In a distant month of November 2016, the fantastic Planet Coaster, a title called to replace the mythical saga Russian mountains. We are talking about one of the most recognizable management and strategy games of the genre, which together with Planet Coaster reached a stratospheric level. And it’s no wonder then Developments at the border is already a sufficiently experienced study. The talent of these creatives has given us years and years of joy, and With their last opus, it seems that once again they have exploded all expectations.
Evolution of the Jurassic World or the new one Planet Zoo are some of his latest works, which he now joins a Planet Coaster: Console Edition very well worked for consoles. This is a golden opportunity for those who want to realize their dream amusement park.
The game It has everything to make us spend endless hours creating and managing, and I have trouble finding similar proposals to this in other companies, with similar creative possibilities. So whether you are a management enthusiast or want to create your own Disneyland, join me in this review of a dream game.
Planet Coaster will be as beautiful as you want it to be
The technical part of this video game is a bit special. I can argue that this guarantees beautiful and very spectacular sights, with all the sounds of the park scenery in question. The soundtrack that accompanies us during the creation process is not left out.. However, the graphics level (which is very good) is reduced to the detail of each of the elements that the game gives us during the creation. Let’s say it’s up to us.
As is logic, we have the choice between one type of scenario or another, which serves as a canvas to shape our amusement park. Elements such as water, lighting, shadows, or the attractions themselves are so refined that they don’t have much to envy the PC version. (Although there are differences of course). Oh, and with no bugs or slowdowns, it works great.
However, when you go ahead and explore the possibilities of the game, you get postcards worthy of any photo. From roller coasters surrounded by lakes and plants of all kinds, to fortifications on the theme of pirates or fairy tales. It is a satisfying feeling, because little by little this progress is appreciated, and since it is more and more beautiful and complete, at the same time as realistic.
Controls: with controller or keyboard and mouse?
It’s a question that has surely had more than one and more than two players on the sidelines. One server has spent hours and hours reviewing the PC version since launching, but as many of you will deduce, you don’t have to be an expert to know that this is a title clearly oriented towards the keyboard and mouse.
Management and strategy games rarely scale well enough to traditional console controls. Another rarity was the case of City skylines, with which Paradox has done a great job on game consoles. In that case, Frontier’s work goes further, with exceptional playability and comfort. With the order everything is done very simple from the start, and the combinations, even if it takes some getting used to, come out on their own as we spend more and more hours on them.
In my personal experience, after about 4 or 5 hours I was able to handle most of the orders without a problem. The same happens with roller coaster creation, menu management, or other stuff, although I have to admit I already knew the guts of the title from its PC version. There are several tutorials, windows that open to present the most basic of Planet Coaster, but even so, I noticed that they are insufficient for a game as complete as it is complex.
If you ask me about the keyboard and mouse, I have to admit it was the first thing I tried, even before the remote. You should know that it works like a charm, and that there is absolutely nothing to configure
Enjoy Planet Coaster in its three game modes
Planet Coaster is found in three main game modes; Creation, career and challenge mode. All are very different from each other, despite the fact that each offers the same mechanisms of creation and management. In the first, Frontier makes available to the player a blank canvas on which to shape the land and build an amusement park to enjoy. Money is not a problem, because the important thing is to unleash our creativity. By having a unlimited capital, we can build without any restriction.
On the way Carrera He’s the other video game star next to Creation mode. This is the option that many management fans will want to try from the start, because It’s as difficult as it is rewarding to make a profit and give visitors what they want. There is a lot of data to consider, visitor happiness, loans, expenses, opinions, challenges, and more. Normally we will have to create thematic areas, with a pirate or fairy tale atmosphere among others.
Challenge, is a mode that gradually increases its difficulty. Of course, this allows you to choose between 4 different levels
If you are a console user, you have no more excuses
Planet Coaster arrives in current game consoles and, already of previous generation, with an approach as remarkable as in PC. It’s one of the best management titles to come out in recent years, and the fact that it comes from Frontier is no accident. You can see the mastery and the experience of studying in every detail, without a doubt, this is a genre that they have more than mastered. Even more if we pay attention to the resolution of controls from the command.
Technically, he is handsome and has a thousand and one elements to build our dream amusement park. The only but in this aspect (to name just one) is that the camera sometimes gets lost if you force it to come closer depending on which buildings or grounds, nothing serious. Its game modes also offer complete freedom, with enough variety for the more creative, as well as for those looking for a management adventure with an interesting difficulty.
Unfortunately, PC DLC is not included. Luckily, On December 10, we will have Egyptian and Horror Settings content available on Xbox One and Series X / S. It should also be noted that Planet Coaster: Console Edition is currently on Game Pass. It is not surprising that it stays for a long time, because it is a complex game, which is home to hours and hours of fun. Whether you love amusement parks or love management, you have no more excuses.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition
- A technical marvel that has nothing to envy to the PC
- A magnificent adaptation of its gameplay to the Xbox controller
- Very well optimized
- Includes buildings and items constructed by their developers
- Tutorials are insufficient
- Some objects do not have enough freedom of manipulation
- Does not include PC DLC