Summary: The Game Is Fun, But I Have A Laptop With Windows 7 And After Every Time I'm Done Playing It Slows Down My Internet (so If You Have A Mac,A Compeuter With Windows Vista Or Windows 7 It Will Slow Your Comperter Down)
Summary: I'm not entirely amazed this game has bombed the way it did - however a friend of mine had it and gave it to me to try out based on my own curiosity. It's a city planning game to be sure, but it's much more about societies than proper city planning. You have the ability to customize every building that populates your city - homes, businesses, 'venues' (to keep the workers happy), and decorations.
Summary: I bought the SimCity box and had never played any city building games in my life. I've always had a deep fascination with city planning, architecture and street layouts so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I saw societies was thw worst received but it had more of what I was hoping for, with it's 3D environment and so I tried it first. It was pretty cool at first and I loved the buildings, most of them, but truthfully this game gets really boring really fast.
Summary: I think this is easier than Sim City 4, but too easy that some of the excitement disappeared. It is also less simulative of real city processes as Sim City 4. They should just have refined Sim City 4 by including export economies, import and export, banking, stock market, etc... as sort of a mixture of Sim City 4 and Capitalism Plus.
A Hybrid with little depth of play but fun for new gamers
5 July 2008
Summary: I have played Sim City and The Sims and liked the idea of building a city based on community values. But this is more of a pretty construction set than a challenging game. First there is no depth to that promised value system. You can put in lots of temples and churches, Orwellian interrogation sites or get heavy into high rises, but you the game play does not differ significantly from one value system to the next.
Summary: I ended up selling this game to some one. It's decent and definately has better graphics than the past sim cities. However, I found the game play to be poor and generally boring. Once I created the city, it got boring really fast. I think it could use more mini games or something like that. Buy it and play it. But you may get sick of it quicker than you think.
Summary: The game is fun and entertaining until it starts to crash without letting the player to fully unlock all the medals and trophies. After 30-40 minutes it starts to crash constantly. There is no fun in always having to start over ever so often.
Summary: Having been a SimCity player since the beginning, I enjoyed playing the game, and don't miss some of the chores of SimCity, such as routing your water pipes or subway tubes. I enjoy the new concepts with venues and other buildings developing authority, spirituality, etc. The graphics look good. I wish I could find my rogue sims more easily, and determine why they are unhappy. My biggest complaint though, is not the game design, it's the system crashes.
Summary: Much of what hardcore Sim City fans love about previous games are missing from Societies. However, there are some fun new features and aspects of this new take on Sim City. This game will require a lot from your graphics card, and you may even need to upgrade just to get the game to start. Overall, definitely not the best Sim City game of all time. It wasn't what I was particularly hoping for in the next installation of Sim City, but it's fun to play for a little while.
Summary: I have been A fan of SimCity games since the 1st. I thing this version is too geared toward new players. I takes the Micro-Managing out of the game, to an extent. I like the Graphics and the interface, but they made a game that is more like a SimCity LITE.