A couple of days ago I was reacquainted with an old friend of mine: SimCity. I think SimCity was the first strategy/simulation game I ever really played on the PC, and the first time I sat down with it I continued to dream about it when I went to sleep – not the best of signs.
What’s interesting is that I was never any good at the game, probably because I never read the manual. Still, it’s a blast. The latest SimCity release is SimCity 4 and it hit the shelves back in 2003, but I haven’t had the change to play it until this week when I downloaded an evaluation copy1.
This time I went through all the tutorials before I started playing and knowing a little about how things are done makes it – not surprisingly – even more fun. It’s a classic case of RTFM.
All hail mayor Vegard!