Friday, June 10, 2016

Turmoil Gameplay Review

I'm playing Turmoil, a petroleum business management simulation by Gamious.

The game features a campaign mode where upgrades can be purchased to speed production and oil transport, and a randomized skirmish mode. First step to successful petroleum exploitation is finding deposits by using a dowser, mole, or scanner. An oil derrick is then placed, and the pipes are manually drawn downwards, hopefully intercepting a large deposit. Horse teams can then transport the goods to factories and then sold. Prices fluctuate, so storing oil to sell back later is a viable strategy during economic downturns. While the game mechanics are unique, each round is very repetitive and limited in strategy once the basics are learned. While the setting of Turmoil is engaging, the mundane gameplay keeps the game from having long-term interest.