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 game is either good or bad depending on the player. I think it's good because you can make the city of your dreams and have fun making it and if you're bored of it, you can destroy it. But it kind of is bad because it doesn't give you a great straight road and if you don't look closely, it can de-zone a building zone. This game is great for those gamer's who is their first time playing a SimCity game,like me. But really, the gamer will decide if it is good or not.
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: All in all the game is not terrible. The controls however can make you want to scream. Sim City Creator was the type of game that is fun the first couple of times, but then slowly starts to loose its appeal. There are only so many different ways you can create a city. Even with the disasters you can destroy your city with, it still wasn't enough to keep the gameplay fresh and exciting.
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 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: The controls can take some time to get used to but they are pretty easy to use. Graphics aren't the best but gameplay makes up for it. The music is good but can be annoying some times but you can turn it off. There are 3 play types Free mode, Missions, and Challenges. In free mode you get to choose the size of city you want and location on a map, you can build the city any way you want and you can destroy it too with giant monsters, tornadoes, giant hammers, lighting,...