Summary: Perhaps I should preface this review by saying I am a graduate student working on my Masters in Public Administration, so I am a government and public services nerd. I absolutely love this game and that it's the only educational video game I have ever enjoyed, dating back to childhood. The graphics are beautifully crafted, the challenges interesting, and the game has reached such a new level of play since I played the older versions as a kid.
Summary: This is a really good game. I've been a fan of the early versions of SimCity for a long time. I first played it for SNES. I never graduated beyond that game because I found SimCity 2000 and subsequent versions too hard. Maybe I suck at running a city. I just could never get people into town, buildings would stand up and then go to ruins, etc. I couldn't generate revenue and so I couldn't build and lost interest.
Summary: I haven't played Sim City in years, but this version on the Wii is not that different. The menus are the same. Zooming in and out on the large tv makes for some interesting scenes. The flights over the city are kind of lame. It also takes a while to get use to using the wii remote to scroll through the city - less control than with a mouse. Still hours of fun watching your city grow and then destroying it.
Summary: This game is a little hard to learn at the beginning but after you learn all the controls it is so much fun! It took me probably about 2 - 3 hours over about 5 days just playing here and there to master the controls. It will be easier for anyone who has played a lot of the Sim games but it had been a few years for me. The thing that really makes the game for me is the area assistants who will build for you while you can focus on other things and on details of the budget.
Summary: I used to play this on my old desktop PC, but I recently upgraded to a Windows 7 laptop. As SimCity is not yet available in Windows 7 format, this Wii version was the next best thing for someone who was addicted to his old game. Although the Wii control is not as accurate as using a mouse, you have to have a steady hand for placing certain items.
Faithful to the original series, adds new features
6 November 2011
Summary: Any previous SimCity player will be able to dive straight into this new conversion - the zoning, buildings and disasters are all immediately recognizable. It's closest in gameplay to SimCity 3000, but time has moved on since this game so the graphics, music and gameplay are superior on the Wii version. Differences? Advisers are now 'hired', allowing you to dispense with them completely if necessary. Some civic buildings (e.g.