Review by sk8er59

"Should have been an expansion pack"

Okay , you've been waiting for a year to buy this game. It's October 15.You run out to Circuit City to get this game. You come home, have a Coke, and load the game up.After waiting for the 1 minute long loading times on your new Pentium 4 2.3 GHz , 1 GB RDRAM computer you begin the tutorial. There is no sandbox mode, none at all, but Chris was nice enough to let you start in a tutorial mode. Now you move to the first scenario. On with the review.
Story (Scenarios) 5/10:There really is no difference between most scenarios, it is either repay the loan, have X number of guests in your park by year X,or have a park rating of at least X by year X.Exciting isn't it? But the years go so slow that it can take 5-11 hours to finish one scenario, and I am being nice.You can also build your own scenarios with the scenario editor.
Graphics 8/10: They're are 2 dimensional graphics with a bit of shading to make them look nice. The coasters are more detailed than Roller Coaster Tycoon One and so are the peeps. Every micrometer of the coasters look nice and detailed. You can paint the entrances, and the rides.New entrances can go along great with what type of ride you have made.
Sound 9/10: Now this is one of Roller Coaster
Tycoon 2s good points. You can hear guests screaming lots off things ( Not profanity though). You can put music in rides. There are lots of music to chooses from. Each genre is unique in its own way. You listen to soft music in the background too.
Building Roller Coasters 10/10: Now you can build roller coasters and water rides with the all new roller coaster editor. Now you don't have to worry about finances, time, or keeping the peeps happy because you can use the roller coaster editor. First you choose what type of roller coaster you want to build, then you build it! Very simple.
Gameplay 6/10:This could have been an expansion pack. It has some new coasters and rides and stalls. Well at least the guests take pictures. The guests will watch a ride to build up the courage to go on it. Pretty cool.If you haven't played Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 than this deserves a 10/10, if you have than this gets a 6/10.
Replayabilty 7/10: You will definitely play this game for 5- 10 monthst at least.
Buy or Rent:If you find it on sale fore 20 bucks US then buy it if you see it for 25 bucks US buy it.30 bucks US only if you really want it.Higher,no way.
Conclusion:This could have all been an expansion pack but it isn't.Overall its a great game.

Reviewer's Rating:   3.5 - Good

Originally Posted: 10/19/02, Updated 10/19/02

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