Posts Tagged ‘OMSI 2’

Wot I Think: OMSI 2

By Tim Stone on January 3rd, 2014.

Both the OMSI and the OMSI 2 manual begin with the same Goethe quote. In 2011 “Such a work is never actually finished – one must simply declare it to be finished once one has done as much as possible given the time and circumstances.” felt like a dangled promise… a hint of riches yet to come. In 2014, in the light of the NG272-length bug list currently dominating my play notes, it feels like a whispered apology… acknowledgement that the follow-up to one of the finest driving games of recent years was bustled out of the door before it was good and ready. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Wheels On The Bus: OMSI 2 Released

By Adam Smith on December 12th, 2013.

Carry a full load of passengers across the entire city to unlock double jump

OMSI 2 has just been released and the Steam page contains my favourite feature description of all time:

Relive the change taking place in Spandau between 1986 and 1994! OMSI 2 now replicates the exciting years following the German reunification and all the innovations and route expansions (line 137 to Falkensee) that came along with it.

The exciement and dramatic changes of German reunification recreated via transport developments, timetable changes and route expansions. I’ve been waiting for this transport simulation period piece to come out ever since I first read Tim Stone’s words about the first in the series. His diary is still one of my favourite pieces of writing on the internet.

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The Flare Path: Big Bus, Small Hours

By Tim Stone on November 1st, 2013.

The anticipators are myriad. They mill beside the stops at Rathaus, Spandau scrutinising distant double-deckers, and scowling at timepieces. They sigh, they pace, they ignore precipitation, but most of all they wait. They wait, as they’ve waited this past two years, for the sequel to one of The Five Great Simulations. OMSI 2 is close – so close you can almost hear the trill of its IBIS and smell the liquorice of its exhaust. Read the rest of this entry »

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