bfgDeveron
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Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by bfgDeveron on Nov 20, 13 1:03 PM
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by ritutera on Nov 21, 13 5:53 AM
This is a very cute game. A serious time-sink though. Unless you're going to spend a lot of cash, be prepared to be very patient!

 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by ritutera on Nov 21, 13 10:03 AM
OK, now that I'm a little more awake.

I stumbled across this game while looking at the PC Downloads for Strategic games. This game is not listed under "Free to Play" games.

This game is very cute! On the order of "My Singing Monsters" cute.

I believe this has has a lot of potential, but... It moves way too slowly. I have been playing for 24 hours now and have made it to level 6. Making coins is very slow...

Unless you are willing to spend 'real' coins on this game, be prepared for a very slow moving time-sink! I honestly believe they could adjust the income and queue speeds to make the game more enjoyable and interactive. For the most part, you are waiting... and waiting... set a queue and... more waiting.

The map is huge! I look forward to expanding out and seeing the attractions, shops and decorations... If I can stay with it that long.

Like I said... the game has a lot of potential. I just hope I don't get too bored with it before I can experience the rest.

Happy gaming.

 
Supergrani
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by Supergrani on Nov 24, 13 12:42 AM
GAME NOT AVAILABLE when offline. I found this out during a temporary internet disconnection.

Using real money on this game to develop the park at a faster pace will be terribly expensive and also does not seem to offer the greatest to do so.

Edited on 12/12/2013 at 11:17:59 AM PST


 
smokey735
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by smokey735 on Dec 16, 13 12:13 AM
Oh not another game that you have to spend your money to get forther. First you have to pay for the game. I do not like this type of games. If it going to happends ofter I am going to quit my membership.

Edited on 12/16/2013 at 12:14:38 AM PST


 
Imberis
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by Imberis on Dec 16, 13 12:23 AM
I got to "sneak peek" this game, so I already reviewed it on the front page. I did not enjoy it.

This game is seriously lacking. It has the usual "fix this place up before the bad guy bulldozes it over" storyline. Your job is to repair an amusement park and make it better.

You can build rides, attractions, shop stalls, etc. However, you have to wait for them to build (in real time) before you can use them. OR you can pay real money in the form of "golden tickets" to speed it up. There's also not a lot to choose from in terms of buildings and decorations, at least until you get to a very high level in the game or you pay golden tickets for the premium items.

Everything takes entirely too long to do. Buildings take a long time to finish, and showing attractions and having performers do tricks can take hours. Literally. (Unless you use the golden tickets, of course!) Unless you pay for golden tickets, you can get maybe ten minutes of game time in here and there. The rest of the time you just have to let the game run its course and then come check up on it later when things have finished building.

The graphics are similar to the game Life Quest, but I found them to be worse. It's supposed to look cartoony, but it could at least look sharper and more polished.

I've played other free-to-play games where you have to wait for things to get done in-game, but at least they give you other things to amuse yourself with besides waiting. This is not for me at all.

 
shagwendy
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by shagwendy on Dec 16, 13 2:44 AM
Supergrani wrote:GAME NOT AVAILABLE when offline. I found this out during a temporary internet disconnection.

Using real money on this game to develop the park at a faster pace will be terribly expensive and also does not seem to offer the greatest to do so.


I can't always be online, so I don't even bother with the games that require it, so it's a no-go with me. I didn't care for the game much, anyway, awfully slow paced.

Edited on 12/17/2013 at 4:58:45 AM PST


 
cyndihugs
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by cyndihugs on Dec 16, 13 12:46 PM
shagwendy wrote:
Supergrani wrote:GAME NOT AVAILABLE when offline. I found this out during a temporary internet disconnection.

Using real money on this game to develop the park at a faster pace will be terribly expensive and also does not seem to offer the greatest to do so.


I can't always be online, so I don't even bother with the games that require it, so it's a no-go with me.



I do not like these "online" games and wish they'd let us know (in their newsletter), that it is a "Free to play", online game only! I see it and thought, "Finally a game I just might like", as I prefer Strategy and TM games, but Noooo... it's those (IMO), awful, waste your money, online only games!!! really BF is it that hard to let us know, in your newsletter, that it's online only??

 
grabit2
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by grabit2 on Dec 16, 13 2:14 PM
no... i really do not like this new way of play for Big Fish. the free game could cost a small bundle to get any real play out it.

