App Review: SimCity Deluxe by Electronic Arts
Starting off with the graphics. Previous SimCity games have always been low detail and little special effects, even on the pc! This game adds the new zoom in-and-out effect allowing you to pinch to zoom out and pinch in to zoom in. When zoomed in the graphics and detail of the buildings and roads get even better, without slowing down game performance. Overall, graphics for the game is rated 6/10
Audio, I was a little disappointed with the music on the game. It is irritating and gets a little old after about 20min. Sound effects for disasters are fairly good. When you put your device in sleep mode and go back to the game all sound is muted and you will have to start over. As far as the audio I give it a 5/10
Gameplay. Most people have had problems with the game saying it either freezes or crashes. I have a 8g iPod and I have had no problems with the game crashing or freezing although the audio problem could be fixed. I had got the free version of the game before I got the full and I did have problems with crashes, but not with the paid. Gameplay overall 7/10
Features: This game offers some new added features including changing seasons, several starting cities to choose from, seasonal catastrophes and even editing the land before your start your city. For those who don’t wont to build their own city, starters are perfect for you. Although they will need extra help and a lot of work to get started.
My opinion: This is a great game, I have had no problems with the game crashing,failing or anything on my iPod. I would like to see more features and updates coming soon!
My Rating: 8/10
What I did like: This game is very challenging to play and has great graphics.
What I did not like: The music of the game could be changed, don’t really like it. Few bugs could be fixed.