UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
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Roller Coaster Tycoon coming to 3DS!

Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:38 am

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- published by Atari
- developed by n-Space
- view coasters in 3D
- touchscreen controls
- built from the ground up with all-new assets exclusive to 3DS
- several coaster design options including suspended, hydraulic, wooden, steel and inverted
- other rides such as monorails, prebuilt kiddie rides, carousels and county fair-style attractions
- give parks themes such as haunted house and others
- handle ride construction and park maintenance
- hire and manage staff
- this includes janitors, mechanics and more
- multiple modes such as Coaster Creator and Sandbox
- built-in tutorials
- Coaster Story mode teaches you how to do everything through a series of scenarios and tutorials
- in-game adviser will hep identify in-part objectives and show players their progress
- due out in March


http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=view...671671e9765aa1
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Roller Coaster Tycoon coming to 3DS!

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:57 am

If only I had a 3DS :-(
 
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:22 am

Oh please god say this this isn't what Atari have been teasing us about...

Oh please god no...
 
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:54 pm

It seems that RCT is now just a kids game. How can you build model parks on that and show them to the rest of the world? Simple answer you can't. What a waste of time, effort and money.

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Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:09 pm

".Will" wrote:
It seems that RCT is now just a kids game. How can you build model parks on that and show them to the rest of the world? Simple answer you can't. What a waste of time, effort and money.

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Why can't you?
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:15 pm

So people are going to post their RCT 3D parks on forums? It won't work because you won't be able to see it in 3D! Apart from this you're going to be posting some pixilated pictures that you can hardly see with a small amount of theming because I don't think you will be able to download RCT3 files to the DS version so there will be no custom content you will just have the raw game which is ok for people who play the game but not those who build custom parks.

But hey I could be wrong.

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Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Its not the RCT4 announcement we all want, but I don't see how this is such bad news, and it is more than capable of having sharing elements, a dedicated in game server for such if required....there are many more ways than just that to share on it though, its a good device.

I think it will be great to play RCT on the go, and the little information released so far sounds good to me!
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:53 pm

Meh, I've given up on the RCT series to be honest. I love 1,2 and 3 and feel no need for anything more to be added to the series.
 
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:15 pm

I don't see the problem with there being a 3DS version on RCT. I think the game is a perfect fit for the DS, personally. The touch screen should be pretty good for designing rides, and I've always wanted a portable version of this game.

Maybe this shows that Atari have a new interest in the IP, so those that are dissappointed with this announcement should be happy instead. It's been years since the last RCT game was released. If this 3DS game means that RCT4 isn't far around the corner, I couldn't be happier.
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:50 pm

Exactly. Also the originals are fairly "old" now, so if it introduces a new generation to the franchise and brings sales....its no bad thing at all.
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:06 pm

One thing that will niggle away at me is the fact the 3DS ISN'T SELLING WELL! it is too overpriced for the same thing mobiles are now doing, with an extra screen, 3D isn't the future, or else the sales of 3D TVs would have skyrocketed, everyone is perfectly happy with HD TV and a normal DS, it is way too soon to be bringing 3D in, and the fact that Atari have jumped on this is saddening, they could have surely saved this money up for development of a true RCT4?
 
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Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:44 pm

Well. It has just had a price drop, sales will also improve when more key games are out (Super Mario and Mario Kart this Winter). The 3D is just a feature, not the actual main.....like....schtick of the hardware (despite what the advertising might imply), the unit itself is a significant jump in all specs over the original DS which is over 6 years old now. I don't think you need to worry about Atari wasting money developing this either....not least because it is bound to be popular.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:02 am

That is pathetic, a waste of time and worthless.

That's all I have to say tbh.
 
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:15 am

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.
 
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Re: Roller Coaster Tycoon coming to 3DS!

Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:06 am

"AdamJ" wrote:
That is pathetic, a waste of time and worthless.

That's all I have to say tbh.


Thank you for your well thought out and expansive input.

"Anthony" wrote:
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.


Did you see something I didn't?


Jesus it is difficult finding the motivation to post on this forum sometimes. You just need to take a step back sometimes and get a grip.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:18 am

Bit of a strange reaction to this. Yes it's not a new game, but it's for a handheld device, and clearly can't be as good. Think how good a PC has to be to run RCT3 with custom content and expansion packs. What chance would a DS have? If I had a DS, then I'd almost certainly get it because there are few games I stick with more than RCT3, and it would be great to have on the bus/train/tube etc. It's clearly not meant to be a revolution, but how are you not impressed by the screenshot posted?

I'm curious to find out what the DS-exclusive assets are.
 
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:20 pm

"Anthony" wrote:
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.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:30 pm

This game is not pretending to be RCT4 it is aimed at a completly different market to the PC versions of RCT. It is aimed at casual family market, who actually make up a huge part of the gaming market. Atari are a business and it makes perfect sence for them to create a version for the 3DS.

Hopefully they will also make a RCT4 but even when/if they do it will need to attract not just the hardcore RCT fans but also the casual gamer market if atari want a fuure game to be a sucess and they make a profit.
 
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:49 pm

It would have been amazing if it was the same style as RCT1 & 2, the problem with it being a RCT3 style is that it will be bad... very bad...

Think about it.. on a computer how big could you make a park before it lagged in RCT1 & 2? I could never do it on my awful old laptop, so massive parks were a fantastic possibility!

while with RCT3 once you've made a decent park the lag attacks an average computer... Imagine what that would be like on a 3DS?

If they want to combat this they would have to add restrictions. That ride is to long, too much scenery in one area, no scenery variety, bad 3D models, ext. Which sounds more irritating then anything.



Although admittedly I think Atari would have improved their game engine by now, so my prophecy above may be a little over exaggerated... but still...


This is a terrible and incredibly disappointing idea.
 
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Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:06 pm

Well if no one else is going to buy it, there will be plenty of copies for me to choose from!!

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