Thereís just nothing extreme about Ski Resort Extreme
(developed by Cat Daddy Games, who formerly worked on the Ski Resort Tycoon
series). While the gameplay is obviously based on great management simulation games like Civilization
or Sim City
, Ski Resort Extreme
just isnít very fun. Iím the type of person that can sit down for a session of Sim City
, only to look up hours later and wonder where the time went. That just didnít happen with Ski Resort Extreme
All of the functionality of building a ski resort is included in the game, and you become the manager/owner on a mission to build up a resort that will compete with any in the world. Your goal is the same as any other simulation of this type on the market: to build the best business that you can. This can only happen by appealing to a variety of skiers and snowboarders, while at the same time building a revenue base to keep your resort in the black.
Ski Resort Extreme allows users to build their resort in any way they choose, and doesnít seem to be limited to a ďblock methodĒ of placing pieces, as with other games in the genre. This is a very refreshing change, as it helps extend the possibilities of the game. Many types of runs, lifts, and buildings are available to place. In order to keep your resort residents happy, youíll have to build many places for them to hang out, including eateries, training buildings, and relaxation cabins, among many others.
Another aspect of Ski Resort Extreme that I really find interesting is the close-up camera as mentioned above. Unfortunately, while the zoom in level is outstanding, I would have liked to have the option to zoom out a bit further to see my entire creation. For those who would rather not play an open-ended game like this, Ski Resort Extreme does offer a Challenge mode. However, there are only a few scenarios available for each difficulty level.