Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Whoops has it really been that long? Well to explain my absence to readers(if any) after the July post about halo and kirby wasn't followed up by another monthly post the habit just grew until I forgot about blogging until NOW! With everyone putting New Years resolutions and me already loosening up on video games what better way to celebrate than with more video games!
Anybody remember Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 for the PC? Well just like I have the freedom to not follow my once a month blog rule, this game gave you power to run your own amusement park and do as you pleased. As far as simulation/god games go this game set THE bar during my childhood days. One of the first to popularly bring out the genre of games that put players in true power with the use of the top-down camera view and awesome variety of ways to play the game.
Though not many things can be said about the franchise now-a-days(and where it's gone to now) it should still hold a place in the hearts of all retro gaming fanatics who crave for their low tech semi-pixelated goodies to be placed on custom rollercoasters of joy or doom. As for the next generation of gamers out there I can't really say much for this precursor of simulation coastering. Although the game could offer possible incite on the business world for many young entrepreneurs the truth is, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 for the PC was simply a bit of that old fun that only clicks with the group of it's time. I'd like to rant about new gamers not appreciating the good'ol days but Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 was certainly no Pokemon Red. A good memory and now we must all move on, till next month this is Ricky Lee saying good night sweet prince.