Things Sim City 2013 needed

A lot of things have been said about the latest Sim City game, things about the DRM, the Online servers, the tiny city sizes. I'm not going to rehash that. But there are a few things that I think were left out that could have made the game great.

  1. Subways
    Since my very first experience with Sim City way back when, there have been Subways. Somethings about the new game made a lot of sense, doing away with Powerlines and pipes, replacing them with roads made a lot of sense... but the lack of subways was a real killer, and makes the traffic seem like a nightmare.
  2. Public Policy.
    There is very little use in upgrade your town hall, sure you get access to a few buildings, but meh, after that? Just so much dross. What they could have done was adding the ability to set public policy from those buildings and wings. If you've ever played Tropico you know what I'm talking about, Edicts.

    The ability to set things like "police crackdown" or "school bakesale" or things like that, would have added much needed flavour to the game which at times is all about sitting around waiting for something to happen.
More to come.


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