It's been nearly a decade since the last proper Zoo Tycoon game came out. One has to wonder: why? There's something so satisfying about building a zoo and taking care of animals.
The new Zoo Tycoon for Xbox One comes from Kinectimals developer Frontier Developments. Their approach is to give players two kinds of experiences with the rebooted game: the macro game for sim purists, and an on-the-ground game for people that simply want to interact with cute animals. Offering both methods of play gives Zoo Tycoon the depth that Kinectimals never had, while giving the game the "isn't that so precious" moments that the original games could never realize.