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9 Minutes of the New SimCity in Action (Video)

by Joey Davidson | October 4, 2012October 4, 2012 8:00 pm PDT

When SimCity Social released for Facebook over the summer, I had this glimmer of hope that it would be a small foray into the city simulation genre that I’ve missed so much. I was wrong, it was another click-and-share-a-thon. It made me sad, and it really made me want to enjoy a real SimCity experience.

You’ll understand, then, why I’m looking forward to the next SimCity from EA and Maxis. The video below shows off more than nine minutes of in-game action for the SimCity currently set to release in 2013. It’s a “strategy” video, and EA has marked it #1, so we’ll assume a good series of these clips is bound our way.

If you’re a fan of simulation builders, dig in and enjoy. Nine minutes isn’t even a drop in the bucked of time I’ve spent with these types of games, and the idea of diving into this experience next year is exceptionally exciting.

I just hope EA doesn’t burden the experience with an always-on requirement. The game has been said to feature an always-on multiplayer element, but I’d much rather enjoy my own city from an entirely independent perspective. As much as I love the SimCity series, an always-online requirement would all but kill this game for me.

Where do you folks stand?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...