Alias Mr Hackenbacker
Staff Team Leader
Just found this beta video on the upcoming Fernbus Simulator. I can't say I'm particularly impressed - I can't see any of the love in it that OMSI has. The graphics have that artificiality to them which I find it hard to suspend my disbelief for - I personally prefer OMSI's phototexture-based approach to this lighting engine dependent one, especially as the lighting engine in question isn't all that great. Physics look like the standard (poor) fare for this kind of sim, and the keyboard controls look horrible but then that's the same for any realistic driving sim. Can't really comment on the sounds, they're too quiet to hear for the most part. They seem OK but not up there with the best of OMSI quality.
I think the graphics have some potential with careful map-making - bits of Frankfurt look quite nice - but I dislike the 'gameplay' elements like the boxes around stops, the minimap and the "Don't go this way" warnings, they really take me out of the game world.
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