And now for the gold. One of the quickest superstars we've ever had here at New Element, it only took one year from Phatage to go from under-appreciated parkmaker dropping subliminal gems such as "Epica" to him now getting the shine he deserves winning the second annual Pro Tour. He joints the elite company of Natelox, X-Sector, Toon, Mala, and cBass as the only parkmakers in NE history to ever win one of our prestigous contests. And what an interesting park he made to pull it off. Ironically, with all of the extremely complex works of fantasy Phatage has become known for around the community, one of his most experimental projects of all time may also be one of his most realistic. Not many parkmakers can excel at both fantasy and realism, yet Phatage proved he can do just that at this year's NE Awards when he swept awards for both categories. Those looking for a park in the same vein as "Epica" or "Fright Nights" might not understand why this park placed first. Those who really appreciated "Six Flags Worlds of Excitement", or any other of Phatage's recent realistic work will be in absolute awe. Busch Gardens Sydney is loveable in many of the same ways our #3 park, "DisneyAir" is. It may not look beautiful from far away, but once you truly explore everything the peeps were meant to, you'll learn to appreciate it a lot more. The park packs a punch when it comes to coasters, headlined by the icy Inverted Coaster "Denali", my favorite ride in the park. There's also a set of dueling wooden coasters, entitled "The Sheriff" and "The Wanted", which are incredible as well, minus a small decrease in quality towards the middle-end, probably due to space constraints. Then there's the very ballsy forest area of the park, overgrown with gigantic trees and sprawling plants, where almost nothing except leaves is visible from the overview, yet has so many incredible details packed within that it still keeps that Phatage charm. Congratulations Phatage on joining some elite company...earning possibly the highest honor this site has to award. Oh...and by the way, now that Busch Gardens has placed a park in Sydney...it appears it's about time for some nearby competition....To be continued.
Edited by chapelz, 18 March 2006 - 02:11 AM.
Edited by OLE, 18 March 2006 - 02:31 AM.
Its very good, certainly a professional at work here, but, hmm... i dunno, it just does not look like a '#1' park for me...
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