0 to Z of Playstation 1 Games is a blog looking at the various titles released on the console, looking at what the games are, the gameplay and story, as well as how the game was critically received and the current availability of the game. As well as other projects such as Modern Game Weekly and Gone But not Forgotten.
Random on Steam - Episode 2 - LOGistICAL South Africa
Welcome to Random on Steam, this will be a look
at a random game on the steam store, using a random number generator to choose
the page and the game on the selected page. The store page will be sorted by
date with the newest being on page 1, while the oldest will be on page 852 the
current highest page number as of the 8th of April 2018. This is in
no way a review of any kind and only a showcase of the various games that are
available on Steam, these could be excellent, good, average, bad or down right
So to the random number generation we have page
108 and of the 25 games listed on this page we have number 14 which is, LOGistICAL
South Africa, just goes to show how bad Steam is, this game was only released
in 4th of January 2018 and is already on the 108thpage of listings.
Africa is an entry in the larger LOGistICAL
series of open world strategypuzzle games developed and published by Sacada. Since the series first appeared in February on 2017 with the simply titled
LOGistICAL there have been 22 additional entries in the series. These expansions have usually focussed
around a particular country, in the case of this release the game is based in South Africa, with
the game also featuring Lesotho and Swaziland.
While this game is an
expansion of the original Logistical this game does not require the base game
to play. Which brings up a slight disappointment from the developer on the
games Steam page, while there is a trailer and screenshots these are not for
this individual expansion.
With the exception of one image which is kind of
lazy, if you can put out a base game and 22 expansions you can at least put
screenshots for them as a result screenshots will be a rough guide to what the
game will look like.
This stand along expansion features over 300
towns from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and features places such as
Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as many, many more. This
stand alone game features it’s own money, trucks and challenges away from the
base Logistical game and the expansions.
The game features a large open world which is
viewed from a top down perspective and combined both Strategy and Puzzle
elements, with the whole game being a giant puzzle, while each individual town
is it’s own smaller puzzle for the player to negotiate. The whole game from the
base release to the various expansions have well over 1000 towns for the player
to puzzle their way through.
There are a good number of towns that you will
ease your way through while others will require the player to study and plan
much more complex approaches to completing regions and contracts. Cargo
acquisition is also another major factor in your progress and planning, with
some cargo’s easy to acquire while others will require the creation of industries,
either using already built ones or building your own.
The further you progress in the game the more
strategic you will have to be , bonuses can be applied to you trucks to aid you
in your progress. The games map is to scale and uses current or historical
industrial placements, the game is open plan so you can progress how you
Cargo which you transport is consumed as you
progress through towns, larger trucks are the most common answer to this for
transporting even larger loads. However these larger trucks can not travel
everywhere, broken roads will also hinder your progress, cargo stores will come
into play as well and can be very handy, as can industrial upgrades for a
larger production output.
The minimum system requirements for the game
are Windows Vista or later1.7+ GHz or better Operating System, a 1.7+ GHz or
better processor, 2 GB of available RAM, Graphics wise the game needs 256+MB
with 1024x768 resolution and 300MB of available hard drive space. The games
Steam page does not have a recommended system requirement.
This being a Steam released traditional reviews
are none existent for the game, even though it is listed on sites like
Metacritic, So all we have to go on are the user ratings from Steam. Sadly even
here we don’t find much to work with, as there is only one user review at the
time of writing this.
This single user review which comes from the
user Ghado, this user has recommended the game after spending 24.9 hours
playing. This user found Logistical South Africa to be a great edition to the
The user praised the industry and quarantine
puzzles early on and forces you to step away from the standard fixing method of
roads - - > Industries - - > Towns, the reviewer also praised the
inclusion of bonus countries in Lesotho and Swaziland as always great.
This is the part of 0
to Z where is visit four online retailers and see what the availability of the
title is, and what price you would be looking at if you wanted to pick this
title up, the sites that I will be using for this are Amazon.com,
eStarland.com, retrogames.co.uk and Gamedude.com I know the last one is very
location specific, but from a podcast I listen to, I’ve heard they have a huge
stock of older games, Ebay has now been dropped unless the game is unavailable at
With this being a
Steam only game there the other sites like Gamedude, eStarland and Amazon are
useless, with just the steam price available. At the time of writing LOGistICALSouth Africa is priced up
at £3.99 in the UK, $4.99 in the United States which converts to £3.54 in the
UK so the UK steam price is 45p overpriced.If you are in a Euro zone country you will be looking at a €4,99 price tag, while in
Singapore you will be looking at S$5.25 Singaporean dollars.
The game is also a
part of a bundle that is available on Steam, this bundle contains the original
Logistical game which was released in February of 2017 as well as all of the
following modules that have been released. This bundle if in the UK is priced
at £84.36 with a current 20% discount on the bundle.
If you are in the
United States this bundle will cost you $115.80 again with a 20% discount
applied bringing it down from its usual price of around $138. If in a Euro zone
county this bundle will set you back €115.80, while in Singapore this bundle
will cost you S$121.40 Singaporean dollars.