Kotaku Goes Hands-On With SimCity

Kotaku’s Jim Reilly got some hands-on time with EA Mobile’s SimCity, and most of what he has to say is complementary.

Excepted:

“Whatever you do, though, don’t go thinking this is SimCity Lite. This mobile version is fully featured, with pre-built cities, accountant recommendations, water pipes, natural disasters, etc. The works.

Zooming in as close as you can on the 2D sprites reveals intricate details, such a smoke emitting from towers, or shading alongside the buildings. Overall, a really nice graphical presentation that compares similarly to SimCity 3000. You won’t be able to rotate the map, however.”

SimCity is due out sometime this month. We are heading to the Apple Store in San Francisco next Monday afternoon to play the, take video, and interview the producer, so we’ll have more SimCity material soon!

[from Kotaku]