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Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 is coming! :)
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Going mobile is such a bad move. The graphics in that vid make it look cheap and tacky
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Pizzazz wrote:Going mobile is such a bad move. The graphics in that vid make it look cheap and tacky
They really shouldn't market it as "Rollercoaster Tycoon 4". They should have marketed it as "Rollercoaster Tycoon mobile", and released RCT4 at a later date
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Well at least this looks like there will be a proper RCT4! I think this is brilliant news as it means they are still working on the franchise and mobile will always be easier to make. Maybe RCT4 is in the process of being made now!
Yes the game is going to be a 'FarmVille' like game but it will gain the company so much money from it and can only mean good things to come.
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And that's how you ruin the RCT series...

The only encouraging sign is that the RCT series still exists, in a sense. Just don't think it's going to go back to the routes or develop in to what it should anymore.
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A good PC RCT4 would just be RCT3 with modern features and updated rides for me, anything more would be a bonus.

By the way, you can basically get a theme park mobile game just like this, it needs an RCT stamp on it.
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I'm happy by this as I'll now get to play it on my mobile :)
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If anyone saw what EA did to Dungeon Keeper earlier this year then this development should be a bit of a warning signal. Honestly I think this mobile version is going to be the misguided butchery of a classic just the same as that.

... however I did hear (over on Kotaku - http://kotaku.com/rollercoaster-tycoon- ... 1545659868) that there's a new PC version in the pipeline sometime this autumn (American dates) so maybe it isn't all bad?
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I'm not that excited.

I would love a RCT4, however the following happened:

1) They made ThrillVille as a sort of spiritual continuation.
2) They initially were pessimistic at rollercoaster sim games being financially viable due to the niche appeal. Which means they might take in a direction that tries to appeal to the mass market and coaster fans (could be awful or great. Easier to do a bad job of that than a good).
3) The Facebook post described the future PC release as a "PC Experience". The word "experience" doesn't fill me with hope in honesty. Anything could be an experience. It's too vague. They could be exploiting our expectations and instead deliver something else.

Worst case scenario, we have RCT3 with its dedicated community of modders or Theme Park Studio that looks promising (if CPU intensive).
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This looks awful, for starters they don't even deserve to use the name "RCT4" for this, it's just a very bad, mobile version of RCT2. Secondly, they've turned a great franchise into one of those crappy Facebook games which is just going to ruin it even more, why? It's just Atari's really bad way of making money through a great game name like RCT.
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They've single handedly killed RCT.
Turning it from a fantastic game into a microtransaction riddled pile of garbage.

Doesn't surprise me at all, but it kills all chances of a game almost as good as RCT3. We've got NoLimits anyway and theme park studio so I think RCT's time may be over anyway.
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Now this is awful. I am confident that the PC, what they call, "experience" will be literally be a browser based facebook game, very much like the widely known Farm-ville. 'Hey, your ride is being constructed! Come back in 5 hours!', I can imagine it saying. To fight that, I made an online petition which you can sign for free to tell Atari what we really want is a proper game and that Atari needs to listen to us!
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/a ... r-requests
It literally takes 30 seconds to sign. You can sign in instantly with facebook if you have that as well, so please sign my petition to give hope to the RCT fans, and to tell Atari they are messing up so badly!
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JammyBand wrote:Now this is awful. I am confident that the PC, what they call, "experience" will be literally be a browser based facebook game, very much like the widely known Farm-ville. 'Hey, your ride is being constructed! Come back in 5 hours!', I can imagine it saying. To fight that, I made an online petition which you can sign for free to tell Atari what we really want is a proper game and that Atari needs to listen to us!
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/a ... r-requests
It literally takes 30 seconds to sign. You can sign in instantly with facebook if you have that as well, so please sign my petition to give hope to the RCT fans, and to tell Atari they are messing up so badly!
Atari have said on facebook that the two games are completely seperate
http://i.imgur.com/UvreT07.png
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DrReeve wrote:
JammyBand wrote:Now this is awful. I am confident that the PC, what they call, "experience" will be literally be a browser based facebook game, very much like the widely known Farm-ville. 'Hey, your ride is being constructed! Come back in 5 hours!', I can imagine it saying. To fight that, I made an online petition which you can sign for free to tell Atari what we really want is a proper game and that Atari needs to listen to us!
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/a ... r-requests
It literally takes 30 seconds to sign. You can sign in instantly with facebook if you have that as well, so please sign my petition to give hope to the RCT fans, and to tell Atari they are messing up so badly!
Atari have said on facebook that the two games are completely seperate
http://i.imgur.com/UvreT07.png
Yes, I saw that too. However, it does not guarantee that RCT4 for PC will be a full game. Additionally, they could still make RCT4 but in a very different style to what people are expecting, so my petition is to try and tell Atari that we loved the original games and that a lot of us agree that they need to take our ideas on board and develop them into the game. I'm still worried that RCT4 may turn out as a browser based game, despite the post they made.
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Problem with the petition is that the fanbase of the RCT series are torn between #1&2 and #3.

They should do #4 in 3D but with the aesphetic feel of #2.

RCT3 by itself feels quite dull visually (however I have made projects using mostly vanilla pieces that look nice). It takes mods to make it look pretty. Also, in the campaign mode there is little incentive to bother with Theming placement.
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RCT4 as a PC game needs a lot to make it better, first things first with better supports on the coasters, as scw55 said, the game needs mods to make it better, also the game needs more coasters such as wing riders and Eurofighters. Fingers crossed they can add this in and give it the incentive of RCT2. Fingers crossed it's not an online game which is also linked to Facebook, or again they will have ruined the series, fingers crossed they also have a disc and make it a full PC game, and better than 3 with aspects of 1+2.
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Katherine wrote:RCT4 as a PC game needs a lot to make it better, first things first with better supports on the coasters, as scw55 said, the game needs mods to make it better, also the game needs more coasters such as wing riders and Eurofighters. Fingers crossed they can add this in and give it the incentive of RCT2. Fingers crossed it's not an online game which is also linked to Facebook, or again they will have ruined the series, fingers crossed they also have a disc and make it a full PC game, and better than 3 with aspects of 1+2.
That is exactly my thoughts and hopes. I have my fingers crossed very tightly to hope we won't receive the facebook game we all cringe to think about.
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Worst case Scenario; we don't have to pay money for the game.
RCT3 still exists with wonderful mod support.
RCT2 still exists with still some mod support (I believe someone made a Wingrider for it)
Theme Park Studio will be released.
We get better at using No Limits 2.

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Best case scenario; we get RCT4 which is finally the game that stops the mopy people complaining how RCT3 ruined the series by being 3D and having all the features you ever want, but is as pretty and charming as RCT2 was aesphetically.
If you want grizzly concrete land, there's RCT3 mods for that...
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JammyBand wrote:
Katherine wrote:RCT4 as a PC game needs a lot to make it better, first things first with better supports on the coasters, as scw55 said, the game needs mods to make it better, also the game needs more coasters such as wing riders and Eurofighters. Fingers crossed they can add this in and give it the incentive of RCT2. Fingers crossed it's not an online game which is also linked to Facebook, or again they will have ruined the series, fingers crossed they also have a disc and make it a full PC game, and better than 3 with aspects of 1+2.
That is exactly my thoughts and hopes. I have my fingers crossed very tightly to hope we won't receive the facebook game we all cringe to think about.
Me too, the Facebook game will ruin the whole series completely! If there's going to be a PC game, it needs to be bigger and better and includes aspects of all of the 3 previous games, or they'll have a very disappointed fanbase.
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My first reaction to this monstrosity:

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