Reviews and Problems with Thrillville: Off the Rails
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Thrillville Off the Rails
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The rating of an E10+ and descriptors (Fantasy Violence, Mild Lyrics, and Mild Suggestive Themes) may send a lot of families running away from Thrillville Off the Rails. The WMG can certainly understand that opinion, however there are some shining moments in this home console video game.
Excerpt: The vast majority of theme park simulations allow you to build a park from scratch, doing everything in your power to appease your paying customers and perhaps being envious at the sheer fun they’re having. Thrillville: Off the Rails, like its predecessor, is very different to this.
Excerpt: What is it? A theme park management simulation packed with basic mini-games. You take control of a number of theme parks as you aim to keep your punters happy and make heaps of cash, all the while enjoying everything yourself.
Summary: Parents need to know that this amusement park simulation is more about exploring and playing in an amusement park than it is about building an amusement park. Some of the Mini party games are bloodless shooter-style games, and others involve punching, but again with no blood.
Summary: Many games promise that they're "fun for the entire family," but very few actually deliver an experience that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. Thrillville: Off the Rails is one game that makes good on this promise.
Pros: Tons of stuff to do, Accessible for children, yet fun for adults, Most of the minigames are lots of fun, Everything in your park can be played or ridden
Cons: Not a great-looking game, and the frame rate could have been better, Could have been a little more challenging, Some minigames won't feel fresh to anyone who played the first game
Excerpt: We'll admit, checking out the brochure beforehand, Thrillville wasn't winning any awards for ride of the century. Even with the knowledge that development was spearheaded by David Braben (creator of the free-roaming space epic Elite), we were still looking at the game as a cheap Theme Park rip off.