Aside from a really cool probably educational game where you explored sunken ships in a full diving bell, my favorite PC gaming memory is an old one. I was addicted to SimCity. I loved building up a city only to destroy it with hurricanes, fires, and tornadoes. I'd aim for massive efficiency, bury it under rubble, then find new ways to do the same things. My love of those games have continued for years. I only recently put down The Sims 3 (switched my primary computer months after the screen cracked) where my primary goal was designing new and bizarre houses and bringing my Sims to the brink of death again and again. I'd force married couples to break up and start dating their comically mismatched neighbors. I'm a terrible Sim abuser and I will not apologize for it.
Looks like EA games has decided to mash the two together. Enjoy the civic planning of SimCity by way of the elaborate real time multi-city interaction of The Sims 3. The game trailer from E3 looks beautiful.
While I appreciate the giant dinosaur attack, I say it needs more hurricanes. Every Sim game is better with hurricanes.
SimCity is a PC-exclusive coming out in February 2013. via Kotaku.
So, will you be playing the new SimCity? Have a favorite Sim-brand game? I still putter around on Sim Theme Park after my brother convinced the family not to buy me RollerCoaster Tycoon for Christmas a dozen years ago. What about you? Sound off below.