Station to Station Review (Steam)
For this Station to Station Review, a minimalist & relaxing game about building railway connections. Grab your conductor’s hat and bring the voxel-art world to life through the magic of trains! Hop on board and steam through colorful biomes. Breathe life into the dry desert sands, and transform the untamed mountain terrain. Build and watch your tranquil world come to life with an ever-widening tapestry of flora and fauna!
Station to Station Review Pros:
- Beautiful voxel-style graphics.
- 5.57GB Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Full controller support.
- Graphics settings – graphics quality preset, customize preset, resolution, v-sync, window mode, and max frame rate.
- Two modes of play – play mode and custom game.
- Custom game settings – level size, biome, cliff height, industry, and prices/difficulty.
- The first level of the play mode is a tutorial and you go to text pop-ups.
- Supports playing with a mouse and keyboard.
- Can rebind controls for the keyboard.
- Play mode has six unlockable locations – Greendale, Sunforge Sands, Riverbend Woods, Flint Hills, Golden Dunes, and Eveningstar Valley.
- Each location has a handful of levels.
- Town builder gameplay.
- Save and load from the menu.
- The goal of the game is to connect buildings together by railroad. Each building will need Links with certain buildings so they can function.
- The world is very drab and boring until you start connecting buildings, then it comes to life and is full of color.
- So satisfying when the railroad gets laid down and you watch it all come alive.
- Clicking a building will tell you what it needs.
- Buildings will show a connection arrow to say you are doing it right and this is before you OK the railroad dripooing.
- End of level breakdown.
- You have full camera control of the land.
- Buildings come down in groups so you never feel overwhelmed, once you have done one set you initiate the next lot to appear.
- Every level has many ways to complete them.
- Each level has a goal that needs to be completed in order to progress but the optional bonus challenges will give you rewards.
- No matter what this is a puzzle game.
- A soothing soundtrack.
- It has a nice chilled atmosphere to it all.
- Great presentation.
- The locations are really nice and all feel unique.
- A handy overlay can be bought up to show which buildings are complete and connected and which are not.
- After you finish a level you can just watch it play out or zoom around, you have the control to finish the level.
- You can replay levels.
- Bonus challenges can be fund or star challenges.
- Connecting buildings in the same network can have them indirectly showing and interacting together.
- No money mode lets you get through the game but you cannot do a load of the optional challenges.
- Such a satisfying game.
- Fast loading times.
- Cards can be earned from collecting resources and these can change costs and how the game plays out.
- The money aspect is what brings the true difficulty and puzzle aspect as you pay to lay anything and have to stick to budgets.
- You earn money by using cards well and collecting resources.
Station to Station Review Cons:
- Doesn’t show or mention the controller buttons in the rebinding menu.
- Slight learning curve.
- The camera controls take some getting used to and you cannot Invert the axis.
- Only a handful of graphics and game settings.
- Doesn’t offer an index of helpful hints and tips.
- Could do with a glossary.
- Reload checkpoint doesn’t feel as good because you never know when you last used it so you end up having to restart or messing up.
- At times levels feel the same due to the nature of the biome.
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Station to Station:
Developer: Galaxy Grove
Publisher: Prismatika Games
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Station to Station is a minimalist and relaxing puzzle game that involves connecting buildings by railroad. The game features voxel-style graphics, full controller support, Steam achievements, and two modes of play. The game has a soothing soundtrack and a nice chilled atmosphere. The game also has a money aspect that adds difficulty and challenge to the levels. The game has some drawbacks, such as the camera controls, the lack of helpful hints and tips, and the repetitive nature of some levels. Overall, Station to Station is a satisfying and enjoyable game for fans of town building and puzzle games.