• Review: World Of Subways Vol. 4

    Subway Simulator Line 7

    Publisher: Aerosoft

    Review Author:
    Justin Cogo

    Suggested Price:
    $37.99

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    World of Subways Volume 4: New York Line 7 Introduction

    Welcome to the primary metropolitan transportation choice for New Yorker's besides walking, the subway! I am Justin Cogo and I am pleased to be reviewing World of Subways Volume 4 - Line 7!

    My experience with simulators is mainly flight simulators with a good amount of train simulator experience as well. As a present I got my first flight simulator, Flight Simulator 98, when I was 11 and I have been hooked on simulators (and related games) since. I have found train simulators detail and realism very comparable to flight simulators over the years which is why I like them not only as a training tool but as something to do for fun. The train simulators I have experience with are Microsoft Train Simulator, Train Simulator and World of Subways.

    My experience with the World of Subways series includes playing with World of Subways Volume 1 - New York PATH route, which I found very fun and realistic. I have visited New York but travelled there across country by airplane and did not experience the subway system, but I am aware of its vast expanse and density. I am also interested in the New York subway because of its great size and New York's amazing culture.

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    Aerosoft

    World of Subways Volume 4 - Line 7 is distributed and published by Aerosoft. Aerosoft is of course known for its high-quality add-ons. World of Subways Volume 4 - Line 7 does not stray from this pattern of quality.

    TML Studios

    The creators of the World of Subways series is TML Studios. TML Studios has created bus simulators, train simulators and other types of simulators. All off their products are very realistic to their real-world counterpart and fun for any enthusiast. Aside from playing the first World of Subways Volume 1 - PATH, I've played Bus & Cable Car Simulator and have found them very life-like and fun!

    World of Subways Series

    The World of Subways series of games puts attention to detail on a single section of a subway, unlike 'big' simulators that cover different areas or vast expanses. This gives you an immersive experience even people that truly know these areas can attest to. The World of Subways series is comprised of four volumes, each covering a single area of a subway system. The four volumes are:

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    World of Subways Volume 4: New York Line 7

    World of Subways Volume 4 - Line 7 recreates Line 7 of the New York City Subway system and is set in the time period of the 1970's. During this time, just after the 1960's, the music and arts culture was molding, becoming new and racy. Crime ran high and the subways suffered from graffiti and of course bellbottoms. Line 7 runs from Queens to Manhattan and is a very busy route, even requiring an express train to run alongside a local train during rush hours!

    World of Subways 4
    United States seen from space

    Features:

    • 21 original subway stations
    • Eyeshot up to 4 km
    • Playable drivers and conductors
    • Interactive depot
    • New Aggro - Mode for more fun
    • Exciting missions based on stories
    • Schedule rides with shift change
    • Life-like signaling system
    • Realistic KL-train traffic and dynamic passengers on platforms
    • Interactive 3D driver cabin with all relevant operations
    • Interactive 3D conductor cabin for the optional conductor mode

    4 Comments
    1. avallillo's Avatar
      avallillo -
      Well done Justin - an excellent review of what is obviously a cutting edge product.

      I lived in Manhattan in the late 1970's and from what I can see here the developers have done a nearly perfect job of capturing the look and feel of the NYC subway of that era. It is interesting that they apparently had to alter some name brand advertisements (Welweeda cheese, for instance!) to avoid copyright problems. But I have never seen so detailed and realistic a visual rendition as this. I may have to give it a try!

      Tony Vallillo
    1. jbob101's Avatar
      jbob101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by avallillo View Post
      Well done Justin - an excellent review of what is obviously a cutting edge product.

      I lived in Manhattan in the late 1970's and from what I can see here the developers have done a nearly perfect job of capturing the look and feel of the NYC subway of that era. It is interesting that they apparently had to alter some name brand advertisements (Welweeda cheese, for instance!) to avoid copyright problems. But I have never seen so detailed and realistic a visual rendition as this. I may have to give it a try!

      Tony Vallillo
      Thanks Tony! Yeah I think it's really worth it, the more I played the more I got into it. Something else you might try is watching the Warriors movie then go playing this game, it really gets you in the mood .
    1. avallillo's Avatar
      avallillo -
      I saw The Warriors when it first came out, shortly after I had moved from Manhattan to CT. I really got a kick out of it, although it depicted a side of NY that I, a new airline pilot living on the upper East side never really saw or interacted with (thank goodness!)

      I have watched it again many times over the years, especially now that it was, for a time at least, available full length on YouTube. When it first came out it lacked that introduction that indicated that it was a modern day retelling of an ancient historical event; so, much later, that added a good bit to the meaning of the film. Too bad it was left on the cutting room floor in the beginning!

      I suppose some talented add-on developer might just create a Warriors mission for this game, complete with all of the various gang members who trekked up to Van Cortland park that night via the NYC Subway!

      TV
    1. jbob101's Avatar
      jbob101 -
      Nice, yeah I too wish they would make a warriors add-don...cross your fingers!
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