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Thoughts on Cities Skylines?
 
PG01  posted on Mar 11, 2015 6:07:50 AM - Report post

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I was really looking forward to this. They seem to have focused more on designing a city than micromanaging toiletries, and the digs at Simcity like offline support and bigger city plots are welcome.
However I don't think this comes anywhere near Simcity's of old. Simcity 4 wasn't just a city builder, it was a metropolis builder. Sadly the more recent entries to the genre have been little more than town builders. They just lack the ambition of that game. The less said about Cities XL the better.
So the gameplay is fun for what it is but I think I'll be sticking with SC4.
What do you guys think of it?
 
HotJellyToast  posted on Mar 12, 2015 3:35:04 PM - Report post

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As someone coming off of the most recent SimCity, this game is such a breath of fresh air. Granted I was not a long time player of SimCity and only played SimCity 4 prior to the recent one. Cities: Skylines to me is fantastic although sometimes I run into problems with my cities like some areas constantly getting abandoned buildings, but no info as to why so I don't know what to do. Granted I never make it that far since I still don't know 100% of the time what I'm doing in these city builder games. As for someone who plays them a little more casually you could say, I very much enjoy the game.

I do however wish there were disasters and events that would happen. Plus to me, a big thing I liked in the newest SimCity, albeit the only thing I liked, was not needing the water/sewage pipes. It just feels like busy work to me.

 
ecappitelli  posted on Mar 13, 2015 2:16:39 AM - Report post

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I was really looking forward to this. They seem to have focused more on designing a city than micromanaging toiletries, and the digs at Simcity like offline support and bigger city plots are welcome.
However I don't think this comes anywhere near Simcity's of old. Simcity 4 wasn't just a city builder, it was a metropolis builder. Sadly the more recent entries to the genre have been little more than town builders. They just lack the ambition of that game. The less said about Cities XL the better.
So the gameplay is fun for what it is but I think I'll be sticking with SC4.
What do you guys think of it?

I love SC4 especially due to the circumstances surrounding EA's failure at Simcity 5 (2013) and eventual axing of Maxis to the nether.

This game is well worth the money considering people could pick it up for as little as 20-22 dollars. Talk about bang for the buck. Steam is a huge deal as not even two days after it's release there are custom buildings/roads and more. Save games of whole cities can be added or you can download mods and custom maps. The game has much more replay value than SC4/SC5 and previous titles it's just unfair.

If you want a metropolis builder this is certainly in the same league and it is significantly cheaper than any of it's counterparts at release with more community support. This is nothing short of a home run for Paradox and CO. The fact that Simcity 5 (2013) was such an epic failure makes it even more eye popping.

[Edited by ecappitelli, 3/13/2015 2:18:45 AM]

 
Johnny5clowna  posted on Mar 27, 2015 3:55:51 PM - Report post

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Sure w/ all the latest mods SC4 is great, but You obviously haven't played the CORE GAME in a long time.. SC4 did have some major flaws...

Skylines is nice, and is easily the best thing to happen to the city building genre in over a decade..

 
PG01  posted on Mar 27, 2015 4:22:03 PM - Report post

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I'm talking about the design of the game. The latest city builders focus on micromanagement to the detriment of building up the city. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but the latter is really underserved now. It started with City Life (now CitiesXL) but they're all copying it now so there's no-one to cater for the original style.
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Mar 27, 2015 4:27:21 PM - Report post

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Sure w/ all the latest mods SC4 is great, but You obviously haven't played the CORE GAME in a long time.. SC4 did have some major flaws...

Skylines is nice, and is easily the best thing to happen to the city building genre in over a decade..

I have to say in my gaming time with SC4 was amazingly awesome connected my sims to it. Everything ran perfect in my veiw.

From what I have managed to get play time from CS. Its a nice city builder. But am racking it in.... Seems a tad be easy. I havent even got out of my first square. It seems to lack focus on proper runings. It doesnt feel right there.

 
PG01  posted on Mar 27, 2015 4:36:06 PM - Report post

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I have to say in my gaming time with SC4 was amazingly awesome connected my sims to it. Everything ran perfect in my veiw.

From what I have managed to get play time from CS. Its a nice city builder. But am racking it in.... Seems a tad be easy. I havent even got out of my first square. It seems to lack focus on proper runings. It doesnt feel right there.

That's definitely something I've experienced. Skylines and the others require your little patch to be efficient before you can expand, SC4 didn't place that restriction on you. If you wanted to be an idiot (yes) and zone your entire large tile city then you were free to.

As long as you kept the city from falling into disarray it would eventually build itself up, it would be a mess but that was ok. This freed the game to make the goal of designing an efficient city that much more difficult to achieve.

[Edited by PG01, 3/27/2015 4:37:48 PM]

 
Johnny5clowna  posted on Mar 27, 2015 4:37:46 PM - Report post

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there is a HARD MODE mod.... and a Enable achievements w/ mods mod so by all means use a difficulty slider...

I like taking an easy w/ my cities, no money issues... Just relaxing...

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