SMag Issue 17 - Page 29

IMAGE: FRONTIER DEVELOPMENTS We went nearly ten years without a new entry into the theme park management genre, leaving dedicated fans playing the outdated and poorly optimised Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. Atari returned with a new offering for us: Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Unfortunately, RCT World left us as fans yearning for more: the early access received over 1,800 negative reviews on Steam, averaging only five out of ten stars. NerdCubed made the game the first entry into his short-lived Hates series, saying he’s “never had to set the bar so low”. To say that World was a shocking successor to RCT3 is an understatement for many. Enter Frontier Developments and Planet Coaster, (£26.99 pre-order on Steam) a game which has been dubbed the “true sequel” to Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. @smagofcl 29