Bus Simulator 18
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Bus Simulator 18 is not a game changer and to be honest, it's not the most rewarding experience I've ever had in front of my PC. Still, it has solid driving mechanics, some detailed buses, and a gameplay loop that is strangely relaxing. A lack of content, multiplayer bugs, and a boring campaign keep me from recommending the game to all. Bus aficionados and sim game enthusiast will find lots to like in this package. It is possible that the Steam Workshop will be able to breathe life into the game in the future, but without the content available now, the asking price is a little steep. 6/10 drug addicts passed out in the back seats
As much as I enjoyed learning the rules and rhythms of bus driving – thanks in part to the warm words of Mira Tannhauser – once that was done, I just couldn't find waters deep enough to swim in for long. On the other hand, Bus Sim 18 mostly smoothly (there are some bugs and performance issues, with patches planned) simulates what it sets out to simulate, and I don't for one moment regret experiencing that.
Bus Simulator 18, at its core, is a good simulator game with a whole lot of soul. It brings a lot of playability options to the table, whether you want to just drive a bus or manage the whole company. The driving is complex enough to keep the player involved, and the economic systems provide a respite for players tired of being behind the wheel. However, the game is hurt by some frustrating bugs and sub-par traffic systems.
In the end, despite all of the extra customization, RPG elements and other details, Bus Simulator 18 still gets to be boring after a few hours.
Despite its issues, I think Bus Simulator 18 is a good step forward in the bus sim genre. It doesn't have a lot of direct competition out there, but I hope this does not make Still Alive feel that it's okay to just sit back and relax. Improvements can and should be made to the game, but even so, this is a decent experience.
Bus Simulator 18 has made a lot of strides to improve upon 2016's entry. The map is bigger, with room for more cities to be added, but performance needs a bit more work in terms of stability. Everything looks amazing, but without steady performance, it can stave quite a few people off. Nonetheless, simulation fans could consider Bus Simulator 18 an adequate simulation fix that doesn't ask too much past the initial purchase.
The goal is to be as precise as possible; tell people to turn their loud headphone music down and clean up the <i>Jormy</i> <b>Starbucks</b> coffee cups left by the game's myriad twins, triplets, quintuplets, septuplets… yeah, there's not a lot of NPC/AI variety -- Seaside Valley development cutbacks and all.
It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy driving a bus for hours. This is as close to the real thing as you can get!
Another nice easy going title to add to my collection
Transporting your passengers as bus driver is absorbing experience. But There should be more city buses and areas.
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