RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! Reader Review
When I first saw the screenshots of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! I was amazed. This expansion pack is what I had really wanted. Soaked! offers so much more (including fixes to a number of bugs) to make playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 even more fun. Why is there a need to buy a separate water park game when you can have roller coasters and water slides all in one game?
I wasn't playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 that much until Soaked! came out. This expansion pack is what I needed in order to continue playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. Without this, the game would probably be gathering dust. I have been to a few water parks in my time and now it is possible to recreate the fun from this expansion pack. I love creating a massive pool (like Wet 'n Wild) and placing various things in the complex such as water slides, diving boards, showers and lazy rivers. Your imagination can create the most wonderful pool complexes. Since pool complexes are separated from the main park you can have a fee just to go on the water-based stuff and a few for everything else. It's also quite fun placing roller coasters over the pool. Don't think I can remember a theme park that does that. It's also cool to see that you can have hundreds of guests in a pool complex at a time. So, if all the ride queues are long they can just come to the pool complex and splash about.
I don't have a really expensive graphics card or other expensive components but from playing the game on my computer it looks stunning. The water in the pool looks realistic whenever someone dives in it and the addition of new rides look just like what they are. For someone with an Alienware computer I'm sure this will be even more amazing than what it is on my computer.
Sound is great too. You feel like you are in a water park when playing this game. Splashes, people sliding down to the plunge pool and kids having fun.
Worth the money for an expansion pack. We are not talking another Wacky Worlds for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (can that qualify for an expansion pack?). If you haven't got the game pick it up sometime. It adds to the countless hours of playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.
If there were no Soaked! then there would be no more of me playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. Seriously, Soaked! adds so much more for an expansion pack. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 has done it for roller coasters and now with this expansion pack it has done it for water parks too. A very well done to the developers and beta testers who made this game so much more fun for me.
8 / 10