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It isn't what I'd call simple
.
Sure its easy to just put the game on maximum speed and build up a city and fill out your plot of land, but the complexity (and fun) in this SimCity comes from maximizing efficiency.

They made the game easy enough that people can just build up a large city quite easily indeed, but making a city that:

-is sustainable in the long run
-that doesn't die at some point die due to congestion/poor road planning/lack of transport options
-simply run out of money
-has a good available worker/job ratio
-hasn't turned the land black from ground pollution
-etc.

is much, much more difficult. Easy to play (which ironically makes most people who feel its too easy, feel like they're 'winning', when they probably aren't at all), but hard to really play properly.

As I said, yes you can somewhat easily make a built up city that's nice to look at from afar, but its not easy to make one that actually works efficiently.

Maybe that's so, I haven't played it myself, just watched a buddy for a few hours. It looked entertaining, there is no doubt about that, but I'm still having a hard time parting with $40 for it.

We have another "game sesh" this weekend, maybe he'll finally con me into buying it.
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Good for them. The primordial earth sim is intriguing.
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The spore they promised and the spore we got as a final product was so dumb down it made me hate myself for spending 50 bucks on it.
I'm happy they are going with the concept, if they would make it more adult oriented and with a more scientific/geologic/biologic view behind it, I will totally buy it. Make it a game that spore should of been, but with a waaay bigger learning curve, not a game for 8 year olds or people with 55IQ.
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The spore they promised and the spore we got as a final product was so dumb down it made me hate myself for spending 50 bucks on it.
I'm happy they are going with the concept, if they would make it more adult oriented and with a more scientific/geologic/biologic view behind it, I will totally buy it. Make it a game that spore should of been, but with a waaay bigger learning curve, not a game for 8 year olds or people with 55IQ.

I played it at a friend's, he bought it. I had enough with that.

The beginning was nice, with all the developing of the cell and so on, but then it became simplistic, easy, and repetitive. And in the end I just stopped liking it.
   
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