Park Beyond theme park sim announced for 2022 release

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Video announcement trailer:

“The reason is that nobody wants to ride them anymo..”

SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!!

LostKause's avatar

This reminds me of Funko POP! figures of my favorite characters. I might look at them for ten seconds, but ultimately decide they do not have any appeal as to why I like the character. They don't have any qualities that embody the reason I like the character. It's probably the lack of realism.

But people who like games and not necessarily amusement parks will eat this game up.


Vater's avatar

Swing and a miss. I'm sure the kids will dig it.

The thing that drew me to RollerCoaster Tycoon was the implied realism; the fact that I could experience theme park and rides like the ones I visited growing up--albeit with a cartoony feel--on my computer monitor. NoLimits was fun for a while, too, and took that realism (with coasters at least) to another level. This isn't that, and it holds zero interest for me.

And the characters are cringey.

Jeff's avatar

I'm surprised that a few years in, my kid is still in to Planet Coaster. I think that's really the standard for theme park sims at this point.


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Vater's avatar

I guess in fairness I should qualify that I'm really not into any sims anymore. I played around with Parkitect in its beta stage, and that was fun for a few days because it was basically RCT with different skin, but then I lost interest. Thought about Planet Coaster but I just can't justify buying a newer PC for one game that I'd probably lose interest in as well.

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janfrederick's avatar

That Ferris Wheel is dope! ;)


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

Everything old is new again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_Coaster

Jeff said:

I'm surprised that a few years in, my kid is still in to Planet Coaster. I think that's really the standard for theme park sims at this point.

Agreed. Planet Coaster is surprisingly good.


LostKause's avatar

I've still not had the computing power to play Planet Coaster. I know that when I do, I will have a hard time doing anything else.

The new Macs with the new Apple-designed chips are said to be powerful enough to play the game, and the even newer, more powerful chip is rumored to come out on the Mac Mini within a few months. I think I'll get me a Christmas present this year.

But to further my comparison in my previous post, this Park Beyond game is like buying a HULK action figure for todlers that has skinny, bendy arms and a friendly, happy expression printed on it's flat, plastic face.


Jeff's avatar

The Mac version of the game has terrible performance even on a good Mac, because the OS just doesn't do 3D games well.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

LostKause's avatar

Good to know. Back to the drawing board. LOL

The PS5 version has a smaller land area to build things on.

Maybe I need to stop being stubborn and go back to PC? Not a chance.

Sorry for the derailment...


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