All is far from rosy in this eco-warrier revamp
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Monday 25 March 2013
When a review isn't complete without reference to a game's technical glitches you know all is far from rosy. Such is the case with SimCity, the latest in one of gaming's most famous brands, which is only playable by way of a constant internet connection – no playing this on the train then.
Otherwise the game's a joy to behold, with Maxis’ 'Glassbox' engine depicting your virtual metropolis in a manner more resplendent than ever, while fluid tutorials and visual cues are on hand to have even fledgling mayors calling the shots. There’s a social element here too, as nearby cities pool resources to construct airports and other major works.
Above all, it's the mesmeric toing and froing of your townspeople and growth of your city that proves so captivating.
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