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.