I have to tell you - while they sound like a good experience if you want
to become familiar with either trucking or farming when you already have
had too much of them you simply can't stand a game of virtualizing
something you left because you already had reached the point of no return.
I left the rural life and moved to the city when I could so no more farming!
and I lived to stress filled life of a trucking dispatcher for too many years
so no I don't want to play a video game that will duplicate that feeling
While this is in Europe my experience was trucking and railroads across
North America but also air and marine shipping containers to anywhere
in the world including Kuwait and Iraq during the Gulf Wars.
I went to Kuwait to load and and offload a couple of times.
I also took care of inspecting the nuclear waste shipments for a
couple of years and I can assure you the Air Force was not lax in safety.
we used three of those triple strength Hefty bags and TWO twisty ties
to insure there was no radioactive leakage
For those who don't appreciate a joke:
(truth of the matter you would not believe how thick the steel was
on those containtaners - and I went over them with a geiger counter
many times - one shipment of only one tractor trailer would take me
and the crew 16 hour day to inspect andcomplete the paperwork)
@johnsteed7 while video game bowling and trucking could well be more rewarding than the real thing they are on the bottom of my wish list
I don't doubt that these games are awful... But I'm not so sure that we dislike them purely because it's what we do everyday. I think several game characters would play a game like the one they star in if it existed in their 'universe'. And I'm sure that there are some golfers who enjoy golf games, and football players who enjoy football games.
@Ovirew There are some things I have done frequently or do everyday I would no mind having in a video game but farming and running a trucking company are not up there.
I've played footy and golf and enjoyed the sports sims for them but that isn't the same as a game about your mundane every day job that you need to escape from when you relax - not do more of in a virtual world.
While I did enjoy Final Fantasy XII and thought it was a very good game ......there were parts of it in the desert that reminded me of Kuwait "back in the day"
Yeah we won't like to repeat real life experiences in video games. We want to be someone else, somewhere else in some other time.
@khatibi22 I play the past once in awhile but the future is the best and I know you love futuristic games and technology no riding around on horses and shooting bows or tossing spears around
It does seem weird to produce simulators of The Mundane.
My preferred examples of that genre (in descending order) have always been Mech, Space and Flight, with the occasional Submarine thrown in for good measure.
@s_h_a_d_o I'm familiar with farms and way too familiar with trucking - the past or the future - for my virtual lives I want to experience different times and different worlds - Kotor, and Mass Effect. the Elder Scrolls world or similar things.
I loved Dark Cloud and Shadow Hearts - Grand Turismo and Grand Theft Auto - I even played a couple of bowling and billiard sims comparing them to the nice little spot I used to manage.
@Allicrombie can you imagine a video game about driving a truck around the highways or planting and growing pretend plants....oh yeah that Farmville thing we spend so much time avoiding on Facebook.
one of the main reasons I avoid that site
I've tried only one of those "industrial simulators" that apparently were developed by the same German studio, so if you play one of them, it's like you played everything. I had played Bus Simulator, or something called like that. I love buses, I have this craziness :P, so I thought that I needed to play that game. I can tell you it was absolutely horrible. And to think that I always support independent developers, but this games was simply broken. And the feedback from other players that played similar games is usually negative.
@Rheinmetal the feedback I read so far from people who live in the areas is do not expect to recognize your town or city and don't expect the countryside to be realistic so yes you are correct that the Euro Truck simulator is not quite what we had hoped for.
They could at least have the correct roundabouts in the towns they use:P
I suppose if you live in America and have never been outside your own country it wouldn't matter much.