SimCity’s Cities of Tomorrow expansion explained in new gameplay walkthrough

SimCity Cities of Tomorrow expansion

By on October 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Although the upcoming ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ expansion for SimCity doesn’t include an offline mode (stop reading now, if that’s all you were looking for) it does include gigantic monolithic future cities and a gigantic monolithic future-conglomerate company named OmegaCo who make, well, Omega.

Omega seems to take over the city somewhat like a virus: initially you need to pour resources into creating Omega and funding OmegaCo’s growth into your city, but soon they’ll start buying up other businesses, all of which will start paying you to pump Omega through the city. Of course it turns out Omega actually is addictive, hugely toxic and possibly explosive and may just permanently destroy the world, but that’s apparently part of the fun.

You can learn more about Omega in the video below or read this here blog entry from Maxis.

(And yes, Maxis are considering adding an offline mode.)

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While it’s great they’re adding more content, why the hell would you continually ignore your customer base’s main dislikes? If they made the city sizes much larger I’d buy it Right now. This very second, I don’t even care about the online mode (mainly because I know they’re getting rid of it). Just let me build a big fucking city!

 

kinkykel:
Just let me build a big fucking city!

What sort of game do you think this is? They may need to lift the population cap if they did that. Might have strife getting an R18 as well.

 

Why are they working so hard to make this game about absolutely anything except building a city?

 

I really like the futuristic look and will grab it and play SimCity again just for this.

 

Murray Hibble:
I really like the futuristic look and will grab it and play SimCity again just for this.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

 

This game had so much potential. and then…… I dont know what happened.

 

vcatkiller,

You’re a bad man…

 

Oh look more stuff that I can’t fit in my city that gets deleted all the time.

 

Murray Hibble:
I really like the futuristic look and will grab it and play SimCity again just for this.

OR you could play a better game. Like Anno 2070. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DScmQMoqaHE

 

kinkykel,

This game runs on 8 year old hardware.

Watchdogs only runs on 3 year old hardware. Let that sink in for a bit.

 

rapid101,

That’s funnily enough why games have options, you know…so you can scale it down to 8 year old hardware, or perhaps adjust settings to take advantage of your 8 week old hardware…

 

rapid101:
kinkykel,

This game runs on 8 year old hardware.

Watchdogs only runs on 3 year old hardware. Let that sink in for a bit.

I’m glad to see that EA/Maxis have worked so hard to ensure that even people with old hardware have the opportunity to be bitterly disappointed by this game as-well. Well done.

 
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