But, in any case - it seems as if the new SimCity is to be launched on the 15th. We'll prolly have to wait a bit to get it in SA, hopefully before Christmas.
But here's the crunch:
I've read up on their page that they're breaking with tradition completely, and SimCity Societies is breaking away from the original zoning approach employed by the prior versions. Apparently, the whole thing is about citizen "energies". Sounds very new-agey hocus pocus to me. Also, the player manually places each and every building employed on the board. According to the makers, this was done because the old version was too "complex".
That's the whole reason I love SimCity! Now my fav game is going to be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator so that they can shift more units! SELLOUTS!
The screenshots of the new version looks utterly crap, too, with cartoon-like elements replacing the gritty reality as used in the older versions.
I'm parking this discussion here (and not on the SimCity website) because I want to get the opinions of people I know about this game.
So, are you a budding mayor?
Have you played any of the previous versions of SimCity?
...and most importantly, have you played the new SimCity Societies, and what are your impressions?