never struck me as historically accurate).
Fifteen years later, Sid Meier's Railroads hit the scene. Yeah, his remake of Pirates was kind of crap. And yeah, all of the Civilization games beyond Civilization 2 are not so good (Civilization 3 is entirely unplayable). But this is Railroads. It's going to be awesome.
No, it's ♥♥♥♥ too. Somewhere along the line, Sid Meier lost his magic.
Pwninator score: 3/10