RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

Water, water everywhere. Sell tickets.

Too hot.

I feel a little like Gollum in Lord of the Rings, crouching in a darkened cave and cursing that yellow circle that torments me so. Well... a Gollum with a broadband account and a fairly hefty PC, so a little better than that gangly CGI runt. I need water, desperately. Thankfully, Frontier Developments are here to help me out. Alas, it's an expansion pack for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 rather than a tall glass of iced water. Damn them.

Soaked is a classical expansion pack for a management game in many ways, in that it simply adds a pile of new content to the old game, with new decorative themes and rides a-plenty to expand the creative possibilities. It dignifies itself by the technological underpinnings which it uses in many of these. Rather than just giving you things anyone could have made given access to the basic tools, this actually adds gorgeously reflective water to the world with some relatively cute fluid modelling. This means that when people fall off the end of one of your newly designed water slide, ripples spread out. You can even dabble your mouse-pointer in and create little whirlpools and similar.

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