Metro Sim Hustle
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There are games that offer you the chance to simulate normal life in a sandbox format. There are games that allow you to live the life of a interior designer and there are games that allow you to simulate vocations which are as authentically represented as the real-life job itself. However, we would argue that there is only one game in mainstream gaming that offers all of these things simultaneously, and that game, is Metro Sim Hustle.
This game plays like simulation games like The Sims, Train Similator, Rail Nation, Mini Metro and Railroad Tycoon. However, also has aspects which make it play like House Flipper and Poker Club. This is a game that allows you to create your own rags to riches story. However, is it a story that is worth sitting down and listening to? Well, we find out in our review of Metro Sim Hustle.
Hustle and Bustle
This game is a very specific, niche and interesting one with a great concept. However, one of the biggest issues that we have with it is that it all feels a little disjointed. In terms of the gambling and interior design aspects of this game. While they aren’t terrible by any means, they are rather generic mechanics presented in a simple way. After all, console poker games have been around since the 90’s so it’s hardly a revolution to include a casino in your game.
So this puts a lot of pressure on the train driving aspects of the game to perform and to their credit, they aren’t bad at all. Granted, only a very select few gamers will find enjoyment from the mundane life of a underground train operator. However, those that do will enjoy the authentic mechanics, the brilliant hands-on nature of the daily routine, the attention to detail and the ability to progress and make bank.
The presentation must also be praised as this game could have easily had a throwaway, my first unity game sort of feel. However, the game does look the part with detailed settings, interiors and a UI which allows players to work through each section with minimal stress.
Overall, Metro Sim Hustle is much like the other Hustle games in the series. Relaxing, authentic to the job in focus and well presented. However, the gameplay is disjointed, simplistic to the point of being labelled generic and overall, the series would do well to take more risks if it wants to appeal to a larger audience.
If you like intensely realistic sims, gambling sims, interior design games or all of the above, there is undeniably something for you here. However, we would argue your time would be better spent with a game with one sole focus.
- A variety of gameplay mechanics
- Decent visuals
- Gameplay is simplistic to the point of being generic
- Gameplay is disjointed without focus