Thrillville thrills critics, Mojo less than thrilled 24 Nov, 2006, 18:26 / 5 comments

Well, it seems that once again our shared disdain for a game we've never played hasn't exactly translated into equally scathing reviews. After all the game's title implies a promise of at least a single thrill, and the decent reviews that Thrillville (which came out, by the way) has been getting at places like Gamespot (which compares the game's presentation to Psychonauts) and IGN suggest that a minimum of that much may have been delivered.

So! We were all a bunch of morons and there may be worse things to spend $40 on than Thrillville. We can probably still pick on Traxion though.



  • Dalixam on 27 Nov, 2006, 14:51…
    Haven't tried it, but my impression is that is basically a rip-off of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 with a few things added to appeal more to the console crowd. (Arcade games, more social stuff between the guests etc.)

    It's even developed by the same people that made RCT3 (Frontier) so I bet it's using the same engine, but a bit improved probably.

    I love RCT3 and I would like to try this game, but as it is console-only I don't think that is happening :)
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 25 Nov, 2006, 16:06…
    There's no reason just to hate a game because it's LucasArts. If we kept doing that then our opinion, as a community, could never be taken seriously.
  • Udvarnoky on 25 Nov, 2006, 18:43…
    Also if it turns out to be a financial success the fact that it's original IP makes future original IP more likely.
  • Haggis on 24 Nov, 2006, 19:16…
    Well, it does have music from older LucasArts games, including Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, apparently.
  • clone2727 on 26 Nov, 2006, 22:00…
    That almost makes it worth buying!