 
DeAnna2112
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by DeAnna2112 on Dec 17, 13 5:16 AM
Love FTP games but this one moves a bit too slow and not alot to do in between while waiting. The pending bars and pop ups were way too big and irritating because they were in my face and blocking things constantly it seemed.
This game has a large impressive map, but the game was just not flowing in a creative game play style that grabbed my attention. Oddly, it didn't seem to have a wider selection of expansive items and buildings i would expect to match it's map size. Lastly, i didn't care for the graphics given it was way too heavy on the cartoon side, and the two characters running the show was a bit over the top and actually annoying
I think this could be a fun game for some, but just not my cup of tea. Game does have alot of potential, just needs alot of improvements.

ETA- Using your email to save your profile

Edited on 12/17/2013 at 5:20:31 AM PST


 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by sugarloafpaul on Dec 22, 13 3:36 PM
I immediately recognized the characters and attractions from the Dreamland Amusement Park Game. I am so disappointed in this version because I had to stop playing the games on Facebook when I realized that it was just one big con and I am finding the same thing here. What would be a better strategy for marketing this game is to offer the basic game for the regular Big Fish price and then to offer other "kits" to purchase to really expand the park into the biggest megapark that ever existed. You had the four in the Dreamland game and I see that the forest, desert and pier are missing. I worked for 10 years at Disneyland and would love to have a park game where I could really design my own attractiosn and themed areas, along with the menus and souveniers.

One of the features I like about the Rollercoaster Tycoon games is that the player can design their own rollercoasters. Why not offer a verson where the player can customize the the colorschemes of the rides and attractions? Also, I was really disappointed when the Dreamland version did not have a rollercoaster going over the ocean, like I have experienced at several beachside parks.

I also know that log flume rides and others can be designed as well, because again, I have done that on the tycoon games as well.

This scheme is pricey and I am affraid that I have had trouble with Big Fish in the past so I am very wary to add extra money to anything. Like the casino, I used to live in Las Vegas and actually studied addiction so I am saying "no go".

The game does move slowly and, unlike the games form Last Day At Work, namely the Virtual Villagers and Family games, the player cannot speed this game up to 2x the speed is is stuck.

Again, I would like to purchase the basic game, build it out and the purchase the newer versions, as they come out, to add to the current layout. I am afraid that with the casino game that Big Fish is kind of being underhanded, and I can see where this is leading to. I love almost all of the games that Fugazo has produced and I hope that this current trend does not continue. I know that once the players on Facebook started to figure out what Zynga was really doing, the number of players greatly decreased and now they are close to bankrupcy. I hope that this does not happen in this case.

 
badoodie
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by badoodie on Jan 20, 14 10:06 AM
Don't get too attached to your park. When you least expect it you'll find your progress lost when you open up the game.

 
cat52
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by cat52 on Jan 23, 14 10:15 AM
I like the suggestion that the game be rebuilt to sell as a server-independent "regular" casual game, with expansion kits. I'm an old RCT fan and don't mind this game, since I am the visit-every-few-hours-for-10-minutes sort, but then, I haven't lost any progress the way I see other people have - rollbacks on a regular basis would be very irritating. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TESTING SOFTWARE? Stand-alone beta testers don't make the grade - you need several different kinds of capacity tests for anything server-based, and a good backup/recovery scheme. Even operating systems now seem to be into the idea it's okay to put out a flawed product and spend the next year or so fixing it. Service pack my eye.

Sorry for the rant. I used to design and implement systems and we never put anything into production that had bugs. It's possible, but time-consuming, and marketing drives everything now. Too bad.

 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by Julie_Ann on Jan 26, 14 3:09 AM
The game is cute, but as others have said, moves VERY slowly. I don't mind the check back every couple of hours since I have a few games going that need the same thing. However, that being said, there should be a way to speed this up. This is the slowest game that I have played and I am not sure if I will be able to stick to it to the end. The other most annoying feature is that, unlike Singing Monsters, there is no set way to get your mascots. They seem to be randomly generated no matter what pairing is used. VERY ANNOYING. I have had a couple of times that I have come back and have lost progress (and the coins I used to buy the stuff) gone. Other than that, if you like this type of game and you don't mind the slow pace, it should be enjoyable.

 
ttwnldy
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by ttwnldy on Feb 9, 14 8:31 PM
Yes to all of above. You can't get very far without superhuman patience unless you spend money.
SIM games = spend money to play.
Really disappointed in Big Fish that they are putting these "free" games in with the games you just buy.
I guess we are supposed to know that these games will cost you money. While I have played a couple of these games there will always come a time when I have to say 'uncle' and then you just lose all the money, time, invested.
I know we are all in the business of making money but Big Fish you are feeling like FB. Got sucked in again but won't be long till you are just another bad memory like FB and FB games.

