Well, they call me the sketchy cadet because I survived 2 months on a chemical tanker as an engineering cadet. It's a nasty job, but I loved steam plants after that. I chose my profile pic because it's the only relatable steam plant engineer y'all could understand.
Well, now it's a relevant one.
How I found out about the game
There are two jobs you can take at our national maritime school: Deck (navagation, cargo management, communications, and a hefty amount of buisness to eventually go shoreside and be Shipping Company Tycoons); or Engine ("everything" in order to make a 60,000HP plant run, and enough design/economics to get you going down the road).
A deckie was playing this, and liked it due to the economy simulator. It looked neat, so I picked it up for $5, and was deeply enthralled.
+Both Campaigns have some epic (MLG term) scenerios.
+The first campaign makes you feel like an executive jerk from Hell on Wheels
+Economy simulator is pretty dang cool
+Lots of trains throughout the century. Diesel isn't necessarily better than steam or electric, in some applications.
+A ton of scenearios from around the world. I wouldn't be suprised if you could find a cache of them to download online.
-Outdated graphics, by a long shot
-AI is hit or miss. It's either sucsessful and challenges you via the stock market, or it builds the stations in the wrong place and goes bankrupt.
-No steam support for multiplayer. My budies and I had to plug into a router to go head to head.