ADR Labelling Game
ADR Labelling Game is a labelling simulation game developed and published by Finnish company Suomen Kuljetusturva on April 12, 2018. The game is intended to give additional support and offer an interactive training platform for people studying for the ADR license.
The player can either place the markings on pre-made cargo or load the vehicles themselves. Once the cargo has been selected, the player is tasked to place all the correct orange plates and ADR labels on the vehicle.
Why It Sucks
- This game is infamously known for being the most expensive game on Steam (excluding DLCs), costing nothing more or less than $600 DOLLARS! (It was later reduced to $60, but still) Apparently the game was intended to be sold to trucking companies and institutes in the developer website, but somehow it was leaked on Steam. While this could be normal, the reason of why the game price is so extremely high is still unknown, and what's even worse, the game is also available on Android and iOS, where you can get it for $5 or even for free.
- According to the developer, the steam version of ADR Labelling Game is meant for educational use by institutes and schools, and purchasing this version grants the right to use the software in their education, while the Android and iOS version are intended for personal use, however, this is still ridiculous, as software licenses are not as expensive as this "game" and all the versions have no differences between them.
- The interface is very generic and lazily designed. It looks more like an amateur project from a computer science student. Also, there are only two options available: play and quit, and that's all.
- There is no way to change the resolution or to set the game on windowed mode, meaning that if you're using a high resolution monitor, the game will look strangely stretched and even misshapen.
- God-awful graphics that resemble more of an early alpha of a Nintendo 64 game. The 3D models of the trucks are poorly painted, their colors are really opaque (specially on the windows, they lack of any kind of detail, shader or lighting effect) and the backgrounds are all the same ugly designed back part of a building.
- The gameplay can be really confusing for most of the people, as you'll need to have knowledge of transportation and logistical labeling and even chemistry.
- Very limited content, as there are only three kinds of trucks available, each one with 10 default presets. Also, the only "customization" available is the ability of changing your truck's plate with whatever you want to write, however, there is a character limit, making it even less fun.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- At least the developer had good intentions when they made the game and it can be a good training guide for new truckers or students.
Legacy and Reception
As mentioned before, this game is known for being the most expensive game that ever existed in the whole steam store catalogue. However, despite the abysmal price, the game hasn't received a lot of attention from the media or the gamer community, until a Mexican YouTuber called "MAAU" made a video, buying and talking about the game as part of a dynamic proposed by himself and his fans. In the video, he criticizes and makes fun about the low quality of the graphics, the boring gameplay, the lack of content and the exaggerated price of the game, he also complains about the misleading nature of the game, as he thought that the game was some kind of bootleg truck driving simulator like Euro Truck Simulator. There are only 8 written reviews of the game in the steam page and 7 of them are positive, however, all of them are sarcastic and written in languages like Chinese or Russian.