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No Terraforming in SimCity

An article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun breaks down some footage of a live presentation that includes a look at SimCity, EA Maxis' upcoming installment in the classic urban planning series. They take note of a couple of things the new game will not include, starting with terraforming, as word is the landscapes are regarded as puzzles where figuring out how to suit your construction to the terrain is part of the challenge. They also note that while the game will include boat transports, but will eliminate subways. Thanks Joao.

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30. Re: No Terraforming in SimCity Oct 12, 2012, 08:15 Beamer
 
deqer wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 23:40:
landscapes are regarded as puzzles where figuring out how to suit your construction to the terrain is part of the challenge.
So easy to come up with fluffy excuses like this to justify their greedy decisions to remove terraforming. "it's a puzzle, and you should accept it as a challenge." lulz

But that's how landscapes were in SC2 - puzzles. The hard part was always figuring out how to work with the landscape you were given. Building a functional city otherwise was easy.

However, it was also fun. I liked being able to raze a mountain when I needed to, or build out into an ocean because I was running out of room.
 
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