Updated: Dec 9, 2021
Train Station Renovation is exactly what it sounds like; you renovate train stations. You start with some basic tools in your tool kit to break down items, replace, clean, and rebuild. As you finish stations, you can go on to bigger and more challenging ones. There was a lot I liked about this game. First is the soundtrack. Now, if you have read other blogs of mine, this can be a pet peeve. It seems most games I am having to lower the volume or turn it off completely because it can be obnoxious. That is not the case with this game. The music was calm, relaxing, and catchy. You can even control the music from your handy tablet.
Now since I brought it up, you have a handy tablet to help you purchase items needed in the game to refurbish areas. It is nice enough to tell you how many of each type of item you need, but then it is up to you to purchase and place it. This is where I saw the only real negativity of the game, not enough options. I think it would be cool to be able to buy more things for your store to choose from because, in the end, I have so much money in the game. And based on what players had to break down and clean up, the models were already around. Like why didn't I have mirrors I could put in the bathroom?
Now the tools you start with take a lot longer to do things than the tools you can upgrade to. This makes total sense. You upgrade with the stars you get from completing each station. You pretty much use all your stars in a game, but again, so much money left over after the campaign. I guess this is where I should add, and I ended up completing the game before I wrote the blog. I couldn't help it! The game was nice and relaxing.
There is a whole other area to the game and the model train set you can play with. As you complete things, you get more things to choose from here. Ride in the trains around the track. You can control the path, speed, and look of your trains. Honestly, this was just fluff I never got into—no real purpose to the game other than something else to toy with.
In the end, if you are looking for a nice, family-friendly, calm, easy, and reading game, this is it! I would totally repurchase it. Game: Train Station Renovation
Developer: Live Motion Games
Publishers: PlayWay S.A.
Initial Release Date: October 1, 2020
Knowing what I know now, would I repurchase it? Yes