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Thursday, October 17, 2013

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IMG Reviews SimCity
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Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Electronic Arts' SimCity for Mac. Development of the latest incarnation of the popular city building sim was led by Maxis. SimCity Mac features "the same deep, rich gameplay that will define the PC experience as players on both platforms compete or collaborate to create a new world, together."

Here's an excerpt from the review:

And continuing the trend of franchise reboots, some things are also simplified. You no longer have to run power lines or water pipes, and when you zone your areas, you donít have to decide whether to zone for low, medium or high density, but more on that later. Another change is with police and fire services: formerly when, for instance, a fire broke out you had to deploy your fire engines. Now fires are automatically responded to and crime is investigated; the efficiency with which this is done is based on how much youíve spent on fire trucks and police cars and where youíve put them, not how fast you can click your units to the correct spot.

On the negative side in simplification, you have significantly fewer options when you start your city. Gone is the ability to adjust mountains, trees and water, or any such adjustments. You have a small set of basic terrain types to start from, you pick one, and you start. I, as many before and after me, enjoyed creating particular types of scenarios, whether it was modeled on an actual city or to fit a vision I wanted to create, but alas, no more.

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