120 people found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Wow, this game looked promising but boy was i wrong...
The Rides: Just 21 rides... I immediately got flashbacks to Theme Park world, you got 20 rides per theme section. One thing: You got 4 themes so you've got a lot more rides...
The Coasters: Horrible, just plain awful. The coasters just fall and go up, without any speed loss/gain. You can't even make loopings... No loopings in a Coaster Game... Even a simple banked bend isn't possible. What were the designers thinking?
The facilities: The restaurant's are very bad designed and just plain simple. There isn't even a person standing in the stand.
The scenery: There is almost no scenery, and the scenery there is is very dull. You can't even make simple buildings. I mean Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 from the year 2002 has buildings?!
Path's: Just awful to lay down. Making a square (And i mean like a town square) is a very hard job. And serious: No queues. A Theme Park without queues sound like dream in real life, but it's just terrible that you don't have them in the game.
The AI: Plain dumb, worst routing ever.
Sound: There isn't any sound. No people screaming/lauging/talking. No ambiance, yeah some crickets/birds... And the music is terrible. There are only 2 songs and they repeat and repeat until the universe implode.
Conclusion: Don't buy it. It's like i've been ripped off... 2/10
86 people found this review helpful 11 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
This game might be worth $5, if you want something to waste a few minutes with. It is certainly not worth $30. If you want something in this genre, you should go buy Roller Coaster Tycoon which is cheaper and still better in every way. If you've already finished RCT and want a different experience in the same vein, take the money you would spend on this game, go buy some booze, and play RCT again at the "Drunk" difficulty setting. You'll still have gotten more for your money than this crap.
My first mispurchase... The Video and the Screenshots made me think that this an absolute amazing Game. But wrong. The graphic may be nice and the people arent that ugly; but you have so less attractions and stuff to build. Have ever played RCT 1 or 2? You dont even have a quarter of all the stuff to build. I startet a free map and wanted to have every attraction (klicked an option). I opened the menu for it and thought: "Thats it? Around 4-6 Themes with around 5 attractions?!" (not sure about the numbers)
This Game as it is with this conent (or not rly) is to expensive. Try it if it costs maybe 5,-
Its was passable...until i wanted to build a coaster. The best bit about these games! But... that is so awfully done. Its drag and drop style, which seems easy in the steam trailer but its not. It sometimes does not allow you to build a certain part of the track. When it looks to be feasible, however 90 degree turns are not a problem!? on a coaster! When you're not happy with a part of the track there is no undo button. You will need to click on the demolish tool and use that. Your employees only work in a square sector where you dropped them... when there is nothing to do in that sector they will just stand still exactly where you dropped them down. Which looks ridiculous. The music is so out of place you'd expect relaxing music.. but its more as if you were about to go to battle or something. And only if you zoom in you will hear the crowd and attraction. The attractions have no queuing... yeah i have nothing positive to say about this game. ... it looks nice. Maybe even a bit better then RCT3, which is a better game on all aspects. Save your money or spend a bit more and get RCT3 platinum...oh wait thats even cheaper... GET THAT
36 people found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Seriously... A wanna be Roller Coaster Tycoon that stopped updating a month after release... OH heres the real kicker, they planned to release new rides that you had to buy with real money... Wow. Get roller coaster tycoon, it has more rides, more themes, more crap you don't need, editing maps, a story mode that unlocks new rides, upload you own music to rides, Water rides, animals, I mean come on just buy RCT3 already. I think it has workshop too if Im not mistaken
17 people found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2015
It may not be fair comparing this game to Rollercoaster Tycoon or even Theme Park (World) but what do you expect?
Adventure Park tries it's best to keep up but simply falls short on several key points; The graphics, while not horrible, simply do not look good and just misses the charm of the other two theme park franchises. The game and UI are not user-friendly. Whenever you build a ride, it does not automatically allign to the path, which makes it possible to place it over the walking path. Even something like; turning your ride around (so it's entrance faces the right direction) is frustrating to do.
The rides look ok but since there are only like 20 of 'em you will soon be bored with them.
Adventure Park is more frustrating than fun and comes with steep price. For that money you can get Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (best thing is to wait for a deal, though) or Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 for way less than that.
30 people found this review helpful 5 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Are you Old Enough?
If you're old enough to remember the old Rollercoaster Tycoon games from the last decade or maybe even Theme Park (which was so long ago now I don't want to think about it) you'll be on familiar territory with Adventure Park. Familiar but slightly disappointing territory.
Wait... This is a review for Adventure Park, Right?
It is, but a little historical context is important here. Let me take you on journey back to 2005.
We were listening to The Crazy Frogs Axel F on our I Pod, watching Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith at the cinema and secretly hoping that Santa would bring us a new Xbox 360 for Christmas. One of the other things that I found myself doing back the halcyon summer of 2005 was playing an amazing game called Rollercoaster Tycoon 3.
Rollercoaster... of Love
A shiny new 3d graphics engine, terraforming, customisable scenery, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 had it all and that's before you start building the facilities and the rides. You'd build a few shops, a few rides, maybe place a fireworks display or two. Employ some staff to run it all for you and tweak your prices to pay for them.
Then you could drop back down into first person view and explore your own park, even take a ride on that huge rollercoaster you'd just finished building! Now lets go back... back to the future!
So Adventure Park is Like Rollercoaster Tycoon?
Yes and no..... mostly no. In the sense that you get to build your own theme park, rides, stores and all, then yes, Adventure Park is like Rollercoaster Tycoon. In the sense that it is executed as well or as much fun to play as Rollercoaster Tycoon then No, no it's not like the classic game at all.
But it looks "nice"
Yes, compared to the classic park games, it looks "nice". The graphics are fairly well detailed (if not pretty) even when you zoom all the way in. Then again, the hardware we're all running has come a long way since that Rollercoaster fuelled summer of 2005, so this is really a given.
Bigger IS Better
At first I found the tiny map size to be another hindrance to my enjoyment of this game. Then I began to realise that this isn't a huge issue as there isn't that much content to place on them anyway.
The star attraction of any game like this is usually the Rollercoaster design itself. Unfortunately here, your coaster construction options are limited. Want loops, spirals, curved bends banking and twisting their way around the scenery of your park? then you're out of luck. The track design here is strictly an up and down affair.
Hey Kids, What's that Sound?
Whilst playing I began to notice that the game felt hollow, empty somehow. I gave up with the clunky controls and left my second "upty, downy" coaster half constructed to ponder why. Then it occurred to me, the reason this game was lacking any sort of atmosphere was down to sound, or lack there of. No people screaming as they hurtle around the (just up and down) track of your painfully built coaster. no chatter of people as they stroll between the burgerstand and toilets, no ambient sound at all,
Apart from the occasional squawk from a stray flock of birds lost in the souless emptyness that is your "fun" park and some slightly irritating music, all is silent.
Death by a Thousand Cuts
There are many little annoyances in this game that by themselves wouldn't overly bother me, but taken all together they become a pretty big distraction. I could point out a host of irritations here but I think I can some it up with the example you are about to read.
Why Can't I sit down?
You can't sit down because you need to achieve a 3 star park before you can build benches. Benches! Wow, We need to get the R&D boys on that! oh wait, their is no R&D, just the star rating system to unlock objects. I know this is a game mechanic to incentivise continued play but benches.... really! Oh well, just keep walking...
Rose Tinted Monitor
For me, it's the nostalgia of building a theme park again that attracted me to Adventure Park, unfortunately nostalgia can only carry you so far. After playing Adventure Park for a while I was left with an overwhelming desire to turn it off and play Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 instead.
Enjoyment can be found here, you just have to look really, really hard to find it.