Review by Dynam08
"Obviously the best tycoon game made, not to mention the best overall strategy game of the century!!!"
Introduction: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is one of the greatest games I have ever played. It opens up a new world of theme park creating. Everything is improved beyond imagination, and I couldn't ask for much more from a coaster-creating game. If you're looking for a fun game that will last forever, then buy RCT3. It will satisfy even the toughest of critics.
Gameplay 10/10: RCT3 features a great gameplay, making it easy to control without getting frustrated. It has an organized menu, and everything is easy to access. You can view your current game from a complete 3-D camera system with just the click of the mouse. For instance, if you hold the left and right mouse buttons at the same time, you can rotate the screen left and right by moving your mouse left and right, and by moving it up and down, you can see an overhead view or a Peep view. The mouse wheel allows you to zoom in and out. Everything in the game is quick and easy to access, so have no worries...
Graphics 9/10: The graphics are a major improvement to the RCT series. They are more realistic than anyone could have hoped for! Landscaping is the main feature to the graphics, though. There are no limits to what you can create with the landscaping tools. Speaking of which, there are over 20 different kinds of landscaping tools for you to use, and they are all fairly cheap! Another cool feature is that whenever there is a ditch surrounded all the way by land, you can fill it with water to however high you want it. And that's not even the best part! Water is free! The only downside about the landscaping is that sometimes it is hard to flatten, and it usually messes up footpaths.
Music and Sound 8/10: The music in the game is so good that it's stuck in my head right as I'm typing this! The music goes really well with the rides and firework shows, and they are nice and catchy. If these songs are not enough for you, download your own MP3s onto it! They don't go as well with the rides, but they're fun to listen to anyway. The sounds of the coasters are quite realistic, and the screams of different people on the coasters are neat and unique. The only problem is that sometimes a girl's voice comes out of a boy's mouth, and vice versa.
Replay Value 10/10: There are so many different ways to beat this game, that you might want to go through the career mode 5 times over! Also, with the sandbox mode and scenario creator, this game never gets old. And who could forget about riding all of the rides you make? The Coaster Cam does a great job of letting you feel the ride as you scream along with the guests.
Improvement from previous series 10/10: This game has improved more than what can be described in words. See the official website "RollerCoasterTycoon3.com" for screenshots and video previews. You'll see what I mean...
Other: Oh, I forget to mention all this stuff...
-The fireworks mixmaster: This program lets you create your own firework shows for peeps to watch. Add your own music to it, too!
-Skill Levels: One objective not enough? Try 9! In each scenario, there are 3 skill levels. Apprentice (easy), Entrepreneur (medium), and Tycoon (hard). Each features about 2-3 objectives for you to complete. Once completed, you will unlock the next skill level. These are continuous, so if you complete a park with apprentice, you will use the same park for the next 2 skill levels. This boosts the fun level and challenge level of the game.
-The Career Mode: This is the adventure you're taken on! Over 18 scenarios are to be completed! Start out with 6 and work your way up by unlocking one after each apprentice skill level complete. This doesn't include Scenarios 17 - 18, which must be unlocked in different ways.
-Coaster Cam: The coaster cam allows you to ride any and all roller coasters and regular rides available to your current park. RCT3 did a phenomenal job with how it works. You feel that gut-wrenching feeling in your stomach whenever you ride one.
-People (Peeps): The peeps in this park are all different. They are different ages, genders, they wear different clothes, have different scream tones, etc, etc...
-Peep Designer: This mode lets you design your own groups and people. Select how they look, and what coaster preferences they have.
-Scenario Editor: Not enough scenarios in the game? Create your own! There are no limitations on the crazy parks you can create for other people to try and conquer.
-Coaster Designer: Build your own coasters with no $ limitations.
-Sandbox Mode: Build your own park with unlimited funds and no restrictions.
-Building Designer: Build an immense structure with the building scenery items, and then save it!
-Weather: The weather changes, and you can see it in the immense, cloudy sky.
-Day/Night Cycle: The scenario changes from day to night so you can see your park in more ways then ever.
-VIPeeps: Satisfy 4 different Very Important Peeps as scenario objectives.
-Scenery: The 5 types of scenery are beautiful, and guests react to it in many ways!
-Entertainers: the entertainers actually entertain! They breakdance, do the macarena, and do silly dances that no one would expect!
-More control then ever: Choose what toppings there are on foods, choose how much of each topping there is, and price different types of foods in the same stall!
-Much, Much more: I could go on and on and bore you with this text. Just get the game and experience it for yourself!
Overall Rating: My overall rating for this game is 10/10! Get this game to find out why...
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 04/25/05
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