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Industry Giant 2 Review

May 18th, 2017 by

Industry Gioant 001For what I am about to write, I’m sorry…

I’m going to go on record and say despite the positive reviews I’ve seen on steam and GOG.com and even the middling ones in places like gamespot, this is the worst game I’ve ever played. In my opinion. The game starts with a video sequence that looks like it was shot by some first year film students and then presents you with a menu the likes of which I’ve not seen since the 90′s. It offers you zero guidance so you think “oh, tutorial, that’ll help!”

WRONG

The tutorial will tell you a few pieces of info about the HUD then ask you to exit the explanation… you’d think it’d then give you some remedial tasks to get you used to the game right?

WRONGindustrygiant

The tutorial ends and leaves you there with a moving game world, but still no idea if a challenge is coming, or even if you should quit from here or if you missed something. I DID IT 5 TIMES… I’m doing it again as I type in case I missed something, I didn’t, it’s useless. The tutorial menu just has 3 options… entitled: Tutorial 1, Tutorial 2 and Tutorial 3, no word on what you learn in each or what might may be your objective. Creative geniuses at work here it seems.

So I thought I’d make a fist of it and just go for it ‘in game’, I’ve got a review to write after all. What a mistake to make.

The controls on this thing are nothing short of maddening. There is literally zero correlation between the controls from one menu to the next. Sometimes the Dpad, sometimes we’ll use the stick, maybe X to execute, other times A. I can see this game was built for PC – back when people had dialup – and it’s been crowbared into a console release, much to its detriment.

It looks like you can do some cool stuff, starting companies, corporations, expanding your empire through transport, farming, power… it LOOKS that way, because dammit, it’ll take you a long time to figure out how to do it physically.

Graphically it looks like the very first Sim City. I shit you not, it’s like the last 2 generations never happened.

I cannot fathom how anyone can charge over £30 for this game. it’s outdated, confusing and uninstalled from my console.

Don’t buy this.

Ever.

Midlife Gamer Rating: 2/10     Format:  PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC      Release Date: Out Now

Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided with a review copy of  Industry Giant 2 for review purposes. The title was reviewed over the course of  seven days. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.

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