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- Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:37
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Dow found a newish video about the new Simcity game due out on March 5th 2013. In this version of the game some of the old classic elements of past Simcity games are retained by Simcity as it moves in to a new 3D era with highly detailed buildings replacing the old bitmap high resource, slow gameplay cities that existed in the last version of the game nearly 10 years ago.
Most city games have now moved to proper 3D worlds and the level of detail in them has risen dramatically as a result. This new Simcity also seems to use the distance blurring trick that 3D games use to maintain performance. Which may mean large cities are possible.
Simcity certainly looks impressive in the videos but I cannot help but notice the gaps between the buildings now. That is a problem other city games had but not the old Simcity, so I guess its picking up some bad habbits from the new generation of city games.
Still, as a city building fan who has at some point owned every major and minor city game on the market. I am looking forward to seeing how they have reinvented the aging Simcity. In my book Simcity 2000 was best Simcity ever released, so that is the benchmark they have to beat this time.
The question is, is this a simulation of the modern cities with floods, storms, hurricanes (beyond the 5 minute storms of the old games) or a "lets pretend global warming is not happening" simulation that does not acknowledge modern threats to cities these days.
We shall see.
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