Simulation games as a genre have been present in the market for decades. It started from simple life simulators and city builders and has evolved to restaurant management, amusement park managers, cooking mania games and various other simulators.
Simulation games have been popular for generations. They offer a sense of accomplishment with a less competitive gaming experience. Lots of simulation games are casual and designed to bring out the creativity of the players.
Tips to be good at simulators:
1) Have a goal:
Whether it is a coffee shop manager, a business sim, or any other sub-genre of the simulation game format, always have a goal in mind. Have a goal when it comes to design, have an aim when it comes to the objectives in the game. Have a set of goals and objectives to make the simulation your very own.
Run the simulation your way, design it your way, and play it according to the goals that you have set.
2) Manage resources:
Every simulation game provides the player with a set of resources that they can use to build or improve their simulation. Just like real life, have a plan when spending stuff. For example, among the cooking madness, find a way to manage how you spend your resources. Check all the required items and the number of materials and resources you will need for those. Start collecting the supplies but don’t use them all at one go. Use them in such a way that you can save some for future use as well. Collect, save and use wisely. It will make your task of resource management much easier.
3) Complete side objectives:
While playing games, lots of us tend to be engrossed in completing the main objective of a game. Every game comes with a set of side objectives and challenges that reward the player for achieving them. These rewards facilitate progress in the main game. Focusing only on the main aim of a game will only make progress harder and slower.
Side objectives are meant to keep the game ticking and maintain progress. Thus ignoring side quests will make the game slower and will make achieving goals a lot more difficult.
4) Play your way:
Simulation games often come with a casual and competitive element to them. Don’t force yourself to play in a certain way. Be it a city builder or a cooking adventure, if a casual experience is what you are looking for, focus on that. If you want a competitive game where you can climb the ladder and get to the top, play that.
The whole point of a simulation game is to make it your own experience. Play the way you want to with your goals in mind to get the best out of your game.
The customizable and personal experience that simulation games provide is the reason they are one of the most liked genres in gaming. Thus, taking advantage of this personalized ordeal, we can achieve maximum joy through the simulator.