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Two Point Hospital - Theme Hospital spiritual successor

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Space Satan Arcane

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  3. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yeah, denuvo has me waiting to pull the trigger. Sigh. I don't know how annoying it is these days, but what a stupid decision.

    It'll probably take people some hours until we can tell how shallow the game is or whether the gameplay loop has some longevity.
     
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  4. Space Satan Arcane

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    There are already complains about zero replayability because, SURPRISE!, game have no sandbox mode
     
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    Tried it for an hour. Was not feeling it at all so requested a refund. For me this is one of those nostalgia things that should remain in your head as a memory only. The animations are nice though.
     
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  8. mwnn85 Learned

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    That's disappointing but it's not unexpected.
    There's a couple of improvements like the free rotation & free placement of items (over the grid system with two orientations)
    But I thought the whole thing might end up being soulless.

    I wonder who leaked it for it to get cracked a day before the official release.
    The Linux build isn't even starting up apparently.

    There's been very little released this year which has met expectations.
    :dead:

    Hope the Wasteland remaster and Phoenix Point don't go tits up.
     
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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/two-point-hospital/two-point-hospital-review

     
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  11. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    That's massive decline.

    :negative:
     
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  12. you know what time it is Arcane

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    Ew, uninstalled after about an hour.

    I didn't expect anything next level, but a decent sim to fuck around with for a few days, alas it's not even that. Seems more like a tablet game.
     
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  13. someone else Arcane Patron

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    No sandbox?
    So what kind of management sim will you guys recommend? Prison Architect?
     
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  14. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Can't go wrong with CorsixTH if you want to play classic Theme Hospital without dosbox and optional quality of life features like higher resolution support.

    Prison Architect is good too if you're not put off by the art style.

     
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  15. Alfgart Augur Patron

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    I'm playing the "free no-Denuvo" version. For reference, I've always enjoyed tycoon/management games (Startopia, Evil Genius, RC2, Prison Architect, ....)
    Game so far is pretty fun and charming. Thanks to its simple art style the game runs on potato-PCs, and there is lots of nice animations and little details (characters can interact with almost every object you place). The management aspect is not so simple because each staff has different traits, personalities and qualifications, and you have to constantly check their mood, wages, and so on.
    Sandbox mode is kinda unnecesary because every "mission" is in a different hospital, but you can return to an already played one anytime, and continue playing it forever, even with the new unlocked tech of more advanced missions.

    Recommended. People saying it's bad go suck a dick
     
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    The mechanics of Theme Hospital is great, but what make it top of the pyramid is the humour. Same deal with Startopia.

    And humour is hard to replicate.

    So many games have replicated the mechanics of TH and/or Startopia over the years. None can do the humour~
     
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  17. Mazisky Magister

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    I like the game, but i would buy it anyway because i wanna support the devs intention of making many tycoon games in the next years.
     
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  18. Space Satan Arcane

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    It feels exactly like that but along with that it feels that it is lacking improvement. Plus the most adequate review is this from my experience:
    Queues are staggering, no amount of GP offices can handle it, in original TH several GPs could handle quite a lot of patients, but in TPH no amount of GPs can save you.
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    so is this game about the UK healthcare system?
     
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  20. Kwota Augur

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    I just got my second star on Grockle Bay and it's not that bad, you can micromanage that shit to a certain extent (2 GP offices per lot works best).

    What is way worse are patients getting lost constantly on this map - i need to restart this map for the third star because of this.
     
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  21. The Glitterdust Golem Prophet Patron

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    I'm enjoying the game, but I can say that I feel it's cutting corners dreadfully so on the way that it presents you with difficulty via Nu-XCOM style RNG, and inundating you with sheer numbers. In the span of 30 minutes, I found myself expanding from one GP clinic to three, and that was mandatory. Unless I'm being a spastic and missing some hidden fine-control settings somewhere, the game throws a lot of unavoidable risk at you. It's less about managing the efficiency of your hospital layout (although, that's still a factor), and more just a risk of pure RNG to decide whether your diagnostics + staff treatment factors all provide enough of a total bonus towards a cure.

    This is obviously fine if you prefer a type of 'fighting against the inevitable tide' style of game. I think there's a breakpoint in where you can overcome and prevent it from being unmanageably bothersome.
    However, unless I'm misremembering, it's not directly like Theme Hospital, in where you had more fine control over the risks you take.

    Regardless, a pleasant game, with a fantastic soundtrack.
     
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    Play a while and you will find that 15 GP offices are not enough. At some point your hospital will be drowned with patients. So people on forums now devising strategies to REDUCE you hospital attractiveness because otherwise you will go to a death spiral. More GP and diag=> more attractiveness=>more people=tremendous queues in every GP, then death and angry patient spirals
     
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  23. Kwota Augur

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    Then I must be incredibly good at this game, never have a queue to single GP longer than 7-8 with 99 hospital rep and ~80% attractiveness (two GP per lot, 2 XRays, 3 MEGA scanners, 3 DNA Clinics, 2 Fluid Accelerators, around 500-550 patients round the clock).

    Grockle Bay is tenth hospital, all I do is go to patient tab, sort by health and if his diagnosis progress is over 85-90% full and if he's queuing to GP I send him straight to medication.

    What pisses me off is patient AI problems: little fucker gets queued 1st to DNA clinic for a diagnosis, but he doesn't go there instead depleting his health bar in toilet or some shit, and on Grockle Bay AI goes bonkers so patient is still queued 1st for DNA clinic 500 days later.
     
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  24. Mortmal Arcane

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    It's a big let down, presentation is pretty much like a phone game and its as "fun" as one . I had shivers and some unexpected dread feeling when playing it...Now i know why, it reminds me of godus. Its's dull , bland ,generic, no challenge and uninspiring.
     
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  25. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This probably helps - it's a lot of annoying busywork to look at it every few minutes and click click click though.

    People also have oddities about waiting at benches etc - seems like there's some weird algorithm for when they decide they'll wait at a nice bench and when they'll just stand 5 feet away next to the door.

    I've been trying it a bit, and I have forgotten a lot of Theme Hospital, but it's a pretty fun game. Nothing special, but worth a whirl.
     
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