So is this worth getting?

#1 Posted by Dizzyhippos (2088 posts) -

Its like 8 bucks on sale till the 5th is it worth it? and please dont just say its only $8

#2 Edited by Zaccheus (1823 posts) -

It was ok, I guess... If you haven't played Game Dev Story on iOS go for it, it's really similar.

#3 Posted by Funkydupe (3442 posts) -

Heck no.

#4 Posted by audioBusting (1725 posts) -

It's crazy similar to Game Dev Story, but it's much bigger in scope and variety. It scratches the same itches that game does, at the very least. It's neat if you follow the industry enough to understand its references. I think it's worth $8.

#5 Posted by Dizzyhippos (2088 posts) -

So its game dev story on a PC ?

#6 Posted by tooPrime (349 posts) -

I never played Game Dev Story, but I thought Tycoon was really enjoyable.

#7 Edited by EchoEcho (840 posts) -

I found it to be fun at first, but once I realized how rigidly structured the systems in the game were, it lost much of its entertainment value. The list of bizarre, arbitrary, and downright frustrating design decisions is long and disappointing.

#8 Edited by noizy (791 posts) -

Try the demo. I tried it and didn't fell it was that great.

You create a game, pick themes from a list, adjust sliders on design elements that you don't quite know the impact they will have, hire staff with sets of skills, and at the end of the cycle you debug, release the game and it seems a bit like a dice roll if it's a success or a dud. I presume once you've played the game a few times you start to understand what characteristic to pick for which type of game, and which combination of themes work well together. It seems to me like part of way to be successful is to reverse engineer the right choices to make or go on a wiki and find all the answers to ruin your fun. Either way, didn't seem work putting time into this. I tried Game Dev Story on Android, and it felt very similar. If you have a tablet, might as well try that one to get your Tycoon fix.

#9 Posted by Andorski (5459 posts) -

I liked Game Dev Story much more enjoyable even though Game Dev Tycoon is extremely similar to it. The artwork and - "tone," i guess - felt so happy and uplifting.

GDS is not on PC but you can play it on iOS and Android.

#10 Posted by CheapPoison (790 posts) -

Maybe in a sale.

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