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Hello! I'm trying to find some games for my mom to play, and I think something slower paced with management elements would be good. She doesn't play much, so games with a low barrier to entry are a must. Games that use a full 3D perspective are probably not a good idea.
So far all I have come up with is games in the Sim City series. Game Dev Tycoon also came up, but I don't think she'd be interested in the theme. RTS's are out since she wouldn't be able to keep up. I'd like to recommend Advance Wars, but she probably won't be into the war games aspect. Sim Hospital is another alternative, but I played it and the controls/interface haven't aged well.
Does anyone have some suggestions for games, old or new, that I could get for her to play?
OpenTTD is amazing. Its not hard to get into, and she can play for quite a while. :)
The gameplay is amazing. This game is actually a freeware version of Transports Tycoon Deluxe (it was a port, now its a standalone game that doesn't use copyrighted material), so if you know TTD, you'll be at home with OpenTTD.
In case you don't know, its a game where you manage a transports company. You can have buses and trucks, trains, planes, ships and helicopters, and you have to create transportation lines to earn money. For example: you can use a train to get oil from the oil rig, take it to the refinery, then transport the manufactured goods to sell in the city. And while you are in the city, you can take passengers to another city that sits in the way back to the oil rigs.
And the game has TONS of options: You can generate HUGE maps, can change the limits on how many vehicles you can have, you can help cities develop, you can create new factories (or make them go broke by ignoring them). You can compete with AI players, or play by yourself without having to worry with opponents stealing your plans... Basically, you play exactly like YOU wanna play. :)
:3 Everything is nice and cool... until the roach starts to fly!