In our earlier piece wanting on the Spooky Pack DLC for Planet Coaster: Console Version, we donned our greatest bedsheets and tried to present our friends the willies. With solely a few unique rides although, our friends had been lower than impressed. Right here’s hoping then that the Journey Pack DLC for Planet Coaster can provide a bit extra variation.
In homage to our now abandoned Spooky City theme park, we selected the identify Journey City and positioned this new park in the course of the desert. We needed our friends to have an journey all on their very own over the dunes, simply to even get to the theme park.
Straight off the bat although now we have a curler coaster! Gold Fever is a runaway train-type affair with rickety tracks round and thru a Mayan temple. Simply be careful for the round saws contained in the temple that actually assist to up that ‘Concern’ score of the experience. An ideal approach to open up my new theme park.
There are additionally two water-based rides; one which acts like a riverboat experience and doesn’t require a physique of water to be constructed on, and a transport experience. Land Ahoy, the riverboat experience, takes you on a guided tour by some Mayan/Aztec ruins. It’s pretty enjoyable after the thrill of the curler coaster.
Then there’s Island Journey, which doesn’t have a inventory experience obtainable so it will possibly take some time to seek out it inside the menu. It’s a water transport experience on a steam-powered boat that goes on rails by a physique of water. You possibly can put a number of stops in your route – offering you will have sufficient theme park to go to that’s.
The inventory rides for each the riverboat and curler coaster do take up a good quantity of room although, so having some transport in between won’t be a foul funding.
As I learnt from Spooky City although, rides can solely get you thus far – you want facilities too. The Journey Pack doesn’t have anyplace close to as many amenities because the Spooky Pack, nevertheless it nonetheless covers the fundamentals with drinks stalls, meals distributors, present shops, a resort and a ginormous park entrance. This time across the theme is tiki with flame sconces illuminating the lodges up brilliantly.
There may be additionally an absence of surroundings as compared. There’s a normal theme with the Journey Pack DLC in that greater is best, as a result of a lot of the objects are on a a lot grander scale than the Spooky Pack, however there are much less objects to select from. A lot of the surroundings is best constructed into the water as properly, with the animatronic crocodiles and hippos examples of this. So if utilizing the Journey Pack, it’s best to take action with the addition of a lake.
Fortunately there’s one other new entertainer additionally obtainable, as a result of King Ghoster and the robotic Dex-R look very misplaced in Journey City. Reneé Feu is her identify, and she or he carries round a confetti gun along with her. Whether or not that’s to excite with an explosion of confetti or terrify by holding unsuspecting people at gunpoint isn’t clear, however the children love her!
As soon as once more although, the Journey Pack DLC brings an enormous variety of customisation objects to make your park distinctive. Within the Spooky Pack, I put spiders on every thing I might; this time round I went for one more arachnid and positioned scorpions all over the place. Small ones subsequent to paths, big ones spherical blind corners. By the tip of it the place would have been higher renamed as Scorpion City.
There are quite a few items obtainable which allow you to design your personal historic statue with both gold, stone or a mix of each items. I made a number of, simply so the scorpions had much more surroundings to skitter over.
This park took me some time longer to construct versus the Spooky Pack one, primarily as a result of me taking ages to determine the place the Island Journey was hiding away within the menus. As soon as I discovered it although, Planet Coaster as soon as once more jogged my memory how intuitive it’s to make use of on consoles; it was a breeze to create. My park score and visitor numbers took a little bit of a dive while I scoured the construct menus however managed to peak at a score of slightly below 500, with friends across the 700 mark. These are surprisingly considerably beneath my Spooky Pack numbers.
As soon as once more although, I discover myself pondering the Planet Coaster: Journey Pack DLC on Xbox doesn’t have sufficient to warrant a full theme park. The rides is perhaps way more thrilling than what’s on provide within the Spooky Pack, however conversely that has extra decorations to beautify your park with. However now that I’ve a working transport experience within the centre, my grand plans to have completely different sections and themes might be dropped at life in a giant manner. I could even construct Arachnid Island someplace in the course of my lake, the place the continuing turf conflict between spiders and scorpions can start.
Large due to Frontier for offering us entry to the Planet Coaster Journey Pack on Xbox.