There is honestly not a lot I can say about this game… In Turmoil you control a season of oil digging and need to gather more oil than anyone else (NPC’s you are competing against). After every season you get your money and can upgrade different things to make it easier to get oil. Extremely easy, extremely straight forward, and surprisingly fun to play. I wouldn’t say this game has any replay value since you can beat it in eight hours, but if you are a sucker for resource management like I am than it will be a nice little way to spend five dollars and entertain yourself for the rest of the day.
I’m a huge sucker for all tycoon games and simulation games. I scour Steam looking for whatever I can get. Planet Coaster, Project Highrise, Cities Sylines, Game Dev Tycoon, and now this. I first saw the Youtuber Jacksepticeye playing Coffee Shop Tycoon and thought to myself, “oh my god, that looks just like Game Dev Tycoon but with coffee!” I bought it immediately. For the most part I enjoyed what I did play of the game. I beat it in two hours though so it wasn’t much… Coffee Shop Tycoon starts you out with a small building and very little money. You have to build everything in your shop, buy coffee machines, hire employees, and even learn new coffees. For the most part I was always profitable and my reputation steadily increased, so I had no worries. Very quickly the game started to become boring. I had bought everything I could possibly buy, trained my employees as high as they would go, and made every system within the shop automated so I could walk away from my computer for a day if I so pleased. I was very excited when I figured out how to buy a new building then, obviously, because I wasted more to do. In Game Dev Tycoon, a game that seems REMARKABLY similar in many aspects, when you upgrade to a bigger building you unlock more options and your employees move with you. In Coffee Shop Tycoon, however, you keep your money but need to rebuy everything… All in all I had fun at first but was incredibly disappointed when I realized I had done everything it had to offer within two hours.
FOR ALL OF YOU THAT DON’T KNOW JACKSEPTICEYE IS A YOUTUBE GAMING PERSONALITY… Okay, I’m done. I just wanted to do my intro screaming too… Jacksepticeye has uploaded two videos a day every day for a few years now and is my favorite gaming personality. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of people I watch, but, I always seem to go back to him. Jack has a knack for yelling, and cussing. A trait most YouTubers have, yet, I never have the feeling he is pandering to his audience and he always is having a great time. On top of that he is one of the fastest growing channels of all time yet he has remained humble and down to earth… When it comes to Jack there is something for everyone. Whether you want to watch a 5 minute montage, a 10 minute horror game, a 3 hour unedited video, or just listen to him tell a story. You will find something for you.
Its strange to think that I have spent sixty dollars plus on games and a nine dollar game has entertained me longer than most of those… Game Dev Tycoon has SKYROCKETED into one of my all-time favorite games very quickly. It is incredibly simplistic in nature yet amazing… You start out as a video game developer in the 1980’s making games in your garage. You name your game, pick what it is about, and then decide what attributes are most important and let it out into the world! Time progresses and more systems are released and you make engines that make better games and eventually move into bigger and better offices… This game SEEMS small. But, the more I play it the more I discover amazing things. You make massive release games that make you millions, hire designers to help you, go to game conventions, make MMO’s, and EVEN your own systems when you become the best of the best… Easily the best part of this game is the story though. Going through the years and seeing the real progression with games and systems over time. Speaking of systems, to ovoid law suits they made the best names for them such as GameSphere, PlaySystem, and MBox!.. I got lost for hours straight playing this game, and I’m sure you will too. Who doesn’t want to make the best game the world has ever seen?