Game Dev Tycoon Review
I should have done this review a while ago, but I've been trying to grow a successful company that last till the end of time, sadly I apparently don't have what it takes to make it truly happen, bu that doesn't mean that this is a bad game, it's actually a really solid game created by some people with a sense of humor. Some right remember that article I wrote a while ago that talked about loading a special pirated version on to the torrent sites and how people who pirated the game were bitching and moaning about in-game pirates stilling your games and making your company fail. Well that's this game.
Graphically you might be a bit depressed simply because you don't get to see what you are truly working on, but what you will see is your "office" from start to finish, wherever that might be, and your employees working hard, knocking out code on their computers, and from time to time you might have some people drop by to offer you jobs. So what you'll see people hard at work, it's not a bad thing, its not the most entertaining either, but that's not the point of the game.
The music in the game is really hard to explain it's there to give you something to listen to, but it's not there to draw your attention. It does its job well of basically filling in for something to listen to while you're playing the game.
The controls are really simple, you're going to be making every selection by mouse click.
So here you are a budding Game Developer dying to get your name out there, well first you're going to need a game, and that's where the story starts. You'll be tasked with creating a game with a combination of topics, genres, and systems. If you do it right you'll find success, if you do it wrong you might find the reviews scathing. So you'll basically have three stages of developing the game, one for sound, one for gameplay, and another for graphics. You'll be tasked with aiming focus on different areas of the game, if you sacrifice one area you can add extra in another. You'll find having employees will make this easier to master, but since you'll be starting out on your own, you're going to have to take some risks. Sometimes it pays off, but most of the time reviewers and the public will see right through you. You're also going to have to watch your money, that's what's done me in so many times, I forgot where I was at and ended out of business. As the time progresses in the game you'll get the ability to program for different platforms, you'll get contract work, you'll be able to eventually build your own engine to help make the game stronger.
So I guess the only question left to ask is do you have what it takes to be a Game Dev Tycoon, if you think you do, then by all means try and see if you will succeed. This game has some serious replayability simply because your actions in the game can change the outcome of your games, your company, and hell even you as the president of whatever your company is named. I give this game a 9.2 out of 10.