Have you ever wanted to be a school campus designer? Yet, not just any normal school designer with average academics that many will attend to learn from, but ones that are packed with fun, engaging, and entertaining, possibly more clowning around courses, sorta speak?
Two Point Campus isn’t your ordinary simulated, school campus building game. Instead, it’s based on building a fantasy-style school that has classes for learning some strange subjects that you’d never find in any ordinary university or campus of any kind. Don’t get me wrong, you can still have outdoor fields added for sports, classrooms for teaching, and many other electives that many will love to attend. However, these won’t be teaching you in the traditional way to learn computer science, art, math, business skills, and many other things. Instead, you can be making a campus that will teach you how to joust, be a wizard, be an awesome spy, become a great chef building giant-size foods, attend clubs for taking naps, those that love nature, and even a place to have the attendees dance their hearts away to rock bands. So get ready, cause this year it’s your time to build a campus that will not only be fun for those who will attend but a thrill for you to build!
🏫 How Was The Game 🏫
At first, the tutorial stage was basically the actual game, the career mode where you work on building the school step by step. Purchasing classrooms at the size you’d like and other specific places for the student to utilize, like dorm rooms, bathrooms and others. It really is a great start getting you to be a campus designer.
Plus, it really helps guide you through each step you’ll need to know before actually building a campus from scratch; on your own. That is cause there is a sandbox mode that will be available until you complete the needed beginning career mode portion. I honestly think they made that approach perfectly, because many may decide to just give it a shot without learning the basics and end up lost or confused.
However, the gameplay to many may come across as too easy and nothing like playing a more difficult game like the Sims or other simulated games with a much more realistic appeal. Especially the graphics you will see in this game is so much more cartoonish and easier for anyone to see on the screen. Everything is larger and just clear enough with a bright and charming background sound, making it welcoming for everyone to play.
So no matter what others may say. I love these cute, cartoonish simulated games. They are so much easier to move around and use the controller’s buttons to adjust the cameras for a close-up or a far-distance view. The choosing, purchasing, and building processes are easy to do, and keeping the students as well as the teachers; professors happy is not too hard either. This is one of those games I feel I can enjoy without too much brain stress or frustration from the start and while continuously playing.
Now thinking about the sandbox portion, it’s actually better when you can do anything you like in that mode with full control! To tell you the truth, I honestly love to build, without rules. So this entire game is allowing me to be creative and make campus the way I prefer or like! Plus, to see those strange and unique kids walking the building is interesting too. So many unique likes and electives to build, it’s always fun to change it up and play the game over and over again.
Now, I wish the entire game was 100% perfect, but there was only one big issue I came upon. There may be issues where the game may slow down to update with achievements or changes. However, it’s not a giant stall, it just is something you’ll notice a few times when you achieve something new or continue at certain portions of the game. Other than that, I honestly think this game is really great and nicely designed!
One last thing to mention is a tip if you downloaded this game and it doesn’t move from the start menu. You may require to unplug the power cord to finally be able to play the game. It seems the startup can be an issue with the game, which it was for me to fully boot up. So if this ever happens to anyone, unplug the console, wait 30 seconds, and plug the power cord back in should get it to play. I just wish that wasn’t something extra you need to do to get it to play, but most games tend to rely on this restart method after some time.
🏫 Final Thoughts 🏫
I honestly had high hopes for this game, before actually playing. Did it meet my expectations or did it let me down? Well, I can say it is so much easier to play for a child or an adult who wants a build their own school that isn’t tedious with so much to learn and too many buttons to recall. There is plenty of things you can add to make this school as interesting and fun as you like! Just think of it as child style Sims game, made easy with a more cartoony style graphic design.
Additionally, I love that the player holds the power in their hands, but it isn’t all just about fun and bringing entertaining courses to the students that are attending this university. The challenge of keeping them happy is what really makes this game a bit difficult and interesting, as well as the career mode challenges you are required to accomplish. So there are many goals that may be set in action like many simulated games, but keeping everyone happy is on top of the list. Remarkably, even with a few flaws, I can tell you that this game is still very entertaining and worth a try!