I blame games like Trade Wars (BBS) and Elite (x86) and later on Privateer (Colour!) for this obsession. And this title has attracted me for a long time, but I haven't been able to justify it to myself despite it seeming as if I'm doing a damn good job right now.
The gods of fate and fortune put it on sale and for the price of a cup of coffee I wasn't going to refuse. Besides, I now have a G27 so this may just work out well...
I'm not quite sure how to describe this. You pick up cargo. You haul it somewhere. You get paid. That, in it's quintessential essence, is the game. There is more to it. You negotiate loans with the banks and purchase your own trucks and employ staff and build up this massive hauling company, but I've not encountered that yet. All I've been doing is driving through Europe in a big ass truck delivering stuff to needy people. It. Is. Fooking. Awesome.
What makes me say that? 2am on New Years' Eve. Yes.
There is complexity in the driving of those trucks. I've not been able to park one so they can unload the trailer yet. Well, unless the yard is big enough for me to make a big circle and just push it straight back. But the damn thing seems to turn funny when you're reversing! And the controls, oh the controls. Wipers and indicators and lights and horns and all those things that don't make it go faster and turn! I think there are now many small, terrorised villages in the Netherlands hiding behind drawn curtains that quietly shit themselves when they hear the rumble of an oncoming truck ... seriously, I can't even take my hands off the wheel long enough to scratch my nose without changing lanes on some poor car. And diesel! Dear merciful heavens! Do you have any idea how much diesel costs? And how much that thing takes to fill up? I'm thinking they only drive with as much fuel as they need, but still - I feel more comfortable with a full tank you know?
Uhm. Rambling, huh?
Anyway ... on to business. Demo can be had here.
You know you want to! Plus, American Trucks are coming soon and a multiplayer mod!