Fun to design, hard to achieve goals
I enjoy designing the hotels, but when it comes time to make money it takes a lot of time, which I don't have a lot of. Maybe I am just impatient. The tutorials are only helpful with telling you how to design but not how to achieve the goals, you pretty much have to figure that out on your own. Fun game if you like designing hotels, bad game if you like to achieve goals daily.
November 11, 2011
This is an ok game. Very hard. Visuals suck. Its a pretty old game. It can be slow. It is fun to design the hotel though.
December 11, 2011
terrible visuals and it keeps "blinking" when i play it!
urgh.. how I regret buying this game.. the visuals are an eye-sore... can I get a refund?
August 10, 2012
There were a few modes to this game: campaign mode and random game mode.
Campaign mode is where you choose a certain scenario and try to beat the goals in order to win that scenario. This was very difficult to do because it is extremely challenging to earn money in this game. The guests don't pay much, but of course you have to pay a lot for the hotel's services, staff members, and construction. The scenarios themselves were far too challenging to complete in the type of hotel provided.
Random Game mode is similar to what some tycoon games would call "sandbox mode". In this mode, you can choose your goals and the location and appearance of your hotel(s). While it was nice to choose your hotel and everything, I found the overall game to be just boring.
Another thing; the guests that visit your hotel are incredibly picky and it is hard to please them all because they expect so much. For example, if you add a restaurant into your hotel, the guests expect there to be "comfortable" chairs. However, those types of chairs are very expensive, and it can get annoying after a while if you wanted the diner to have a certain kind of color scheme.
I disliked this game because of the extensive challenge. It is too difficult to earn money and therefore complete goals. Not to mention that the game had awful graphics - it was made a long time ago, and as a result looks very outdated. The music gets very repetitive and it all sounds the same.
There are plenty of great tycoon-style games out there, but I don't think Hotel Giant is one of them.
March 10, 2013