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Planet Coaster

Developer / Publisher: Frontier Developments
17 November 2016
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I'm just so torn on this game because on one hand, I love rollercoasters, and you can make them cooler here than in any other coaster build game, but on the other hand I absolutely cannot stand the scenarios and front end model that Frontier presents in their games. Playing a Frontier game is like having a website that has amazing back end code, but the front end looks like an absolute disaster.

Half-baked scenarios, unbalanced employee/guest management, outrageous amounts of DLC like it's the sims or something, vanilla building designs are underwhelming. There's a lot of bad here and also present in other Frontier titles, but I still can't help but love it. If you ignore all of the Frontier bs and just take your absolute sweet time, you can really make the park of your dreams visualised probably better than any other game could and for that I still have to give this a positive rating. This one is for the engine devs, not for whoever's in charge.
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heyperson 2021-11-29T11:22:06Z
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this game is great bc i can just make these death-coasters everywhere and literally nobody cares bc the guests can't die
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This game takes the more complicated rollercoaster design that game/software hybrids like No Limits 2 have and adds the fun park management and decoration from games like RCT2 and RCT3. In addition, the cartoony-but-realistic graphics style works well, balancing realism and silliness. My biggest complaint is that it is just too much work sometimes to make a good-looking park- if you want to make good-looking shop stands and stations for your rides, expect to spend more time doing this than actually designing coasters. Fortunately, the Steam Workshop has plenty of cool stuff from talented and dedicated modders- you will miss out on this if you pirate the game.
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A more modern theme park tycoon game had almost been overdue. And Planet Coaster is the spiritual successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 in being developed by the same studio. But is it really a 'successor', and is it really in good spirit? I'm not sure about that. Something about this game stinks. Can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe its the tall asking price on release, maybe its the perverse DRM, or the pre-order bonuses, or lack of Linux support (Cities: Skylines , an actually good modern sim game managed to get this right). Not to mention poor performance with low fps, game interrupting hitching and bugs, even on high end systems, a far cry from the original RCT game RollerCoaster Tycoon that was hand coded in assembly language.

In return for the drop in performance, graphics here are kind of not that great in my opinion, while the game is certainly more detailed, the visuals suffer from odd lighting and styling that I feel other modern cartoon styled games also suffer from such as Yooka-Laylee. The overall direction of the game also feels off, going for a kind of indie theme, but its reminiscent of what The Sims 3 did, in that the theming seems to simply be trying to hype itself up to more than its real worth leaving the game quickly feeling dated

The gameplay itself seems a bit more tighter than previous generations, managing ride prices is more crucial, managing staff is more in death, guests have more opinions about your park, but there's not a whole lot more that makes the game more fun to play. In fact there are some step backs, track design although having more control, feels more fatiguing like a lot of the UI. Also small things like not being able to pick up guests or blow up rides which added to the charm of the original.

There's just not a enough more here to justify itself over the previous RCT games, especially since they have more content, solid performance and solid reliability.
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  • herothil64 2022-01-14 21:22:58.542633+00
    RCT3 but you have to buy everything
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