I was really excited to play SimCity 4 I love games with complex dynamics and beautiful graphics. SimCity 4 does have beautiful graphics, I really like the isometric view. But I've quickly gotten tired of it and don't play anymore.

The game is very complex. The problem is it lacks any tools to help you understand what's going on in the simulation. My cities get stuck at some low population level and I can't find out why. It's frustrating, not fun.

The documentation is awful; you have to buy the $20 strategy guide to even make the game playable. Even the folks who play obsessively can't figure out how to get all the big buildings.

  2003-02-28 16:30 Z