posted by smitty517 (OREGON CITY, OR) Mar 26, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
I love Sim games and really liked how this gamed played but the free mode has a zoo limit and i couldnt have more then like 6 different types of animals i could only fill up 1/4 of the map before it ran out of room. In the campaign mode you could game millions of dollars and not be able to spend it this really sucked i wanted one of each type of animal not every bread and I had to delete animals to get new ones it really sucked. I was hoping it would grow with my level but i filled up the zoo limit by the end of level 19 and now im level 41 and still haven't had an increase of the zoo limit so thus i am rating it really low.
I remember playing Zoo Tycoon when I was young and always having a blast. So renting the Xbox 360 version was a no-brainer. At first the game caught my interest, but just after an hour of playing I grew very bored with the entire game. There was no variety to the types of animals you could have in your zoo. In the old games you could have a large variety, but in this game I felt like I was forever limited to Bear, Giraffes, Monkeys, Lions, Tigers, Rhinos, Hippos, and Elephants. Also, I did not like the small amount of land you were able to use. I either had to give the animals a tiny exhibit or only have two or three exhibits in my zoo. There was plenty of land left but I had reached my max!
When I turned to the campaign and scenario modes I thought I'd have more fun but was left disappointed. There was no end to the scenario or campaign. I finished the achievements, filled the zoo, made the money, and reached the fame levels, but the level never ended. I was under the impression that beating these levels would open more animals, or options in free play mode, but nothing ever happened for me. In the end I grew bored of the game quickly.