posted by LVhector420 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Feb 19, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
When you first play, its a little wierd you want to give the prisoners the best so you spend a bunch and you end up going bankrupt. The key is to start small with the essentials. Housing, cafe`, office, security, activity, work. After you progress, add another security building and your security level will go to med. It opens up a bunch of stuff, new cafe, work building, housing etc. more inmates and more work means more money. Start out slow and work your way up it takes a little while but it really is a tricky challenge. I've tired/ trying, to make it up to high security level without, escapes and riots. Have fun if your into challenging games with an interesting goal haha. P.s. the hospital wait on it till your inmates start getting sick it will save you money and the education get it when you hit med security.
posted by CustomSyst (UPPER CHICHESTER, PA) Jan 10, 2012
Member since Jul 2008
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Read the manual first! These so called gamers believe that they can jump into any game any learn the game from that aspect. Once you learn the basics of the game you will start to have fun trust me. It's something like a bad case of SIM City on steroids, it's none stop action and in some cases if you move to slow you run the risk of multiple escapes. My biggest suggest to you is, learn the basics of this game such as:
1. Assigning work locations,
2. Parole's I have had more success with only letting the possible go instead of Highly Likely,
3. Do not worry too much about assigning beds, the prisoners are going to get they lay down where they fit in,
4. Give your staff wage increases
5. You hire staff based on the rooms you build. So if you build a "Therapy" room you just hired a Therapist. You repeat this action for other staffing hires.
Just sharing my insight!
FrankNitty the observationist