The latest sim city builder game has arrived on PC that takes the
original premise of the original game and moves it to the next level
with a plethora of new buildings and maps to help unleash the hidden
muse in all of us.
Be warned though, especially for those lovers of this
genre because City Life Edition 2008 is one of those games that will
draw you in from its addictive gameplay and before you know it...
time will slip away without you even knowing.
For those uninitiated, City Life 2008 could be considered a more
in-depth and modern version of the original classic Sim City game which
allows players to create basic dwellings to massive imposing
skyscrapers in order to create your dream city. The beauty of City Life 2008 is that no city is ever the
same and depending on your mood and imagination, each time you
build, your city will be a new experience.
Apart from creating your utopian metropolis, you also need to manage
your city's population by giving them all the comforts and luxuries
that they desire in order to bring more income into your city. This
also relates to micromanagement such as health care and minimizing
pollution in your city, ensuring that your city grows and does not
fall into a dangerous third country riot.
The developers have also added a variety of flare into the title by
including six interesting and different subcultures which adds some
"life" to your city. These subcultures must also be managed in order
to prevent conflict between the cultures which will lead your city
to destruction. These interesting premises in City Life 2008 makes
for some great gameplay, albeit frustrating but quite satisfying.
must admit that the little "god" within me had quite an entertaining
time manipulating these subcultures and sometimes turning a blind
eye to their motivations which led to some interesting gameplay
which makes this title more than just another city building game.
Graphically, City Life 2008 is a visual and highly detailed treat on
the PC with some amazing attention to the detail. Best of all, this
current incarnation of City Life 2008 features a variety of new
buildings and structures, giving those both new and old gamers the
chance for something different.
The main thing you will notice about
City Life 2008 are the small things and it's almost like watching an
ant colony run their life, unaware that they are being controlled or
Musically, City Life 2008 features an ambient soundtrack to assist
in immersing the player into this wondrous city and match that with
the realistic sounds of the city, it may not be the most impressive
sounding game but in terms of realism, it fits the title perfectly.
In this day and age of first person shooters, sports and more sports
on the PC, it's nice to have a fresh game like City Life Edition 2008 to
give those "thinking" gamers a different perspective on their gaming
diet. With a variety of new features, both entertaining and
sometimes frustrating, City Life Edition 2008 is definitely recommended to
those gamers who love "Sim" titles.