Cities: Skylines -­ The New SimCity?

Cities: Skylines ­- The New SimCity?

If you’re a fan of City Simulation games, or just a fellow Steam user browsing the new releases, you might’ve noticed a new game known as Cities: Skylines appear on the store-front. 
Cities: Skylines is the predecessor to the two game series: Cities in Motion, a line of transportation focused simulation games developed by Colossal Order; a medium sized game development company based out of Tampere, Finland. Cities: Skylines is a modern take on classic city simulation games, adding in features that games like SimCity lacked overall. Most fans of classic city simulation games are aware that the line of games known as SimCity has “dominated” the city simulation genre for many years, but has fallen off lately with the sub-par release of SimCity 2013.

If you hadn’t followed, SimCity 2013’s release was underwhelming to fans across the world, as the game was “unplayable” to most during the games opening release. This made SimCity’s “domination” of the city simulation genre slowly dwindle into the spot where it currently resides.


A New Light on City Simulation Games.


Cities: Skylines has shown it’s ability to make a better, more enjoyable city simulation experience. One feature that has intrigued many players is it’s “Day 1 Mod Support,” allowing anyone to:

“Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.”

This shows that Colossal Order is looking to create a city simulation game that is not only fun to play, but an overall “community friendly” experience. This “community friendly” experience has shown in the reviews for Cities: Skylines, as most reviews have been overwhelmingly positive; With a solid “10/10” from the Steam store, to an almost standard “9/10” from every gaming review website that has touched on the game.


Closing Thoughts.


Cities: Skylines shows potential to be the next SimCity. However, as players, we shouldn’t label it as
“The Next SimCity.” Cities: Skylines should just be known as Cities: Skylines, rather than a replacement for an entire series of games. Now, this isn’t an advertisement to go out and purchase
Cities: Skylines for $29.99, or $39.99 for the deluxe edition (NOW ON STEAM!), This is only speculation for the future of city simulation games. Whether you choose to play SimCity, Cities: Skylines ($29.99 available now!), or any other city simulation game, we should remember that it’s all up to the player, and their preferred choice.

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