Growing up in the 90's I watched my sister play SimCity 2000. Growing up in the 2000's, I played Simcity 4. Nothing helped prepare me for a natural disaster better then this game (granted it wouldn't have helped me at all). I also learned how taxes worked, and the things the governments can do to either make or break a town. I loved sitting and watching other people play and destroy their city with tornadoes and fires. This helped me understand how to react in a panic situation by listening to my father preach about what to do.
Earlier this month, SimCity 5 came out. FINALLY I was able to play the beloved game I had grown up watching and play with new updates and new impressive graphics. Well, at least that is what I thought.
By the way the city posted above is the one I am currently working my ass off on. This one is probably the best one I have created so far...but something that I never thought or heard about within the game happened. I got a news alert as if I was watching T.V, saying that a zombie apocalypse is among the town. I didn't have a hospital yet so getting people to the help was difficult since all I had was a few clinics placed within the city. This ended up giving me a message that 78 buildings in my town were devoured by zombies. This game just got a lot more fun for me. I also had a fire spread and burn down an entire block. But the funny thing about this game is the feeling you get in your stomach when you cant do anything but watch the outcome of a fire. Even if you placed a brand new fire department right next door, it would still be closed for a few more house because it needs to hire people to work there.
Once last cool thing I would like to mention is how each person that walks around your city, has their own agenda. You can click on a person, and it will tell you whether he they are going to work, to the store to shop,and it even tells you what household they come with. this system even includes unique names for every single person in the game. The game also shows us the thoughts of the sim, and if they think the taxes are too high, shopping is great in this town, and they can also tell us if they feel unsafe due to the lack of protection due to not enough police patrolling, or firemen on the job putting out fires.
This game is beyond a game I recommend. I say pick it up now since the servers are fixed and play for hours upon hours like I have. I'm 20 years old and I finally realized what a budget is, and how to conserve money for more important things that I would need. The only difference is a few zeroes between my budge and the budget for my city.
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