Mats über Age of Industry Martin Wallace wanted to develop a streamlined version of his own game Brass. Has he succeded? The rules are indeed a little bit simpler but to me, altough I can't put my finger on what it is, some of the tension in the original was lost in the process. Possibly the loss of the two eras and the way the loans work on the income track.. Age of Industry is still a very good game which I can highly reccommend and all the different maps available ensures great variety
Mats über Automobile I generally like Martin Wallace's games and this is one of his best. For the casual gamer the rules might seem a bit complicated but once you start playing the game flows quite smoothly.
There are tough choices to be made all the time. It's great how that the theme can come through so fully in a basically simple game (when it comes to mechanics).