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Since: 19.1.02
From: Minnesota

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Master of Orion 3 is slated for a Feb. 25 release.

Ugh. I'm so sick of waiting for this game already. I'm getting a little tired of playing MOO2 and Civ 3 to get rid of my strategy jones.

Though, my roomate would say that I shouldn't be this impatient for a new game only a week after I bought SimCity 4.

Just thought I'd pass that along, though I'm sure the hardcore fans already know.

Now, just a little tid-bit or two I picked up on FFX-2:

I guess these are spoilers...

1. There seems to be a cinematic with Yuna and Tidus. I don't know what that means, and I can't find anything about it other than it exists. Could be a flashback. Could be that he's in the game. Who knows. Yuna is in her old clothes, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything because...

2. In what reads like a mish-mash of the sphere system and the jobs system from FF Tatics, is the "Dress-Sphere". You can pick jobs for your three characters with each job having it's own skills tree and, of course, outfit. Which explains why Yuna's popped as both a gun-totting, booty-shorts-wearing bad ass and as a pure staff-waving, white-robe-wearing

Sounds like fun....All this coming to a store near you sometime after March.

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Since: 2.1.02
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How is SimCity 4?

I wanna rock right now. My name's Jean-Paul and I came to posedown.

Since: 19.1.02
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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by Ubermonkeys
    How is SimCity 4?

Alot like Sim City 3000.

The graffics are wonderful, but they're going to tear your system up if you're not careful (though you can severly turn them down if you want). There's graffical patterns for almost every time of day (In terms of stuff like shadows, and the fact that you can see morning and evening commute, when school is in, and when your parks and recreation facilities are being used--for example, the skate park is never full unless school is out) all that's incredibly cool, but can eat up rescourses (I haven't run into any sever problems though).

Interface handles like a dream, though your advisors rarely have anything interesting to say. It's all point and clicky, with a "Sims" options bar which you can hide if you're trying to keep it out of the way. It's very functional. The game draws streets for you if you build a city block long enough, which can get to be annoying, but you get used to it.

MySim mode is a bit of a disappointment. You can't import all your Sims, and they provide you with basically what ammounts to a wealth of information that you already know. It's funny to see though, the first few messages you get from each individual wealth class, though THEY get repetative too. And, there is a bug where your upper class Sim gets fired and can't find his way to work unless his house is completely surrounded by road. Also, I've yet to be able to find and use the "Mayor" avatar, so I don't know that it exists, and your "kid" Sims port as adults, which is a little dissappointing.

Other than that though, it's a blast. Like I said, MySim mode is a waste after the first few times you use it, though it adds a bit more of a personal touch, they just need to work on it alot. It's got good features and all the stuff you're used to, just don't expect a major improvement. It's SimCity 3000 in a prettier package. Though to be fair, it's a MUCH prettier package and lots of fun.

I'd say a "B" for if you were looking for something revolutionary, and an "A" if you were just looking for some more fun SimCity action.

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