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Construisez des cités entières, immeubles et résidences comprises, parcs d'attractions, aéroports et compagnie. Et débrouillez-vous pour que vos citoyens prennent le train le plus possible, qu'ils remplissent vos caisses. Cela demande des talents d'architecte, d'urbaniste, de chef de gare et d'économiste. Sortez vos multiples casquettes et lancez-vous dans ce jeu de très longue haleine. Un bon rapport temps de jeu/argent.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
All in all, A-Train is an enjoyable game that, while not for everyone, will certainly appeal to fans of other Maxis titles.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
First of all, this is a game that only true sim fans will probably enjoy as it is a very time-intensive game and requires a lot of experimenting with the placement of the basic city components. I like the 3-D Mode where you can ride one of the trains while viewing the surroundings. This is a cool idea! Not a game for me, but still a sound product for it's audience.
Selecting icons and guiding pointers is handled via the joypad, and is probably not the most efficient way to handle a PC-style interface. However, the game is largely enjoyable and, should your passion be trains, or even management sims, you won't be disappointed.
All Game Guide
Overall, A-Train is a game that only certain players will enjoy. If you really like other games published by Maxis (SimCity) then you might like this game. Just be warned that it may be overly complicated for even the most hardcore simulation fans. Don't believe the package when it says that this game is for ages 6 and over -- a child could never figure this out.
Although it may be a great tool for building engineers, A Train just doesn't roll with the same FunFactor or other sim games. The graphics are simple, with two-color plains to construct your railroad on and the happy-go-lucky music isn't helpful. This game won't appeal to many, so rent it first. For better sim fun, try choo-choo-choosing another title, like Theme Park.