Hooked Gamers writes: "It has been awhile since I've played a full blown city-building game, the last being Sim City 2000. Sure, I've played games that require certain design functions similar to those of city builders. Games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon, that need you to place objects in the mini-city known as a fun park. But of course, these games are a bit more basic compared to the Maxis classic city simulation. So, when a copy of Cities XL landed on my desk, I had a small amount of apprehension as to how I would go about playing and reviewing the game. But, I did want to see how city builders had changed since my city building hiatus."