Ski Region Simulator 2012 Demo
Winter is a magical season, and not only for the tourists that go on vacation to relax, but also for those who own ski resorts and various other establishments that provide entertainment and relaxation for weary travelers. In the case of ski resorts, there are a lot of things to consider, such as motels, ski slopes and equipment, as well as the required vehicles to maintain the area and intervene in case of emergencies.
Be in charge of your own resort
Ski Region Simulator 2012 gives you a first-hand experience on what it means to own such an establishment and puts everything at your disposal in order to provide the visitors with everything they need to enjoy their vacation. Thus, whether the slopes need cleaning, or there's someone in danger, you are the one who must intervene and make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
The action takes place somewhere in the Swiss Alps and you start off with barely a few possessions to your name, but a lot of ambition and funds that await to be spent in the right places. Right from the bat, various assignments start pouring in, which require you to take care of certain situations around the resort, using the facilities that are under your ownership.
Drive a wide variety of vehicles
It is worth noting that the game world is actually quite large and completely open to exploration, which means that you can always just go for a stroll on the nearby mountains. The missions, however, usually require you to be aboard a vehicle, in order to be able to carry out the desired task. There are a variety of snow groomers and plowers you can drive around the resort, all of which are quite easy to control, as long as you do not find yourself suspended somewhere, without the possibility to move.
Technical-wise, the game cannot exactly be called realistic, since there are a lot of things that do not behave as they should. One of them is the collision mechanics, which are pretty basic and don't do very much anyway, since nothing can be broken or destroyed. Moreover, people just pass through you and they do not seem to mind the snow plowers either, since they can simply walk over them with ease.
A fun experience for a lazy afternoon
All in all, Ski Region Simulator 2012 gets boring rather fast, but you always find yourself returning to it just to pass the time, since the game world is so vast and you can simply observe the landscape as you drive around the mountain peaks.