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 Post subject: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Anyone tried it? used to love it on the amiga ages ago but i think the graphics for this one are very dull and it puts me off.. everything is just so grey. lol. There's a demo if anyone wants to give it a go:

http://www.filefront.com/13372441/A-Train-8-Demo/

some screenshots: http://www.bluestonegames.com/atrain8.htm

oh btw, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.. wasnt sure where else to post it.


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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Damn, those graphics looks pretty bad for a £30 game, there's no decent texture or lighting effects on anything.

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:43 pm 
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beeb375 wrote:
Damn, those graphics looks pretty bad for a £30 game, there's no decent texture or lighting effects on anything.


...and they call it HD. Did anybody around try it, maybe at least the gameplay is good (though I doubt so, if people are really enthusiastic about a game they make, they would at least make a decent website without typos)...


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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:58 pm 
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its basically a city building game without roads. you can build some complex track configurations but there are no signals. It does require you to move raw materials around to construct certain buildings however so i suppose thats a new aspect (kinda)


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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:42 am 
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Why does each A-Train game look just like the old one from years ago, but more 3D?

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:25 am 
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Why not really? Not all games are improved simply by turning them into a 3D environment, offering a complete make-over. There are many examples out there of games that has turned 3D, but sort of lost their genuine touch somehow! Perhaps it's just as simple as keeping that familiar touch to A-Train that made ArtDink take less steps transforming a rather sucessful game into something completely different! This way I'm sure they're able to keep both previous fans and attract also new ones!

I for one will most likely buy the game! I always found it depressing that later sequels to A-Train wasn't possible to purchase outside of Japan, so this is sort of good news really! And apparently it's a new Game Company providing this for us, started in 2007 as they did! Also great news as I believe in a game market that offers diversity rather than a few large game companies, most of them focusing on the same kind of "sport, action, and adventure" games... :?

And is £30 really that much? I think it's quite a normal prize for a game like this!

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:26 am 
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awful! Really awful! I just tried it...
The interface is all but intuitive. It doesn't represent any simulation at all. Heck, TTO was better than this >_>

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:07 pm 
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i dont mind the interface, perhaps track construction could be easier though.

whats tto? so far im my opinion not much has compared to trains & trucks tycoon, its such a shame ubisoft screwed everything up


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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
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TTO is Transport Tycoon Original, surely you know this as these are the TT forums :lol: . TTO didn't even have one-way signals did it?

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
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No, TTO did not have one way signals. Those were introduced in TTD.

I'll explain this in advance:
TTD = Transport Tycoon Deluxe. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:40 pm 
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i played the original transport tycoon when it first came out, however many years ago that was. good game..


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 Post subject: Re: A-Train 8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:15 pm 
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May I say that this game is'nt mean to be played as like TTD...
Anyway, it remember old souvenir :)

That a great game BUT the learning curve it FAR too HARD ( I understound it realy fast but I've played
a lot of A-Train Dos a long time ago :) )

Anyway, any other people that love the micro-management this game require ?
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