It just shows that they don't understand why RCT (specifically 3, now) has such a big fanbase and such an active community.
This is a crappy version of the vanilla game that came out seven years ago and of absolutely no use. There is no reason to buy this if you have RCT3 - at all. It is just a limited version of the game that WE have made worthwhile.
I wouldn't even want an RCT4. They'd balls it up and it would be the community that would make it worth playing and make it into an actual theme park simulator that you can create amazing things with.
I've gotta disagre with you here. Sure, RCT is popular with enthusiasts, but it's also very popular with casual gamers. Being given the option to play the game on the go is gonna appeal to a rather broad audience, with people such as myself. At the moment, we also have no idea on whether this really is a watered-down port of RCT3, despite them saying it's being built from the ground up. Obviously, there's a chance that's the case, but the 3DS is more than powerful enough to produce a decent version of the game. Bear in mind that it's much more powerful than the original DS. The 3D could also be pretty cool when being used to ride the rides, as well as other features.
My only real concern is that I hope that the variety of rides is at least equal to that of RCT3. It would be rather dissappointing if there was indeed only 'several' types of coaster. Also, the score counter on the left of the screen kinda confuses me. Not exactly sure how RCT works as a point-scoring game, really. Still, I'm optimistic. The 3DS is the best possible portable console for a game like this (though it could work on the iPhone/iPad, but the screen could get rather cluttered, especially on the iPhone), and it's been so long since we've heard of anything from RCT that I'm willing to give any new game a try. And remember, the more this sells, the bigger the chance of RCT4 being released (although I'd be surprised if RCT 3DS being the only game in development - why only develop a game on a new system that hasn't seen the sales that have been expected?).
Think how good a PC has to be to run RCT3 with custom content and expansion packs. What chance would a DS have?
While it won't look as good as the PC version, the 3DS is actually a rather powerful handheld and will be more than capable of playing a decent game.