3 1 Step Forward for Graphics, 1 Leap Back for GameplayFleedleflump | 21/06/2007 | See all Fleedleflump's reviews (58)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 Games Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 10 Books Reviewer I wanted so much to love this game. I played Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon on the Amiga, then both sequels on PC, and loved every one of them. When I learned the man himself was working on a new version, I couldn't wait to get my paws on it.Unfortunately, I was let down. This game looks shiny and pretty and runs nicely, and it's really simple and easy to pick up and play... and that's the problem:It's just too simple. At no point did I feel challenged, mentally, tactically, strategically, however you want to put it. All the depth has been ripped out in the quest for a more fun experience. But I ask you; is a player who's attracted to a railway management simulator the sort of player who wants simple controls and fun, arcadey gameplay? I don't think so.This is Railroad Tycoon Lite, and best avoided by anyone who enjoyed the previous titles. Perhaps if you're after an interesting, instructional game to entertain your children, this would be a good choice, but otherwise I would look elsewhere or, like me, stick to Railroad Tycoon 3 (which is now available very cheap on Steam).