This game Started off to a bumpy road when i first started playing but i soon started to get the hang of it after i completed the very helpful and short tutorial. The game can be switched from a 3rd person zoo keeper to a birds eye view of the park which i thought was a very great feature. The game offers a brand new type of simulation if you would say i haven't really played a game like this before let alone any other zoo tycoon games this good. This game is worth the purchase id say if your into these casual fun games that can be played for hours and be created with your imagination or just pick right up in a pre-built zoo.
Initial fun, not long lasting
I have mixed feelings about this game. The graphics are fantastic! Not being able to customize every detail didn't bother me very much. The pre made exhibit sizes and options did not subtract fun for me. I felt like you could customize enough and that I had control of the visual style of my zoo and the way the guests moved through the park. The control and interactions over the zoo were fun as well. You had a large variety of animals and I really felt like you could strategize on the best animals to place first to make the most money. Overall I really like how this game plays and it is really fun and I would love to keep playing for hours. The reason this game becomes unplayable is the zoo limit. I can only get about a solid 1 to 2 hours of gameplay in before the limit cuts me off. Every exhibit, store, or anything you want to place into your park fills up a bar at the top. Once the bar is full (which happens after about 20 buildings) you cant add anything else without selling something. In order to play I have to start a new zoo over and over and only play it for about an hour. Not fun. The sims did the same thing and its a horrible game mechanic. It feels very arbitrary and I really don't understand why its there. The weird thing is it gives you so much space for your park that you will never use, I wonder why they even bothered to give you so much space. If they fixed the stupid zoo limit I would give this game a 10!
Like it, dont love it
I was actually looking forward to Zoo Tycoon as a launch title for Xbox One and I wasnt too disappointed. It has good graphics and its cute but it really lacks depth. If you liked the prior incarnations on PC, you may want to pass on this one. I personally liked how it wasnt as deep as the PC games because I often felt that there was too much going on when I played those versions. However, I loved being able to customize my exhibits and this game does not allow that. I would recommend it for kids or casual gamers. Simulation and Tycoon fans will be very disappointed
Don't do it.
If you have any love for the series, do not buy this. It's taken out nearly every aspect of Zoo Tycoon for PC and Zoo Tycoon 2. You can't make your own exhibits like the way you could, you can't care for your animals the way you could. Everything is pre-built.
Its Fun for all ages & its simple to play!
Zoo Tycoon is simple to play, easy to adapt too for those kid gamers. I recommend this more for the kids! So parents this is a must have for your children!
Addictive but Limited
At first I didn't understand how the game worked. After going through the brief tutorial, I learned it was an easy concept. The game is fun and good for just wasting a few hours here and there. But i have found that there comes a point in the game that you cannot meet the requirements of the "guests" because you are at your "zoo Limit". Gets very frustrating and I end up quitting and/or just starting over. All in all, great for a gamer who doesn't work through a game fast, such as a child.
Most game have their glitches and this one is no exception. Fun to play for a day or two but not much replay value. Achievements are glitchy and freezes every so often. Zoo building is not unlimited and that takes away from the tycoon feeling of the game. This game had potential but for the xbox 360 and xbox one it could have been better and more expansive. Overall slighty entertaining but not worth the asking price of the game.