May 12th, 2008

I'm a "capitalist peeeeg"!!

Lately I've been playing lotsa lotsa lotsa Capitalism II.

Capitalism is a strategy game, much like Sim City. However instead of running a city, you're in charge of a company.

There are a few industries your company can enter, each with its own nuances and challenges. Want to be a retail giant like Carrefour or Wal-Mart? Erect a few supermarkets or departmental stores in the city area. Prefer producing things instead? Source for raw materials and build some factories to turn them into finished products.

Overall the game is highly entertaining, with a moderately steep learning curve.

I'd recommend it if you want to know a little about businessy stuffs. But don't rely on it to become the next Donald Trump. The game lacks the finer nuances as it simplifies everything. Things like taxes aren't taken into account. Employee healthcare, insurance, dental, and what-not benefits are not included. You can't trade options or even short/long stocks on the market. Blah blah blah you get the point.

That is all.