Maxis let loose an awesome 10 minute overview of how to play the upcoming Simcity slated for release in 2013. I wasn't too interested in this new version of Simcity after playing Simcity 4 and being thoroughly disappointed with it. I am likewise not excited about having to play it through EA's origin service. VIVA LA STEAM MIS AMIGOS!

That all said... The video is really well done and I want to play the game in that video. One reason Simcity 4 was such a disappointment was because it was so bloody complicated. I never felt the original SimCity, SNES SimCity, SimCity 2k or 3k were that hard to understand. All of those versions were tons of fun, the best of the lot I felt was the SNES version or 2k. It seems the new SimCity take a few notes from the earlier games and allows you to simply zone and have the game decide based on population and whatnot, what buildings are constructed in the Residential, Commercial and Industrial areas. Allocating power, water and sewer to your cities doesn't seem that complicated either. Like the guy in the video, I am want to build my own version of Las Vegas as well!

I doubt EA would back down and release this game on Steam but if they did I would snap it up in a second. Well, maybe a few minutes as the checkout process in Steam takes a little bit.

What did you think of the video? Did you try a later incarnation of SimCity, if so what did you think? Are you going to pickup SimCity 2013?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/05/2012 at 11:02pm

That looks really, really cool. I love how the water/sewer/electricity is tied to the streets, so you don't have to worry about complicated pipes (especially since that's what I do for a living lol).

It really looks like it can be whatever a player wants it to be. Simple to complicated, and I like that. I might have to get this one.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/06/2012 at 03:21pm

I know, I am going back and forth on if I should get it... Hmmm.

BR   Supporter wrote on 10/07/2012 at 04:18pm

Wow, I'm really excited for this. It looks really well made. I like how the roads can be curvy and the water and electricity runs on the roads. I feel like they really incorporated the roads into this one. Also, I like how easy they made it to zone different areas although I wonder if you can make smaller zones or if they are always as large as they were shown in the video.

I love the sim city games. I played the 2nd and 4th ones and loved both of them.

Ben_Dodson wrote on 10/07/2012 at 06:51pm

I have always been a Sim City fan. I remember the first time I played back in High School on a Mac. Sim City 2000 and the cheat "porntipsguzardo" why I remember that I have no idea. I defiantly will be picking this one up.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/07/2012 at 08:48pm

Porntips... That takes the cake for one memorable cheat :D

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