Viciously Crushing and Maiming Your Park-Goers In ‘Planet Coaster’ (VIDEO)

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chris-littlechild - September 27, 2016


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We gamers can be a masochistic bunch of bastards. Hands up if you’ve ever left a Sim to die on the kitchen floor in a depressed puddle of their own drunk piss. Or sent them swimming and removed the pool steps so they float about uselessly until they die of exhaustion. 

That’s a lot of you. No surprise, really, who hasn’t? It’s the first thing a lot of people go for in these sorts of games. We all like to be the dastardly and bastardly deities of these virtual worlds, screwing with and/or ending our tiny dudes and dudettes’ lives.

It’s the same with all kinds of sim games. When I played Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis back in the day, I was desperate for my T. Rex to bust on out of its enclosure and chew on my teeny tourists like it does in the movie. It’s human nature to abuse a little power when you get it, as anyone who’s ever had a douchey boss will tell you.

The devs of such simulators have caught on to our ways. Frontier Developments’ Planet Coaster hits November 17, and the latest trailer tackles all of our BS head on. Think about the consequences of your gleeful evil, everyone. This is what happens when you design a roller coaster with the last of the track missing, intentionally making it barrel through the crowds at the entrance: 

Oh, the horror! It’s like one of those TV spots about road safety, except it’s virtual theme park goers being crushed into spam in slow motion instead of drunken drivers.

Via Polygon.

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