ALT2870 wrote:Wait, did someone just say they liked the grid from RCT3 and hate Planet Coaster for being more free moving? That's a first.
In all fairness it actually isn't too hard to build on the grid in Planet Coaster. The paths have a grid option. As well, when you start a building, it is lined up on the invisible grid of the map per say. In fact, buildings are still very much in the grid. The only thing I would like to see with that is the option to rotate walls without starting another building. (I'm talking in 45 degree angles and such.) I'm surprised people have in issue with the building system because it is the same as RCT3 for the most part. (The only thing different is you can adjust grid size as well as more height increments. Should mention default is the same as RCT3.)
In the end, many many people wanted off the grid and this game grants that. None the less you can still easily build on the grid if so desired. Heck, I'm re-building my RCT3 park in Planet Coaster and it is still on the grid.
Frontier made it clear that they wanted a different game then RCT3. While there are some throwbacks, the intention is to go a completely different path then RCT3.
The reason I say I sometimes prefer the grid is because occasionally I like to know that something is exactly centered, or that a station is an exact height above the ground (RCT3 had “notches”), or that corners for buildings are exactly lined up (this is a big one). Like you said, Planet Coaster allows you to build on the grid if you desire, which I think is genius on their part since it appeals to both audiences, but when you’ve been playing RCT3 since the year it came out, it’s more difficult to adapt. I just don’t like eyeballing things. I like knowing precise locations, lengths, widths, radii, angles, etc.
^ Totally with you there. My OCD kicks in bad when I want to have something perfectly centered or lined up and the Gird in RCT3 assured everything was centered and straight. Also (for me) lowering the land using the grid tiles was ideal for building underground dark rides with precise space, then I would go nuts building the ride exterior above ground. I with Planet Coaster had a "strict grid" option or those who would like to play the game like RCT3, but I will try to adapt to the way Planet Coaster functions.
No doubt though, Planet Coaster definitely need for avatar customization options as well as many more flat rides and kiddie rides (only saying because RCT3 delivered on these things). I know some people might be annoyed that I'm comparing Planet Coaster to RCT3, but I can't help it. It's the same dev team who made RCT3 (which is still a great game to me).
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I finally picked up PC when it was on sale for like $11. I've got 38 hours invested in it so far, and I'm really enjoying it. I started by playing the career mode. The first couple levels are pretty easy and incredibly boring. But it was a good way to learn the basic controls and get just fool around with the game, and maybe that's the point of them. And I guess without the career mode, it would just be a sandbox game, and that's not fun for everyone. It's clearly not a park management game, but I'm glad they did include the park management aspects that they did. My next objective was coaster building, which is super fun, and it will continue to be fun for a long time.
Now, for the bulk of those 38 hours, I've been working on a semi sort of realistic sandbox park. I'm having a lot of trouble with constructing buildings. I really don't even care to build my own buildings. I'm happy to use the workshop, but I want to build basic Six Flags or Cedar Fair style coaster stations by myself. There's a million pieces and I don't see how they play together. My brain just doesn't work the way that it's set up. Maybe there's some controls I'm missing when you're building on something and the grid appears. Also the game's logic sometimes makes sense and sometimes makes 0 sense when it snaps pieces together.
edit: Random question. Can you select multiple objects and duplicate them like when you're in building mode for building stuff like fences? Putting fence pieces up one by one is super tedious!
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On March 27, 2018 we are releasing the action-packed Studios Pack for you to get creative with; our newest paid content pack is specifically catered for those who want to bring that glitzy Hollywood glamour to their park. With new props, stunts, animatronics and special effects to boot, you'll be able to breathe new life into those park centerpieces. The content pack contains three new rides: the Big Screen Tour; electrically powered tour buses that can be used as a transport or tracked ride. Re-Motion; an electrically-powered tracked ride with an adjustable robotic arm holding the seats, four points of articulation allow the seats to be moved freely in all directions! And finally, the Horror Heights; scream in terror in this classic multi-drop tower!
Set the stage and thrill your guests with new static and animated building attachments, props, vehicles, character animatronics and placeable special effects. With impressive stuntmen & women, stunt fall boxes, stunt fall dumpsters and even breaking windows, you'll be able to use to put your guests right in the middle of the action.
And, don't forget about what goes on behind the stage: new wall set, construction props and metropolis wall tiles together with Planet Coaster’s existing themes will allow you to build those far-from-glamourous... but essential backlots.
In addition to the paid content, we are releasing a small free update to all players which includes: hotels; to keep your guests sticking around for longer; eagerly awaited path tunnelling, allowing you to place a path-shaped holes in terrain; as well as triggerable flexi-colour on objects; and triggerable time of day in the ride camera - night becomes day in a flash!
The Planet Coaster Studios Pack is completely optional for you to purchase – you can get it from Steam or the Frontier Store for £7.99 ($10.99, €10.99). Please note that you need to have the Planet Coaster base game in order to download and play this extra content.
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