I just wonder who else on this forum is fond of LEGO and this great tycoon game. This game is in my top 3 list of favorite games, and like Racers and Island, I play RollerCoaster Tycoon for as long as I can remember. Ofcourse in the very begin I didn't understand much of the financial side of theme parks, and just build for fun. But after almost a decade of playing the game (and fooling around with high-nausea rated rides ), I completed the original game. I remember never getting past Pokey Park/Dinky Park, and always wondered how all those other scenarios would look like. After the completion of a park, or reaching that objective which was really hard to do, euphoria sets in and I couldn't wait to start on the new scenario. But no worries if you've finished the original list, you can also try out 60 whole new scenarios offered in the expansion packs! Overall, it's a game in which you can let your creativity rule the place, and that's a factor I'm looking for in games. I also must say, RCT 2 is a well-done sequel to the game. Even though it doesn't offer a very new gameplay, but more builds on the old trusted interface and nostalgia, I love both games.
But now enough of my personal experience and nostalgia. I'd like to know of others what they know and experienced from the game. How did you play it, what do you remember most of the game, have you completed the original game (21 scenarios)? I'd also like to know your answers on these questions (if you like to answer them):
- Favorite scenario? Evergreen Gardens.
- Favorite ride? Either Steel Corkscrew Roller Coaster or Go-Karts.
- Least favorite scenario? As for now, Mystic Mountain/Mothball Mountain, but it's also annoying to build in Coaster Canyon with the viewing angles of the game.
- Your most succesful park (with your statistics)? I don't really know, made so many (not all succesful though).
- Hardest scenario to beat? Probably the ones in which you are not allowed to adjust scenery and land levels, like Harmony Hills.
You can see that I put focus on the first game, but feel free to answer these questions with RCT 2 scenarios/rides/parks as well. I'm not very keen on RCT 3. It has a whole new game engine, new interface, new rides, is in 3D and has a COASTERCAM!, but I guess I just like the old games better because of nostalgia and trusted gameplay. I'm not saying RCT 3 is a bad game, but your personal experience with a game (after all those years of playing) makes a game (RCT & RCT 2 in this case) just, well, a bit better than others.
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