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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:11
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:20
I played SimCity 3000 to death. I was absolutely in love with the game building amazing cities with millions of sims living in it. I ended up hating SimCity 4. For no apparent reason my cities would drain of their inhabitants, the maps weren't large enough to support more than a few hundred thousand sims and I hated the region concept for that very reason. All I wanted was to build a single megapolis. SimCity 4 didn't support that.
Something else amazing about SimCity 3000 was the music. I don't think I've ever played a game with a better soundtrack. SimCity 4's was pretty good too.
All architecture of SimCity 2000 (except for those domes), 3000 and 4 was 20th century-based. Looking at the screen shots SimCity 5 has a much more 21th century feel to it (the newer buildings at least).
That was the downside about SimCity: Cities couldn't develop a historic city center with newer buildings surrounding it. Everything was from the exact same age. I also didn't like the fact everything was so static. Everything had to be build in accordance to the map's grid.
Here's to hoping SimCity "5" will finally make it! SimCity Societies was an insult to the "SimCity" name.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:38
Look at City XL if you want to be impressed.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:09
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:23
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:51
Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:07
Cities XL looks nice, but that's all. It was (still is?) a shell of a game with little or no depth. Hell the first version didn't have any transport other than roads (no mass transit), although the roads being curvy were quite nice. You soon got bored of that though
Posted 05 March 2012 - 21:38
I have a feeling SimCity 5 won't follow that path any longer. Recent developments from Maxis have actually sometimes been a bit too simple. I think they realize that they're developing for a smaller and smaller niche the more advanced they make their games. Let's hope they find a good middle road this time.
My fav SimCity was the 2000 version. I tried SC4 and its just to much you have to do to build a city. When games start to be like work, I pass.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 21:48