Tycoon 3: Soaked is the expansion pack to the wildly
popular RollerCoaster Tycoon series that now features
a water park theme. Every ride, device, facility and
structure that relates to water is included here -
those of you that were somewhat disappointed with
the redundant gameplay of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3,
this expansion pack will interject some life back
into the old game. It may not be that different in
terms of gameplay but at least you get to play around
with a totally different theme park and all of the
innovative rides, displays and attractions that come
with it. There are more than 50 attractions including
flumes, water sliders, swimming pools, roller coasters
and water shows the feature dolphins and killer whales.
are three ways to play this game. In Sandbox mode
you can just fool around creating your own theme park
anyway that you like. The Campaign mode presents you
with various scenarios and goals to reach such as
generating more cash or customers in order to unlock
more of these missions as you try to create the ultimate
park. The final gameplay element is creating your
own theme park from scratch with the editing software.
Even though I know how to do this it's still tough
to remember everything. You don't have to be an engineer
or an architect but it wouldn't hurt. You're only
limited by your imagination - and your ability to
the previous game you will have a much more solid
bead on your customers' reactions. This time they
will respond to situations that clearly make sense.
If you price something too high you will know about
it. If the layout of your park is inconvenient you
will also learn about it. All you have to do is click
on one of your customers and you will be able to read
their thoughts. There is an awful lot of micromanagement
going on but this time you'll have more feedback on
your manipulations. It won't feel like you're playing
in a vacuum.
isn't anything that you don't have a hand in. From
the soundtrack to the laser water show to the dizzying
height of the giant coaster, you will have total control.
Ultimately everything must be designed and arranged
to please the crowd. This is where you make your money
and it's the only way to get ahead. You can of course
throw caution to the wind and play the game any way
you want. Just don't kill anybody, okay?
hard to imagine a better looking, virtual, water park.
This has got to be the most realistic looking water
that I've ever seen in a game. It's so smooth and
fluid. It also obeys the laws of gravity and physics
- something I can't say for some of the characters
that disappear into lawnchairs. The music is a little
bit out of place for such an exciting environment.
We need surf guitar riffs not a sonata by John Tesh.
will give you countless hours of fun as long as you
take the time to learn how to properly play all of
the modes. With Soaked, summertime can be anytime
you want it to be.