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Cities: Skylines Review | Fixing SimCity's arrested development [Dealspwn]

Dealspwn writes: "It’s time for us to finally move on from SimCity, as Colossal Order have taken the familiar aspects of city building simulators and given it enough of their own spin to make it fresh. It’s certainly not a flawless attempt, and will definitely need some post-launch patching, but the fun factor is there alongside the addictive gameplay. I guess you could even say that, for a first attempt, the foundations are solid as a rock."

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Blues Cowboy1853d ago

Oh hell yes, about time. Been excited about this for ages, glad to see that someone's seen the gap in the market left by SimCity's botched attempt (sad as Maxis' closure is).

TheImprobableMulk1853d ago

Despite the fact I got it a lot cheaper than the RRP, I was still angry at spending money on SimCity at launch. It's why I've approached Cities: Skylines with a bit of caution, but I'm very glad it managed to actually get the gameplay right. Might have to look at that £15 for this one deal I saw earlier...

Blues Cowboy1853d ago

It's a bargain to be sure. Shows how differently EA and PDX approach development and publishing - SimCity charged a ridiculous amount for a restrictive experience, whereas Skylines offers much more for much less.

I know which one I'd prefer!

bggriffiths1853d ago

It's hard to believe that EA messed up so badly with Sim City and this little studio has nailed it.

Blues Cowboy1853d ago

Passion and skill > fat marketing budgets and DRM. Who knew! :P

TheImprobableMulk1853d ago

In fairness, SimCity did act as a handy "what not to do" guide for Colossal Order to follow.