Each edition of So I Tried… I will try a game that I have never tried before. Will I find something new to love? Will I find something new to despise? I'll take a full half hour, no matter how bad it gets or how badly I do, to see if this is the game for me. And that game was Car Mechanic Simulator 2018.
What I thought it was
When I came across Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 on Steam, I thought that it looks like a decent enough game to give a go. When I was younger my dad was a mechanic and I always helped out and so when I saw CMS 2018 I thought that it must be simple enough to follow. It will tell you bits to fix and then you can send the car off, like when a person brings their car to the garage.
What it actually is
It is a first-person simulator of a mechanic who you control by building and repairing various cars. The players can find classic and unique cars to pull apart and put back together again from fixing engines, suspensions and chassis’, identifying damaged components and replacing them. It literally didn’t tell me what to do to fix the car - I had to take it apart until I found the problem and then fix that part.
Will I keep playing
I don’t think I will play it again anytime soon but I will leave it installed to maybe give it a go another time. I got so lost in the tutorial where it didn't really explain what I was meant to do, I’m not kidding in the bit above. I walked up to a car and had to just start pulling it apart, nothing said about what needed repairing or how to do it. I was expecting something more like House Flipper, which gives you more instructions. Oh well, back to flipping houses I guess.