I decided to interview my best friend Courtney, about her favorite video game, RollerCoaster Tycoon! I have never played the game myself, but after listening to her talk about it I want to play it too!
What is your favorite video game and why?
“My favorite video game is Rollercoaster Tycoon. It’s got a good management aspect to it, and I love managing things especially in videos games.”
What do you like most about this game?
“What I like most is being able to create my own theme-park. I have always enjoyed being able to create and customize different parts within video games.”
What do you least like about this game?
“I would say what I least like about it is how the graphics are really low down, because it is difficult for someone with poor eye-site such as myself to see properly.”
If you could change anything what would it be?
“I would change how complicated creating some rides can be. Within the game you can create any type of rollercoaster that is already pre-made. For example, the Log-Flume is difficult to make because of the water in the ride.”
What first got you into this game?
“Well, my mother purchased the game for me to play, and to keep me busy. I never thought I would get into the game this much, but I guess the management simulation got me intrigued.”
What is your favorite RollerCoaster Tycoon game from their franchise, and why?
“I would have to say that my favorite one is Rollercoaster Tycoon: 2. This edition has many more rides available and scenery options.”
Has playing this game influenced you to try other Tycoon games, and if you have, did you like them?
“I have played other Tycoon games such as Zoo Tycoon and the recently released Game Dev Tycoon, and although they’re wonderful they don’t compare to my original favorite. I would say they’re good only because they give diversity to Tycoon games.”
How does the gameplay differ from other Tycoon games?
“It’s different from Zoo Tycoon because obviously you don’t have to maintain animals. In Rollercoaster Tycoon you have to invest into different theme park technologies that improve the quality of the park.”
Do you wish the game came out on consoles other than the PC?
“I believe this game fits perfectly on the PC. If it were on other consoles I would hope the graphics would be improved and that it would have multi-player capabilities.”
Do you think it would be wise of them to release another RollerCoaster Tycoon?
“It would be a good idea for them to release more games, if they can execute it properly. I would expect new features and co-op or multi-player functionality.”