Comes out in March and I’m sold. Maxis games have an undeniable charm to them and I’ve always been drawn to their creativity. What’s interesting about this version is you can have multiple isolated cities within a larger region, consisting of between 3 and 16 reserved city squares. Cities can each specialize and share resources across one another. They can all be controlled by you, or you can invite a friend to participate or open your region up to public play.
- Your first city in SimCity will suck, and that’s okay
- SimCity Hands-on: Instantly playable, mystifyingly deep
- Beta gameplay footage
- Already addicted to the soundtrack
- Region listing
- Night and Day
- Leaked SimCity Manual (complete with keyboard shortcuts)
SimCity is everything we dreamed, instantly playable, mystifyingly deep, visually timeless and with the inviting complexity to potentially last years. It’s Russian Doll game design: your city is a microcosm of the region; your region is a microcosm of the world. And the world is yours.
Looks like I’ll be skipping SC2:HotS in favor of this and GTAV for the Spring gaming season.