Spintires: Mud Runner (Review)
Put simply, your job is to drive trucks across the various landscapes to pick up and deliver loads of logs to the different lumber mills. Planning clearly wasn’t a strongpoint for the lumber company, since they’ve built the mills a mile away from the logging camps and forgot all about building roads connecting the two. So it’s down to you to traverse the landscape to keep the mill stocked with lumber, so it can be turned into, well, certainly not anything that will make your future journeys easier. Thick mud, rivers, hills, trees, swamps, and even simple puddles all need to be dealt with if you’re to get to your destination safely with your cargo and truck intact. It sounds easy enough, but the fact of the matter is that MudRunneris a complex and punishing game where one false move can do away with an hour or more of work.
The reason for this is that all those things I mentioned just now are genuine obstacles. A puddle should be easy for a truck to barrel through, right? Usually, yes. But when it’s a deep puddle in a muddy road (that can barely even be called a road), and your truck is slightly off-kilter, causing one wheel to dig in and carve out a deep rut that you can’t get out of, it isn’t so simple. And that’s just a puddle. When you start getting toward more significant obstacles and are having to work out if your vehicle has enough power to drag its way across a fast-flowing river while keeping the engine out of the drink, you’ve got a task on your hands.