WorthPlaying: Cities XL Preview

WorthPlaying writes: "While often considered a niche genre, city-building games still maintain a space in the hearts of many gamers, especially those who grew up playing PC titles like Sim City. The genre is still popular enough to entice developers and publishers, with Sim City titles, for example, still appearing on store shelves every few years. Lest everyone think that only Maxis is interested in the genre, French developer and publisher Monte Cristo has made a name for itself within the market with its City Life series. The City Life games attempted to do more than just give players a virtual urban playground to build (and destroy) - City Life required that players manage social classes within the cities, making sure that there were plenty of employment and leisure opportunities for the rich and the poor."

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