Full disclosure: I am an unabashed Sim City fan. Now that you know that, let’s move on to the video.
The Sim City devs have released a new video that shows a bit more of the casino dynamics such as modular casino addons like the hotel. More importantly it shows great info about the multi-city region play including the fact that fire engines can come from another region.
The more of these videos I see the more I get excited about the possibilities of a modern, well made, simulation focused Sim City game. The info we see so far on Sim City indicates the following high level goals are being well served:
- A true Sim game – There is clearly a strong simulation underlying what they are doing.
- Modular Buildings – This is a nice blend of the building plopping from some other sim games like Tropico, but much more highly visual.
- Working Multi-Player – Region Play w/ Wonders! Figuring out multi-player and making it work for the solo city builders and those who want friends along for the ride, and those who have very different play styles or time commitments. I might play a Sim City game for 5 hours one day, but my friends will not!
- Modern Visuals – The graphical overlays looks amazing. The ability to visualize your city instead of reading spreadsheets is quite promising.
All in all the demos are showing a Sim City fanboy’s dream game. I will keep my fingers crossed that the game lives up the hype that is starting to well in my gamer brain. What do you think?