Review: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D adds in a few of the features and tweaks that debuted in 2002's Tycoon 2 and 2004's Tycoon 3, and once again turns you loose with an empty lot, a pocketful of cash to pay the contractors and an array of amusement park staples to build. Veterans of those past installments in the series can select the "Park Sandbox" mode to jump straight into management, or go directly into coaster construction to start assembling some stomach-turning high-speed machines.

Read more from IGN.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:33 AM
delan's avatar

Looks kinda cartoonish. The links for the images are broken. I like the educational aspect though.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:17 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar


"RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is the story of a man who doesn't have time for his son. Well, OK, that sounds a bit melodramatic – but it's accurate, at least, as the game opens with an eager young teenager getting the brush-off from his old man. He dreams of being a thrill ride designer. A theme park architect. A rollercoaster tycoon, of course – and it seems like he's set up well to realize those dreams, too, since his father happens to be employed in that very field."

Remember when we all were wondering what the hell the plot of the RCT movie could possibly be?

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:18 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:10 AM
DawgByte II's avatar

Read more from ING.

Isn't it supposed to be "IGN"... and a preview (release is still a month away)? Just sayin'.

Last edited by DawgByte II, Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:12 AM
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:46 AM
Jeff's avatar

Seriously? Should Roger Ebert stop calling his pieces "reviews" just because he gets to see the movies before they come out?

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:47 PM
BullGuy's avatar

Jeff said:

Seriously? Should Roger Ebert stop calling his pieces "reviews" just because he gets to see the movies before they come out?

Roger Ebert is way ahead of you.

"— hey, listen, now you'd really better stop reading. What's coming next isn't so much a review as a public service announcement.

I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter?"

Last edited by BullGuy, Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:54 PM

Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:21 PM
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Uh, what? That doesn't even make sense. He even uses the word review in the test you quoted.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:56 PM
BullGuy's avatar

I jest- I just remembered the it's a PSA, not a review bit from when I originally read the piece and thought it would apply nicely to the post I was responding to.

Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.


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