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THM Oct 4, 12
Haven't played SimCity since late 2001
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tekmosis Oct 4, 12
That was a really cool demonstration, I want to play the game now
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Shadow of Death Oct 4, 12
quote tekmosis
That was a really cool demonstration, I want to play the game now
I agree. I wasn't especially keen on it until now.

I like the detail they use, some of it it looks more like small stop motion models rather than computer generated stuff.
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tekmosis Oct 4, 12
not only that but he was just doing some very basic stuff, the game seems like it has a lot more complexity to it that we're not seeing. Probably a learn as you play sort of thing.

Like he mentions putting the police in the commercial area, and not putting the waste management near the water tower as it could contaminate the water supply.
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Redemption Oct 4, 12
Wow, I haven't played SimCity since 2000, but it looks like it's come a long way. I'm particularly impressed that now individuals have identity in the game. Also Big Business sounds cool .
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Hell Fire Oct 4, 12
Hah, Sim City has come a long way since good ol' Sim City 2000. I enjoyed that video and may actually give it a go when it's released.
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Redemption Oct 5, 12
quote Hell Fire
Hah, Sim City has come a long way since good ol' Sim City 2000. I enjoyed that video and may actually give it a go when it's released.
My thoughts are the same. I also like that we can stop worrying about building water pipes and connecting power lines, although now it seems they want to pull in more environmental concerns (garbage dumping).
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James Young Oct 5, 12
I haven't played Sim City since the 3000 edition. This video just sold the product for me, I know that I will give it a bash when it comes out.
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tekmosis Oct 5, 12
Everyone has more experience with the newer games than I do. I've only played the original.I know that Dynamite will enjoy the video too.
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AndyD_U Oct 6, 12
Im happy the water pipes are gone as they were so annoying when playing SC4, i also like the interface which looks very tidy with flashing icons when something is needed.
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Dynamite Oct 6, 12
quote tekmosis
Everyone has more experience with the newer games than I do. I've only played the original.I know that Dynamite will enjoy the video too.
Ha. I still play a variant of the original. What's interesting is if you look at my screenshot compared with the video, you'll see the game has come a long way, sure, but it also remains true to its roots as the fundamentals haven't actually changed much; they've just been built upon and enhanced. This is a good thing as people familiar with the series, I'd imagine, can pick it up rather quick and feel at home right away.

I also like how everyone in the game has goals, etc. That's shows a pretty impressive granular level of detail. Things like surveyors and builders building up lots, moving trucks bringing people in, seeing floods of people embark from the station after a train arrives and whatnot are also really nice touches and will increase immersion in the game, really giving you a sense that you're managing a living, breathing city which is perfect to satiate one's inner megalomaniac that drives us to play a city-building 'god game' to begin with.

Oh, I'm digging the automatic use of roads as a pipe system too because in the originals electrical pylons everywhere looked pretty messy and water pipes were annoying to deal with!

Really stoked for its release.
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GregtheGreat Oct 7, 12
I was at the Eurogamer Expo in London last week and they had a demo version to play on. Was probably the game I was most excited about in all honesty. I grew up playing SimCity from SimCity 2000 onwards so was stoked to get hands on it.

The demo was a pretty simple demonstration of the detail and feel of the game in general, it made you create a power and water supply, lay a highway to link to the outside world then gave you a chance to explore the city already half created. The detail is just fantastic, I was following sims from their homes to their work, was able to click people out playing football on the pitch and got a name and where they're from, really blew me away. Can't wait for this game tbh.
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Shadow of Death Oct 7, 12
Since we're all talking about our experiences with the series, I'll mention that I started with Simcity Classic (and revisited it sometime later when it had become freeware or something). I eventually got to experience 2000 a fair bit, and didn't (unfortunately) get much experiences with 3000. Simcity 3000 really impressed me way back in the day XD

By the time I got around to owning Simcity 4 ( relatively recently), it felt rather dated TBH. I still put in a bit of time on it regardless, simply for nostalgia purposes.

The ability to click on random Sims in Simcity 5 reminds me strongly of the Tycoon games (Namely rollercoaster tycoon).
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