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Is Journey Mode Your Goto Way To Play The Game Now?

Discussion in 'PlayStation Discussion' started by TinTin_57, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I mix it up a bit between Journey and Services/Timetable modes

  1. TinTin_57

    TinTin_57 Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2018
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    Since Journey mode was introduced I tend to use it as a to do list and work my way through but for trophies I'm aware that some of the 'do x amount of services' don't count unless you run them from the timetable list. So I mainly use Journey with occasional services of my own thrown in or for a particular Youtube video I want to do.
    How about everyone else? Just wondered how popular Journey mode is with everyone?
  2. L89

    L89 Active Member

    Apr 8, 2020
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    I now have committed to journey mode. Before, I would pick and choose something from the timetable mode. My aim is to finish journey mode chapters for each route. It feels like the mode for variety and a sense of experiencing most from the route. I've also experienced services that can have you wait at red for other trains to move tracks...something I rarely experienced when using timetable mode (maybe because it's only on a few services).

    I know this is PlayStation but on Xbox, the achievement progress goes up when you complete services through journey mode. So I expect it's the same on PS4 (but you can't tell because trophies don't have progress tracking).

    The only thing I dislike with journey mode is the 'continue journey' doesn't like it if you play them out of sequence. ECW focuses too much on the 377 for a while. This I think should have been split up into smaller chapters so the Class 66 can be used earlier (when doing them in order).
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  3. Doomotron

    Doomotron Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2018
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    I haven't touched it, nor do I plan to. I find it to be just a gimmick.
  4. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2018
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    What I plan to do through out a game, is to plan what the follow up service is. There is a link somewhere on the community to a timetable with all the stopping times, previous services, connecting services and the next services for all routes. I use this instead of the Journey mode as I find it more realistic
  5. Stephen Crofts

    Stephen Crofts Member

    Aug 24, 2020
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    I quite like the journey mode. The fact that the timetable has been curated for quick access to the more intriguing services is a nice thought I think, and I find it helps me to appreciate the nuances in the routes more.

    What I find a little tiresome is how each locomotive has to be introduced. Its helpful being introduced to where everything is in the cab- that is needed for an unknown loco- but start it, run it coast it stop it, is a little boring as an introduction. The Tees Valley class 101 introduction had some more meat to it in that you actually go somewhere and have to manage a small section of route with a purpose. But do the loco intro across 6 chapters and it soon gets boring.
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  6. Lamplight

    Lamplight Active Member

    Aug 20, 2020
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    I‘m just using journey mode to get the trophies. I find not being able to choose weather conditions and the loco I want to use rather tiresome.

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