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SimCity Closed Beta Impressions

This past weekend, I was one of the lucky ones and I was able to play the closed beta for SimCity. Although i wasn’t given much time to play with the game because they limited to 1 hour playing time at a time but this could be done multiple times, however you would have to start from scratch each of those times.

I’ve played past SimCity game before, I truly remember building a city and then destroying it with “natural” disasters (like Tornados, Earthquakes, Alien abductions, Meteors). This new version of SimCity is one of the best yet. Not only has it looks beautiful but it also is a lot of fun.

In this beta, you as the “Mayor of (Insert City Name Here) ” get to choose what your city will be like, whether it will be a casino city, an industrial city, a small town, a huge metropolis, you name it then you can surely build it but in the full version not the beta, because it was kind of limited. First off you can’t put a landmark like the Eiffel Tower in because it isn’t available in the beta or the base game, it is only available in the Digital Deluxe Version through EA Origin.

I had an enjoyable experience with this SimCity Closed Beta, it is one of the best game betas i’ve played in a while.

Some of the downsides to SimCity is that sometimes it can be difficult to make some money when you urgently need it to buy more classrooms or firetrucks or more factories. Another thing is that SimCity requires a constant online connection via EA Origin which can be annoying if you just want to play the game by yourself, which you certainly can do, and you have the option of playing online with multiplayer with your friends.

How the multiplayer works in SimCity, is that you and your friend(s) can create neighbouring cities within the same region and for example you could create a giant megatropolis similair to New York or Toronto. Then your friend could create a industrial city that also can provide power to your city. I am way too excited to get SimCity when it comes out.

SimCity comes out on March 5th 2013 in North America on PC, with MAC version coming at a later date.


Take a look at this article on the same subject on Technobuffalo: 

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/01/29/simcity-beta-preview/
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