 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by glenx8 on Feb 9, 14 11:45 PM
This game will take over 5 years to conquer unless you spend extra $$$. There is too many glitches and pauses for me to spend money in this game besides the zero chance of making your money back.. Apart from that I really enjoyed this game and thought it was fun which is why I had stuck with it this long.

I have played for 8 days almost reaching level 29 with almost all the items (that don't require the purchasing of tickets). There doesn't seem to be an end and the game really slows down after purchasing the roller coaster which is not as good of value as the other attractions. Maybe there is after purchasing all the lots which I am closing in on, not including 25 premium lots of course which is 25 tickets each to purchase. They give you one ticket per level, and 2 for signing in 4 days in a row, then grows to 5 days in a row and so on.

Unless something fun and exciting happens buy the time I purchase all lots I will not be recommending this game, especially for anybody impatient unless they have lots of $$$ to spend. So unless you play every day for over 5 years this is not a free game! Personally I prefer offline games as well, especially one that can be so time consuming

 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by jackieurgess on Feb 10, 14 10:27 AM
I'm stuck on how to get the magician mascot i keep clicking on the mascot house and click on the magicians icon and it tells me the length of time and money needed but then nothing happens

 
lljklu
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by lljklu on Feb 10, 14 11:10 AM
Hi Jackieurgess. In order to get a mascot you need two attractions/stores. You first click on an attraction on the left side not the icons and then click on an attraction/store on the right side. A green button pops up in the middle that says "Post A Job". I hope this helps. Also if you check this forum's "Mascot" blog you will get ideas on other mascots to develop.

Edited on 02/10/2014 at 11:24:26 AM PST


 

Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by sugarloafpaul on Feb 17, 14 6:16 AM
Ok, I have now reached level 30 and notice that there are no more levels, rides, shops or other things yet to be added as the coins tally now reads n/0 and doesn't change.

What happened to the Log Ride, Wild Rapids, High Seas Voyage, Huge World, Wheel of Fire, Magic Carpet, Hedge Maze and Ball Bounce along with the Adventure Hut and Sky Trail attractions from the Dreambuilder's: Amusement Park game which Fugazo also made and sold through Big Fish.

In the game promo, I saw on Youtube, some of those rides and attractions appeared on the screen, yet they are not in the game!

Also, the seven different restaurants from Bistro Boulevard, also from Fugazo wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Will Fugazo eventually add more levels to this game since I see many of us completing the entire grid by June or July?

I really like this game and I have noticed that many of the former problems have been dealt with. I hope that my idea of an extension game to this one is in the works, like Zynga does with Farmville on FB.

Thanks for reading my comments.

 
ttwnldy
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Re:Reviews For Golden Ticket: An Amusement Park Sim Game!

[Post New]by ttwnldy on Apr 20, 14 11:53 AM
sugarloafpaul wrote:Ok, I have now reached level 30 and notice that there are no more levels, rides, shops or other things yet to be added as the coins tally now reads n/0 and doesn't change.

What happened to the Log Ride, Wild Rapids, High Seas Voyage, Huge World, Wheel of Fire, Magic Carpet, Hedge Maze and Ball Bounce along with the Adventure Hut and Sky Trail attractions from the Dreambuilder's: Amusement Park game which Fugazo also made and sold through Big Fish.

In the game promo, I saw on Youtube, some of those rides and attractions appeared on the screen, yet they are not in the game!

Also, the seven different restaurants from Bistro Boulevard, also from Fugazo wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Will Fugazo eventually add more levels to this game since I see many of us completing the entire grid by June or July?

Yes will they? I too own the other game. The worst problem there is fitting everything in to meet goals on limited space. I paid flat game rate for that one. Never had to buy anything else. On GT- I do not believe you can meet all goals without spending money, which I have done. Now at level 30 even if you spent money you are left hanging-- THAT IS NOT RIGHT!
BIG FISH if you continue to allow these practices (never had a game on this site do this before.) I will just play games I have already bought DELETE MEMERSHIP and never even think about clicking on " FREE GAMES EVER!"

 
 
 
 
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