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1.0 out of 5 stars More of a prototype than a game, 15 Jun 2013
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: SimCity - Limited Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
This game has been designed to be played the way the designers want it to be played, not the way gamers want to play.

It forces you to play "socially" with others, that means you can't just sit down and develop your own city. You develop a neighborhood sized city and are reliant on either others developing other cities with facilities you require or you have to jump between different cities to develop say a school system in one, power in another, and so forth; and it just kills the play-ability and takes all the fun out of the game.

It may have been great playing this sociably with fellow employees as the game is developed, but it simply does not scale to the entire internet when playing with strangers.

Furthermore the game is dogged with traffic problems, no matter how well you design the road and mass transit systems the roads always end up in gridlock - which means your city starts to die out and upgrades become un-achievable.

In short:
The city maps are too small.
It's just not fun playing the game on your own or with strangers.
The game is dogged by traffic problems.

It's clearly a prototype game, testing out new ways of social game playing and it fails miserably.
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