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  • Summary: Guide your city from ancient times into the future with SimCity Creator for Nintendo DS. Evolve your city through time, starting with ancient times, the middle ages, modern times, present day and the future. Four play modes are available, Challenge, Free Play, Chance Encounter and Gallery, giving options to make the game as challenging or as creative as you want. Earn epic landmarks along the way to enhance your city and mark your progress into the next era. Choose your path through history and make a city for the ages. Employing the new city advisor system, you can make the game as complex or simple as you want. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Sim City goes all Bill and Ted's Awesome Reconstruction Adventure. Quite simply the only regional administration simulation you need to own.
  2. The most fun I've had with the SimCity franchise since SimCity 2000.
  3. Taking a page from the Civilization handbook, SimCity Creator offers an enjoyable evolutionary building experience.
  4. 70
    Thanks to its branching era structure, you'll be able to play this one over and over again, and perhaps one day you'll build that perfect city for the ages.
  5. Ultimately, SimCity Creator doesn’t offend and isn’t bare bones, but it’s definitely made for those new to the series than for those who were into it way before The Sims.
  6. SimCity Creator carries over some trademark gameplay aspects from the original SimCity series, though SimCity veterans may find Creator a bit simplified for their tastes.
  7. 40
    SimCity Creator might be entertaining if it were the last game on earth, but even then, we might just resort to Hangman.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. WilyCoyote
    Sep 29, 2008
    Great portable experience. Very cool update of the SimCity classic. Gets big points for cramming so much into a DS title. Plays a lot like SimCity 2000, which I LOVED. Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    Sim City Creator is a great game. The controls are easy to master and the graphics are good enough. The problem is, it's too slow.

    game's slow pace is extremely frustrating, to the point where you feel less inclined to play the game. I've had this game since the year it came out and I'm still on Dawn of Civilization(the very first level). In fact, since I didn't seem to be getting anywhere, I've more or less given up. It's a frustrating game, which is a same because despite the slow pace, the game is otherwise fun to play. Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    I always liked simcity on PC and overall this stays pretty true to the franchise, you can build up a city through the ages and unlock new buildings to watch your sims thrive. The only problem is that you have less freedom to do what you want in this game. There are always things going wrong and yu can only have 2 saves which means that those people who want to have serious cities and fun cities will really have to choose carefully. The map is also too small which means that it gets too hard to keep growing your city. If you like simcity like I do you will still find enjoyment for a while but its the little things that let it down. Expand