Finally a mobile version of the original Simcity is now available for iOS and Android with Simcity Buildit. So, obviously this is coming from EA, otherwise known as Electronic Arts. The good thing about this is that you can play it wherever you go as long as you have the online connectivity that it requires, and on top of that it is a Free-to-Play game. Now, when hearing the word F2P, then you might guess that it would be a game perhaps in the style of Farmville. And guess what? You might be right in making such assumption.
Taking a look at the game, you got this little hats and buildings. Do take note that Simcity Buildit is not your conventional city simulation game that we got to know from the franchise. It is more of a city management game. It is not a fun game neither, but it is considered to be a very entertaining, addicting, and a very frustrating game at times. And this game, as we have known from EA, clearly wants to milk money from its gamers as much as possible.
You basically needs to make use of your Simcity hack online as balance as possible that is to make your citizens happy while making money to upgrade and expand your city. The most common way of making money is by upgrading buildings, and with more money and upgraded buildings, you earn more, you can house more, and your city gets bigger eventually. Just like its bigger title on PC, you have to manage the city’s resources like power, water, minerals etc. As a management game, you have to listen to your citizen because that is one way of how you can do the right thing most of the time. If one complains about traffic, then you can build more roads. If others complain about crimes, then you can put up police station. And the list goes on.
Overall, as a long time fan of the Simcity series, I am not really that impressed with the SimCity Buildit game on mobile. It took away the very essence of the game, that is city simulation. This is not anymore that kind of game where you basically create a city and everything falls in your hands. There were so many features that were omitted. This may, however, be attractive to some gamers who love the idea of bringing a “sort of” Simcity game wherever they go. But as far as the standards go, EA should could have made a better game than this.