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Rollercoaster Tycoon on Switch: The Worst Thing EVER

Kyoshi

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Atari has apparently been on a mission to murder the beloved Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise, one of my all time favorite games EVER. They pretty much were successful with the crowdfunded disaster of Rollercoaster Tycoon World and then proceeded to put a few more bullets into the series with Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, a horrendous mobile pile of trash.

Well, Atari is back at it again. They have come back to now parade the corpse of RCT around like some puppet in a horrific nightmare fun-house, minus the fun. Their latest venture happens to be taking place on the Nintendo Switch of all systems, but hey, an RCT game on the Switch? Hell yeah! I like the Switch, I love RCT, good match no? Apparently though, Atari is hell bent on making sure that this series stays buried forever.

This is their latest 'project'

Yes, you saw that. How many things can they possibly get wrong with a simple video?! This next 'game' is going to be crowdfunded, despite the COO spending the first 2 minutes bragging about how awesome and successful Atari is. They want a minimum of $10,000 in 3 months. Thing is, you notice how the thumbnail uses a shot of the original classic game? Look closely at the footage of the 'new' game for the Switch. It is just a goddamn PORT OF A MOBILE GAME. What realm of reality are the people at Atari living in? What hellbeast spawn sided with them to make such a horrible cash grab attempt? There is literally nothing about this that has what makes RCT fun or even remotely good. They want US, the consumer, to pay for their shitty cash-in mobile monstrosity on the Switch. The Switch deserves better, RCT fans deserve better, GAMING deserves better. That smug pile of shit COO who clearly wanted us to know how good his company is wants to rely on crowdfunding. Yet, they even are fucking up that to no end. You wanna know how much the minimum pledge is to this game? $250. You read that right. $250, at minimum. What about pledging a higher amount? What will you get from that? Well, if you donate $750 to this campaign, you will get the luxurious prize of...a 25% discount on the game when it releases. So, if you pledge that much money, you don't even get the fucking game. Even then, this game is actually going to cost MONEY? A port of a free to play shithole and we will have to pay for it on the Switch? How about...NO.

Seriously, screw you Atari. They have done terrible stuff in the past, but this is the last straw for me. I hope they fall, I hope this fails horribly and I hope eventually, they lose everything. This is greed beyond anything else out there. This is worse than EA, this is somehow worse than Activision. This is just abysmal. So, to anyone reading this, please go to that video and dislike it to hell. Make your voice known on their Twitter if you wish. Anything. Atari needs to be sent a clear message for absolutely destroying a franchise that so many people love and grew up with, including me. Rollercoaster Tycoon, a game that stands the test of time even 20 years later, is now reduced to this. Thanks Atari, thanks.

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Well at least we don't have to deal with Station Brakes Failure anymore.

 

RIP headphone users. Those were the worst jumpscares. Basically restart and reload the whole level if you didn't save.

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This makes so little sense it makes my head spin. They seek between $10K - $1.7M. 10-thousand dollars can pay one junior developer for 2 months; 1.7-million dollars with proper budgeting can pay a small team of developers, artists and QA specialists. These are two completely different levels of quality.

I feel like crowd funding is a bad label for this because it looks like they're trying to seek a traditional sort of investment relationship. Looking more in depth, it appears they will pay the funders back 50% of the game's profits until you reach 120% return, then the rate falls to 25% for 18 months after release. After the disaster of rollercoaster tycoon world though, I don't know if I'd trust them as a business partner. I also certainly wouldn't give them more than $250 since the return rate doesn't scale with your contribution.

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Oh Atari, how you have fallen so far from grace. The sad part is... Roller Coaster Tycoon actually could work on a console like the Switch, but instead we get this minimal effort bottom of the barrel bullshit. For shame.

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Or you could just buy the original games with all of their expansions for the less than €15 on Steam and likely have a far better time than whatever the hell this is trying to offer. RCT3 still looks better then this and that was over 10 years ago! What would Chris Sawyer say? :unamused:

Good job Atari. For you're certainly succeeding if you wish to shitcan a once great franchise.

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They don't make enough theme park sims anymore. The new Jurassic park one coming out looks cool. I have Roller coaster dreams for PS4 but it's awful. I think it's seen as more of a discount genre these days for some reason. 

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7 hours ago, Cherry-Pie said:

They don't make enough theme park sims anymore. The new Jurassic park one coming out looks cool. I have Roller coaster dreams for PS4 but it's awful. I think it's seen as more of a discount genre these days for some reason. 

Planet Coaster is basically the new Rollercoaster Tycoon, it is even made by teh same developers. It looks incredible, but sadly it is only on PC. :c Maybe one day Frontier can get it to work well on consoles.

 

8 hours ago, Dark Horse said:

Or you could just buy the original games with all of their expansions for the less than €15 on Steam and likely have a far better time than whatever the hell this is trying to offer. RCT3 still looks better then this and that was over 10 years ago! What would Chris Sawyer say? :unamused:

Good job Atari. For you're certainly succeeding if you wish to shitcan a once great franchise.

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Kind of insane that a game that is nearly 20 years old absolutely destroys this garbage they are trying to put on the Switch. XD

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https://openrct2.org/

Whenever devs drop the ball, fans will pick it up.

By the by, Kyoshi--I didn't know you were a RoCo Tycooner!  Me too!  That game was my on-again off-again addiction for all of my teenage years and then some.  Have you seen Marcel Vos's youtube channel?  You simply must.

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