The simcity series was a good and very successful franchise, that is, until this game came out. The concept changed really differently it became really easy with gameplay. Instead of planning with the RCI zones, you could just plop the building right in front of you, which really doesn't mimic the reality of managing and building a city, unlike simcity 4 or the rest of the previous simcity games. If it just had the same concept as the other simcity games it would have more potential and would have gotten better reception. Maxis also took out many features, including the advisors, roads, regions, and terraforming. But it did add a few interesting features like trophies and building styles. If this is your first time having a tycoon game, simcity societies is good enough, but i would not recommend it if you had many other sim/city-building games before.
Have you ever wanted to create and manage your very own society? If so, you need to wait for that game to come out, because Simcity Societies is all about placing a few buildings and push a few buttons here and there.... Read Full Review
The reason I play the other SimCity games is because I enjoy the micro-managing, city building, with it's humourous take on realism. Not only is it about balancing your budget, but it's about planning for pipes and power... Read Full Review