Preview Point-to-Point Campus: The Management Game of 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 realize this dream! After the great success of Two Point Hospital, which was a deep redesign 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 put on a hospital?
You are at the head of a campus that you can find in the United States. Thus, your responsibility is divided between the well-being of your students, the continuous flow of knowledge into their brains, and the continuous flow of money into your treasury. And let’s break the suspense right now running a university is very different from running a hospital. It sounds silly, but this was the main fear of the Two Point Hospital players. You shouldn’t rush patients into thinking that the sooner it’s out, the better. Your students, you will have to keep them at home for several years while their course lasts. It adds a bit of the Sim side to the game as satisfying their needs is not just a secondary game mechanic, it affects their grades. Knowing that your income depends on their grades… Fortunately, there are a number of activities to keep them satisfied, such as after-school clubs or nice big student parties.
HOLIDAYS, THEN YALE LAKE FIRE
Far from the flow of patients to be contained, here you have a fixed number of students, which is determined at the beginning of the academic year. Thus, the game is divided into two phases: the school year itself and the summer holidays, when you choose which courses will be provided at your institution for the next year. This new quieter phase is an opportunity to reorganize 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 your students’ little annoyances without hitting the pause button to create 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 own visual features and their own teaching.. Similarly, students will have very different features, such as with gothic. We only had access to the first two campuses, we will need to check over time how the game has time to update. One moment still manages to calm down, it’s abundancetools to speed up redundant builds. For example, my ability to copy and paste rooms or save plans for reuse on another campus.
PERSONALIZATION: TEN NEW MENTIONS
Finally, the focus has been on setting up your campus. The developers did not expect that players would want to make beautiful hospitals so much in their previous game, that is, in the Campus they will not make the same mistake! Many different elements are available, from floors to walls and objects. But above all now you can draw your buildings the way you want. So you can expand existing buildings or buy land and build multiple buildings or one large one, as you wish. With courses taking place outdoors, this is a new universe that you have access to, allowing you to create a campus that suits you. And all this in a game engine we know well, enriched with new animations (all of which have been redone, we’re told), with this shimmery and fun design that works well.
The Two Point Campus avoids the trap of lazy repainting and promises to fix Two Point Hospital’s repeatability issues. It changes the pace of the game and develops the game loop, and also promises not to fall into the trap of repetitiveness. If we need to check how long these promises are kept, we can already welcome the undeniable progress in the field of ergonomics and personalization. Two Point Campus is on its way to being one of the management games of the year!
April 06, 2022, 04:03:45 PM