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Watch: Hands on with Planet Coaster

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We've been keeping an eye on Planet Coaster for a while now. Frontier certainly seems confident that its return to the park simulation genre can cater to both coaster fanatics and deep sim fans alike, but what about people with a chronic lack of common sense?

Despite being remarkably unsuited to planning lunch, let alone an entire theme park, I got some hands on time with Planet Coaster recently in order to see how park building actually works. You can hear my thoughts so far in the video below. If you're planning on playing the alpha once it goes live, stick around to the end and find out how to unlock a super special extra from within the alpha itself.

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The footage in the video above was taken from a half hour Let's Play I recorded with one of Planet Coaster's developers. Unfortunately we encountered some fairly serious audio issues but, if you want to watch more of Planet Coaster in action and don't mind a bit of ropey sound, you can watch the whole thing below. You have been warned about the audio.

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