If you ever played Crysis, you should be familiar with the eye-popping graphics and design. It’s a breathtaking video which summons the question; “What will EA do?” or simply “When’s SimCity 5?” or maybe even “Why have they got A BLUE PLUMBOB IN THEIR “‘CryENGINE” LOGO?”.
Anyways, in other news, IBM’s CityOne hasn’t gotten any further “news” and CitiesXL 2011 is appears to already be a flop by gamers even before it’s release. SocialCity on Facebook was a success but it’s a dwindling now…
Due to the release of the Pushing Pedals set in The Sims 3 Store, a new category was introduced to house these items – Transportation. This section was well overdue, I may fall victim to some of the future items for the category Once again, credit goes out to Sims 3 Nieuws for picking this up.
I’m just too tired of complaining right now, but you can read my mind of my view on this. Anyhow, here are the free items you can pick up if you purchase SimPoints in the month of August. Special thanks to Sims 3 Nieuws for the report.
The Sims 3 Store has updated with 5 new sets for the month of August. 1 of them is a free 3-piece set (Weba Yayfoo) while the rest you have to purchase. Huge, huge thanks to the many of readers passing along the links yesterday
SimCity Deluxe is a huge game with a similarly large learning curve. The main thing that holds it back from being an ideal version of the beloved franchise is the iPhone’s screen size. Short of EA porting it to the iPad (which is happening sometime this summer), there’s no getting around that for the time being. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to adapt to the game’s user interface, you’ll be rewarded with a fun, meaty gaming experience. If you’re just looking for a way to pass the time waiting for an elevator, look elsewhere.
Controls aside, SimCity Deluxe is built from sturdy stuff. The aim, of course, is to create an environment where both business and industry thrive, which in turn allows your town’s population to surge.
Achieving this urban sprawl means dividing your playtime into two main actions: zoning land for development and laying vital infrastructure to provide for the existing population survive and support growth.
Sim City Deluxe is thankfully redesigned, and gives a much more enjoyable experience. Sim City is a classic game that didn’t feel right on the iPhone in its first incarnation, but it feels right at home in this version. The game is designed well in most regards, and gives you tons to do in a streamlined form.
This version of Sim City truly is Deluxe, and worth it for $6.99 so how will you build your city?