Who has never dreamed of taking an exciting road trip and getting lost on highways and secondary roads with their own truck? Over the years, the genre of simulating and driving these giants has grown bigger and bigger. It’s a much more rejuvenated niche, with options for all tastes, which had its access on consoles such as the Achilles heel. On the road: Truck Simulator comes to fill this hole.
Could this be the truck simulator we’ve been waiting for on video consoles? His proposal is for the moment the most attractive to take advantage of gender in our systems. Of course, as usual he has his lights and shadows, Is not perfect. If you think this may be the road adventure you’ve been waiting for, stay. Inside the road and we start !.
A half-gas technical section
At first glance I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. There are titles like (18 steel wheels, Euro truck…) Who have extensive PC experience, and comparisons are inevitable. On the road fails in some ways, and the graphic is one of them.
Although trucks have more details in their design (something to be expected), the scenarios leave a lot to be desired. It’s a simulator yes, and although you can’t expect a level to Flight simulator, I had different expectations, with cities or even better finished roads themselves. The feeling is that the game looks a bit old fashioned
On the other hand, the sound is better implemented, giving more realism to the handling of the truck. Of course, the music is missing, because the title has no soundtrack, and does not even include radio stations
At all times it seemed to me that the game needs more polishing, even with an annoying bug that I will comment on later. It’s not as strong and stable as it should be, which, without being a downside, can be a burden for some players. Interestingly, when entering the freeways, it seems to improve slightly. Even so, it should also be noted that, at least for now, those responsible (Toxtronyx interactive) do not intend to include improvements for the new generation.
Playable, On the Road does its job
In a simulator, we already know that the biggest goal is to feel as close as possible to real life. When it comes to gameplay, the rest of the sections are in the background, but is it a good simulator On the road? Well the truth is more than meeting in this direction.
Many might think that the label “simulator” makes it more difficult to control and master a truck, but in reality, It’s easier than it looks. If you’re not used to playing these video games, it makes sense that at first you need a few hours of adaptation, but it’s not one of those impossible titles. The three cameras available, one of them exterior, allow visibility and total control of the vehicle. At the end, the combination of inner and outer chamber is practically mandatory because according to what maneuvers.
When it comes to hitting the road, we have several options in the pause menu, as well as before starting our adventure. The operation and sensitivity of the steering is one of the most important, because it will react more or less quickly in turns, adapting to the player’s taste. It is also important to drive within the speed limits. Here I may have had the biggest problem, and it’s a bug to move truck stuck speed limit in a smaller or larger than the road on which it was traveling.
Of course, it will be necessary to count on him use of lights, horn, turn signals and many other functions
On the Road menus and possibilities
Not all in On the road led. The game is direct and his only way is to start our own business Transportation. Once the first steps have been taken, we will have to manage our orders by choosing from those available by mapping. We can hire new drivers or buy trucks As we earn money from deliveries, our business will increase in value.
The control of the truck, like I said, is very good, and a lot of the fault is with the menu that allows us to handle pretty much all of it. From the ferry we are allowed to access a range of options, ranging from starting or stopping the engine, to activating the GPS in the cabin or changing the position of our seat. In short, a very comprehensive menu where you have complete control of the vehicle. The only one but the translation features it, which incomprehensibly combines some parts in Spanish with others in English.
Section of “Logistics” It gives us access to the complete mapping, where we will find all the orders available for German cities (the map is in Germany). They are varied, but it is better to start with simple commands
On the road will he be the king of the road?
Well, this is a question that seems somewhat ambiguous and difficult to answer. Users, as always, have the final say, but the key is that, for now, It is the only title of its kind available on consoles.. Its genre is a niche of loyal followers, who know how to reward work when it is well done, but with On the road I have my doubts.
The game maintains a very good feelings at the controls, but I wonder if this with the new generation will be enough. Technically, it can be improved, and made awkward mistakes in my opinion, like not including soundtrack and radio stations, or some tutorials that are not up to par. The main menu of the truck (GPS, starter, lights …) is very complete, but submenus appear for some reason in English.
This may not be a missed opportunity, as it is a very interesting experience for gamers looking for this kind of simulator on the console. However, it leaves me with the feeling that a higher cap could have been wagered technically. There are already some PC games that offer a better experience than this, the question is whether On the road will pave the way for future deliveries of this game or other similar games.
On the road: Truck Simulator
- A very satisfactory handling
- Various options that add more realism to the experience
- Simple and very accessible menus for management
- A little outdated at the graphic level
- Lack of soundtrack and radio stations
- More instructions are needed as a tutorial