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Simcity Limited Edition
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Product detailsPlatform for display:PC
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.49 x 11.58 cm; 113.4 Grams
- Release date : March 5 2013
- Manufacturer : Electronic Arts
- Place of Business : Brampton, ON L6T 4N8, CA
- ASIN : B007FTE2VW
- Item model number : 19714
- Customer Reviews:
The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar - but at the expense of your Sims' health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims’ lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!
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Even if this unacceptable flaw is overlooked, the actual game play is weak compared to prior versions of SimCity. It simply isn't a good simulation and any hope of intelligent strategy is severely curtailed. The potential of city development is totally hampered by the small and often awkward footprint of almost all sites. Interaction between cities is also limited and development of a city is made to depend on the terrain and resources available. There is no longer the ability to develop your own city sites as in Version 4, and the ability to terraform the terrain that you're given has also been taken away.
On the positive side, the graphics are quite spectacular. The player interface is quite user friendly and the feedback from your Sims is much improved over earlier versions. There is also the ability to develop existing utilities and buildings rather than having to add new items. Pipes and electricity now run along any existing roads and no longer have to be added. Roads can also be improved when increased traffic requirements demand this.
While these are definite positive aspects, so much has been lost that I would suggest any experienced SimCity players should stay with the game versions they already have. Any new players would probably be better off buying one of the earlier versions of SimCity as they provided better simulations and greater opportunities for strategy and city development on your terms instead of being forced into pre-set scenarios. I hope that EA takes all of the complaints about this release seriously and gives greater consideration to their clientele in any future game releases. Third party servers such as Origin and Steam may reduce the administrative workload, but if they also alienate gamers and dissuade them from buying into future game releases, then any such strategy would appear to be a total failure.
- Cities are way too small - there's hardly any room for zoning once you have services like a University or trade depots
- Money becomes meaningless with recycling, mining, and stadiums
- Inter-city trade is really awesome, but drives too much of the gameplay
Looking forward to new updates.
Save your money - DON'T BUY THIS GAME!
Top reviews from other countries
In some ways this game is far better than SimCity 4. For instance the level of simulation detail is amazing (ex. watching school buses pick up students). But in other areas it falls short (ex. you cannot tell how many people are in a building, and it lacks the historical graphs or traffic patterns).
Hopefully an expansion pack will fill some of the holes.