(Win98/2000/Me/XP) (Mini Retail) (SIMCITY4PR)
from Action Trip
Play God, Play Mayor, Play With Your Sims!
In SimCity 4, you get to create, build, and run the city of your dreams.
Youre the hand of God, shaping the landscape and summoning disasters at
will. And youre a big-city mayor, managing every last detail of your
bustling metropolis. Keep your fingers on the pulse of your creation as you
listen to your Sims' feedback and get more immersed in your SimCity than ever
PLAY GOD: Sculpt mountains, gouge valleys, seed
forests, and bring forth animals to create a world imagined only by you. Summon
volcanoes, release tornadoes, and call down meteors and ligthening.
MAYOR: Connect a massive region of SimCities, each sharing and competing
for resources. Deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle
blazes, mobs, and more.
WITH YOUR SIMS: Place your Sims in your city to get the inside scoop on
what life's really like around town. Feel the rhythm of the city: mellow
cruising and commuter hell, noontime crowds and nighttime calm.
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP PIII 500 MHz or equivalent 128 MB RAM 16 MB
supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver 1 GB
hard drive space 8X or faster CD-ROM drive
Action Trip by Ure "Vader" Paul
"After sitting behind the mayor's desk for a few days, I slowly began to
realize why his/her duties are so draining and stressful. A good mayor relies
on a number of qualities: his astuteness, political and economic sense,
business skills, and naturally good planning (none of which I possess by the
way). SimCity 4 will allow you to test yourself and see if you have all of the
abovementioned qualities. Creating a flourishing city takes time and it was
always a huge and demanding job. In SimCity 4 the challenge is twice as hard.
After almost 2 years since the SimCity 3000 Unlimited, EA and Maxis have made a
completely improved sequel, which brings many innovations both in terms of
graphics, as well as gameplay."
"The most obvious improvement from the previous
games is the interface, which is now far simpler than it was in any other
SimCity title. Apparently the developers made an effort to fine-tune the GUI so
that it can appeal both to experienced and inexperienced SimCity players (it
looks just like The Sims GUI - Ed). Every available function and option is at
your fingertips; whether you want to expand the road, build a library, or erect
a new housing area, it is all very straightforward and very easy to learn. At
no time during the game will you be confused with useless pop-up menus and
extra options. Additionally, the redesigned interface and toolset makes
terraforming and map-editing practically trouble-free. Thanks to the GUI,
you'll rarely feel the need to use any shortcut keys. All in all, a fine job on
the interface and toolset."
"...Furthermore, when your city has grown a bit, there will be many
activities on the streets. If you zoom up to the maximum, you will see little
kiddies on swings, people playing basketball and tennis on courts you've so
generously made for them, trees will grow in due time, day and night cycles
will take place, etc. You'll see pretty much everything you'd expect to see in
a huge and prosperous metropolitan environment. Like always, it is especially
fun to watch your population and city involved in a sudden state of emergency
(it is wrong to seek pleasure in the misery of the virtual people of SimCity,
VADAR - Ed)..."
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