SimCity 2000

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FreakAboutSims
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SimCity 2000

Postby FreakAboutSims » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:07 pm

For some reason I still love the second installment of this franchise. It felt as if it was easy to create a city and the demand for RCI goes up very fast over time. I loved the fourth speed option compared to the three SimCity 4 gave us. I wish EA could just remaster the game and add slightly better graphics, not too much to take away it's charm. New buidlings, possibly to match that of the other SimCities. Just to make the game even more awesome.

I loved the city styles you could choose and building futuristic cities are very awesome, not to exclude the historical ones. The newspaper that kept coming up was very fun to read and sometimes I just read that instead of actually playing the game.

I wish to know how many still plays this old outdated game and still find it fun.

Good Evening.

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Postby pcgamer2 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:17 pm

Simcity 3000 is my cutoff line for age of games, sorry i can't play a game older then 10 years.

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Postby FreakAboutSims » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:02 pm

"pcgamer2" wrote:Simcity 3000 is my cutoff line for age of games, sorry i can't play a game older then 10 years.


Graphic fanboy?

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Postby fortuente » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:44 pm

I personally think this one was the best of all of them. I like 3000 a lot, but SC2K holds a special place in my heart.

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Postby Azeem » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:32 am

SC2K was what got me addicted to PC games. It's primitive by today's standards, but it's a classic nonetheless.

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Postby Zeal » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:24 am

SC2k was actually the first SC game I played
I still love it but lost my copy somewhere :(

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Postby MidrealmDM70 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:10 pm

"pcgamer2" wrote:Simcity 3000 is my cutoff line for age of games, sorry i can't play a game older then 10 years.



What not even Tic-Tac-Toe, Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Basketball, Football, Baseball...

Or did you just mean video games?

Hell - most of my favorites are over 10 years old.

Does anyone remember Zork? :p

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Postby fortuente » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:25 pm

"MidrealmDM70" wrote:
Does anyone remember Zork? :p


Speaking of which ...

http://thcnet.net/zork/

Zork ported to php and fully playable in a browser.

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Postby PantherX » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:09 am

"fortuente" wrote:Speaking of which ...

http://thcnet.net/zork/

Zork ported to php and fully playable in a browser.


Zork was fun, Hitchikers Guide to the galaxy was amazing and Leather Goddess of Phobos was out of this world.

Hitchiker's on the net
Leather Goddess
Note: I have not tested the above pages.

have fun! :cool:

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SimCity 2000

Postby GuitarCrazyo » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:53 am

SimCity 4 should be required playing for anyone talking about the property tax issue. Once you become "the Mayor" for a couple of decades and you start to understand that nothing is free and tough choices and decisions have to be made. Love that game.

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Postby SCSocietiesRulz » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:07 am

SC3K was my beginning of simcity games. SC2K was before my time lol

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Postby OperaChemistryandLaw » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:24 pm

What I missed most about SC2K was the actual newspapers. I found the later "tickers" lame and ruined a certain part of the entertainment aspect of the game. I mean, who doesn't chuckle at the pointless, random stories such as "Grandma Turns 800" and the more serious but still lighthearted "Time Running Out" (indicating your power plants are going to expire).

The petitioners in SC3K were win (although there should have been more), and I was rather dissappointed when SC4 got rid of it, with the advisors just telling you everything you needed to do. It's almost like when SC4 came out, the mayor lost all connection with the people. (The My Sim mode in SC4 was inane in concept. They are like mayor's confidants who aren't mayor's confidants. A single person doesn't reflect a larger society.)

In my opinion, that's the real corner the franchise got into, and not that the game became too difficult for the common gamer. That's why I like SCS for what it is. I just think EA and Tilted Mill could have done more for it. (Hint-- bring back the petitioners, have sims form interest groups!)

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Postby Azeem » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:16 am

That's also what I liked about SC3k. Occasionally the petitioners would get annoying when they whine about taxes (even if you lower taxes a lot already), but they gave the impression of a city with constituents and not just a bunch of randomly generated numbers.

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Sc2k

Postby John-SJ » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:26 pm

I've played all of the SimCity games. The original SimCity was one of my first games on PC and I played it endlessly.

Then, when SC2K was released, I bought it and loved it! I loved its simplicity. I loved the Archologies! The soaring populations numbers and the problems they created.

SC2K in my mind, was the pinnacle of the SimCity franchise. SC3K and SC4 are both enjoyable enough, but they seem more like work. SC2K was, as Will Wright called it, a software toy more than it was a game or a simulation.

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Postby Azeem » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:53 pm

Didn't Will Wright say that about the original SC or was he referring to both SC and SC2k?

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Postby John-SJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:31 pm

I'm sure you're right Azeem. I just lumped SC2K in because, in my mind at least, it still falls into the "toy" category, whereas SC3K and SC4 I would call simulations rather than toys.

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Postby tomnobles » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:12 pm

Yep, too bad for city builders, he's working on a reality TV show now. Have to start building railroads or something else I guess. Looks like city builders are gone. Cities XL made a bomb. Maybe they'll make a come back (rumors of 2011).

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Postby tobing » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:40 pm

City builders are not gone. First there are the existing games, which all work fine on Windows XP at least. And I may add that I'm working on Villages and Cities to be another city builder, taking place in medieval Europe, to be enjoyed.
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Postby John-SJ » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Hey Tobing, is Villages and Cities a community effort game? If so, are you actually coding? Or still working out the design?

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Postby Azeem » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:04 am

City builders gone? Certainly not. They just haven't gone beyond their niche markets mostly because they don't cater to the mainstream (not that they should). Settlers VII is out, the Anno series is still around, Tropico 3 came out a few months ago.


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