Critic & User Reviews
posted by ilovewii (LONG BEACH, CA) Dec 30, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Graphics are ok not the greatest: 6.5
Game play is fun and addictive: 7
Theres stuff to go back to and other different civs to play as so it makes u want to come back and play it, so i give it an 8.
A City Sim for the Ages
posted by Guiltl3ss (SPOKANE, WA) Nov 5, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
15 out of 17 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
The Premise is quite simple: build a city and make your people happy and safe. Anyone who has played Sim City before, however, knows this is not all the simple. With mass transit networks, public services, parks, zoning, and disasters, the game is quite complex. Sim City Creator (SCC) has two modes where you will be doing this: Challenge Mode and Freeplay. Challenge mode has goals for each stage of your city and allows you to unlock additional maps/time periods for Free Play. Free Play is a sandbox mode for a particular time period and is more akin to traditional Sim City.
Challenge Mode really makes the DS Sim City stand out from it's predecessors, as it makes the game MUCH more accessible. You start out with Stone Age people and can only build roads and housing. Gradually you get more buildings as needed and it steadily ramps up the difficulty. You transition to different time periods and the process starts all over again. You also get to choose how you advance. There are two medieval and three different industrial ages, changing the game slightly and adding replayability.
The controls work fairly well. I did use the undo feature a lot as the accuracy of the stylus leaves some to be desired. THe sound and music of the game is very SIm City, so if you like it there will be no problem. If not, playing without sound is easy; disasters will stop gameplay.
Overall, the game is quite good and is worth a try. IF you like SIm City, you'll love this (at least for 8-10 hours), but if you're not into city simulators you might want to look elsewhere.
simcity creator review
posted by fablenight (FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO) May 24, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
14 out of 18 gamers (78%) found this review helpful
posted by cttvnerd (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Apr 24, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Doesn't feel much different than the original
posted by ekc12ekc12 (FALLS CHURCH, VA) Dec 19, 2008
Member since Dec 2008
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
posted by rbascor (TAMPA, FL) Dec 18, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
posted by ravenclawpikmin (ELK GROVE, CA) Aug 5, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
First of all, the style is boring. You have a pixely over-head look of the map. On my game, all that was there was a whole mess of tress, a river with "fish" jumping out of it, and orange-ish fields with "deer." My eyesight is not the best, but when I looked at the screen, I thought my vision had went totally fuzzy.
Second, the building. You just have to open a menu, and all you're looking at is a bunch of multi-colored squares. You have to move the stylus to make a lot, that, seemingly, NEVER gets built on. So you'll end up with yellow areas all over your map.
But, most importantly, the thing that ruins it all: disasters. I'm talking about things like floods, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, and riots. There seems to be one every five minutes. So if you actually LIKE this game, and spend all of your time building massive cities, get ready to start all over, because disasters will screw you up.
Overall, if you like pixley, tedious, long, and repetitive building games that make you have to rebuild every minute, this is the game for you. You could rent it if you want, but whatever you do, DO NOT buy this game. It's a waste of time and money.
Great game to have on the go.
posted by Legoguy (WESTBOROUGH, MA) Aug 18, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Sim City Creator
posted by Gamer7245 (MOUNT PLEASANT, PA) Feb 2, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
This game SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by ninjaforce (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jun 6, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
this game sucks
posted by horseplay9 (BLUE JAY, CA) Mar 23, 2009
Member since Feb 2009