REVIEW: Paul Turner reviews Sim City on PC
SIM CITY REVIEW
What's good: IT may have been a disastrous launch with clogged up servers and angry gamers, but when I finally got to play this game, it was all I expected and more. EA and Maxis have served up a gaming classic, no doubt. And with the problems seemingly now resolved, the task has begun of building cities to stand the test of time - along with meteor showers, earthquakes and tornadoes. You build your city from scratch, creating residential, commercial and industrial zones, along with all the services you might expect of a big city. But being mayor is no easy task. You will have to manage taxes, grumpy citizens and even marauding beasts. Online, you can share resources with other cities in your region and even create great wonders. There is just too much to mention about this game in this space. Suffice to say, it may well take over your life.
What's bad: You have to play this game online, which may annoy some. And while I liked some of the natural disasters, marauding beasts and even alien invasions took away some of the realism of the game. There are a few minor glitches as well with the graphics and gameplay, but very few considering the massive scope of this game.
What else should be on your radar?: Take-Two Interactive, the parent publisher of Grand Theft Auto has said it has an "extensive pipeline of unannounced titles in development" that will be unveiled in the months ahead. Looking forward already…
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