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I rate this a I do because of one major factor VARIETY. You want a japan themed town you got it you want fantasy it has that too.
Note this is a CITY BUILDER. This means no military outposts or whatnot you run a city not battle for control over one.
What does this mean? simple you build the city from the ground up from where you put the power, WHAT KIND of power you use even what type of roads this has alot to choose from.
Ok granted this isnt the BEST out there of its kind. BUT it does contain alot of variety (and downloadables out there to spice things up further.) Not to mention the community of simmers out there who will help you out. This is the city builder for all ages and skilltypes.
Its simple compared to others out there But thats what makes this one a must have you can easily get into it and create breathtaking cities simply and easily. Yet at the same time have fun with it.
My only Gripe with it is that those who want the more complex city builders may glaze over this little gem. On that note its not for everyone BUT no game truely is.
My rating stands because of that i gave it a 10 because i got right into this game when it first came out and here I am a couple years later still creating with it :) not many games of this type can truely do that.
posted by FreelanceWolf (Scarborough, ON) Jul 16, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
Lots of people hate this game without having played it at all. While it's not like all the other SimCity games to date, it doesn't make the game bad at all. It's more similar to games like Cities XL and it's quite decent when you think along those lines than comparing it to another SimCity game.
What I love about SimCity Societies is the sheer variety. Although I love the SimCity franchise, I hated how there wasn't much variety between buildings. You could have entire neighbours with the exact same house all lined up in a row, or a whole street with nothing but the same used car dealerships.
In SimCity Societies there are quite a number of different building types so you can create your city exactly how you want it to look. They thought of every type of house/business under the sun such as religious bookstores, treehouses and rehab centres. They even have night clubs, bars and other 'undesirables' that no other SimCity game has. In all there's around 500 (with exp) buildings to add.
People might bemoan the lack of maintenance and therefore being too easy, but future patches have included it and therefore makes it much harder. The expansion is excellent, adding a ton of new buildings like theme parks and ski resorts to entice tourists to visit your city. SCS on its own is good in its own right but with Destinations, it's even better and more fleshed out.
When compared to Cities XL I think SCS is the better game. This game is clearly underrated and has a bad rep only because it's different from the other SimCity games. That is criminally unfair.