Advance Two Point Campus: The Management Game of the Year 2022?
Have you ever said to yourself “well, I can tell you that if I ran this school, it wouldn’t be like this!” ? Two Point Campus will be the opportunity to make this dream come true! After the great success of Two Point Hospital, which was a profound overhaul of Theme Hospital, Two Point Studio dares to do something new. But will your campus fill your head with new things, or is it just a skin placed in a hospital?
You are in front of a university campus like the one you might find in the United States. Therefore, their responsibility is shared between the well-being of their students, the uninterrupted flow of knowledge into their brains, and the uninterrupted flow of cash into their coffers. And let’s break the suspense right now, Running a university is very different from running a hospital.. It sounds silly but it was the main fear of the Two Point Hospital players. You should not rush patients, with the idea that the sooner you get out, the better. Your students, you will have to keep them at home during the few years that their course lasts. It adds a little Sims side to the game as meeting your needs is not just a secondary game mechanic, it affects your grades. Knowing that your income depends on their grades… Fortunately, plenty of activities cater to them, like after-school clubs or big student parties.
VACATION AFTER YALE FIRE ON THE LAKE
Far from containing the flow of patients, here you have a fixed number of students that is decided at the beginning of the school year. Therefore, the game is divided into two phases: the school year itself and the summer holidays, where you choose which courses will be taught in your establishment for the following year. This new quieter phase is an opportunity to rearrange your rooms and buildings., there is no time limit for this. If your planning is good, you can enjoy the rest of the year with fun animations and little annoyances from your students without having to hit the pause button to build new things.
The developers wanted to reassure us about the repetitiveness of the game, which turned out to be a flaw in Two Point Hospital. You will have to manage several campuses, with their visual specificities and their own training. Likewise, the students will have very diverse specificities, with the Gothic for example. We only had access to the first two campuses, we will have to check over time to what extent the game manages to renew itself. One point is equally reassuring, it is the profusion oftools to speed up redundant builds. For example, the possibility of copying and pasting rooms, or even saving the plans to reuse them in another campus.
CUSTOMIZATION: NEW TEN MENTIONS
Finally, emphasis has been placed on customizing your campus. The developers didn’t expect players to want to make beautiful hospitals in their previous game, which means they don’t make the same mistake in Campus. Many different items are available, from floors to walls to objects. But above all, now you can draw your buildings as you want. You can expand existing buildings or buy land and create multiple buildings, or one big one, as you wish. With courses that will take place outdoors, it is a new universe to which you have access, which will allow you to create the campus to suit you. And all that in the game engine we know well, enriched with new animations (they’ve all been redone, we’re told), with this bright and fun design that works just fine.
Two Point Campus avoids the lazy skin trap and promises to fix Two Point Hospital’s replay problems. It changes the rhythm of the game and evolves the game loop, and promises not to fall into the pitfall of repetitiveness. If it will be necessary to verify to what extent these promises are fulfilled, we can already salute the undeniable advances in ergonomics and customization. Two Point Campus is on its way to becoming one of the management games of the year! See you on August 9.
April 06, 2022 at 4:03:45 pm