Old versions can't play online or LAN with newer versions of the game. So for those that prefer using an older version, or just have not updated, they will have to make sure those they want to play with online have the exact same version (or one that is compatible).
For those unfamiliar with this style of game, there is a lot to learn in order to be competent at the gameplay. Some tutorials online should help, but it is a time investment some may not want to spend on the game.
With each station that appears and line you get, the amount of combinations increase exponentially. With so many combinations it's impossible, even for a computer to guarantee an optimal solution. This creates very deep puzzle gameplay with many ways to solve and improve the metro system.
Minimalist design and relaxing music makes this a very different experience from the bustle of some others. A minimal zen like game that allows one to relax while playing. While gameplay may get hectic there are modes of play that do not allow for losing meaning that you can relax and just play w...
Unlike many transport management games that focus on one type of transport such as trains or boats, Train Fever features trains, buses and trucks. This makes for varied gameplay as different tactics and skills will need to be used in order to utilize each mode of transport.
The game does not surface the needed info one would want to know in order to make sure their routes in the game succeed. This means players will be left guessing as to why some succeed and some fail, which detracts from the gameplay and makes one question the AI.