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A strong gameplay mechanic, well-built graphics are the highlights of SimCity Buildit, EA’s port of the SimCity we loved. Also noteworthy are the fully 3D engine, the complex and engaging UI system, the variety of game modes and a decent multiplayer online feature. Cities can be customized to be anything you want them to be — and besides the fact that the player can visit and team up with friends online, nothing is set in stone. There are some strange problems with the graphics engine, including a few muddy textures and some frustrating camera angles, but this is a game that every fan of epic city building is going to want to undertake.

More than any other single factor, the graphics and gameplay are what make SimCity Buildit stand apart. The story gives you the power as the mayor of a developing city. As one of the few people in the world with the power of of governing a city, you are tasked to bring such place to its peak — expanding, making citizen happy, and progress to a greater heights.

Graphically, SimCity is a mixed bag — but the good far outweighs the bad. The sprites and elements are large and well detailed, but they do tend toward the blocky side. The world is colorful and fully 3D, but quite often you’re not sure what’s interactive and what isn’t. Some of the textures are strangely low-res and muddy, and the camera will occasionally lock down tightly on the characters. The cars and buildings are beautiful to the absurd, and most of them have some slight collision detection problems.

Of course you can only control the things that a mayor has the power to do so in a city, but you still have the option though to be in god-mode where you can summon things like godzilla. This doesn’t pose much of a problem, though, since the AI system is solid and it does response very well to different kind of scenarios.

SimCity Buildit

When playing with the numbers game of course SimCity Buildit by EA has my nod. I am giving this game probably around 9 out 10. But with the use of, I am giving this probably an increase of .5 since you can have free SimCash and Simoleons if that is the case. Yeah, it might be a questionable rating knowing that it does have a lot of critics saying that the game has never reached their expectations. What they usually forget is that this game is a mobile version of that from the PC, so you really can’t expect much from it aside from having the authentic SimCity game in it. Overall, this game is worthwhile city building experience with a great story and tons of character.