Pictured is Swiss artist HR Giger with what must be the coolest model train of all time. Note that Mr. Giger is not wearing engineer overalls or a hat, nor is he wearing a red hanky and going "woo woo!" a la Bubb Rubb. He also is not playing AGE OF STEAM. These are all because Mr. Giger is a cool person, a very cool person. Cool people don't do shit like that.
Mr. Giger is probably not aware of RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD, the new reissue/revamp of RAILROAD TYCOON. He probably has better things to do with his time than play it anyway, and aside from that he's practically blind now. But if he were a gamer, he would play RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD over AGE OF STEAM because he's a cool person.
All of this really has nothing to do with with my full review of RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD and its expansions at Gameshark.com, but there it is. If you own only one train game, this is the one to get. I love it.
Michael is a member of the Fortress: Ameritrash staff, and a regular columnist for Gameshark.