I remember a golden time in my life when if I went to go play a game, it was always SimCity 2000. I was a little young to experience the original in all its non-isometric glory, but so what? SimCity 2000 was a huge landmark in gaming at the time and a go-to for everyone in my elementary school. You can bet your ass that I’ve been waiting for another proper SimCity game for going well on a decade now and news of its arrival next year has 9-year-old me bouncing off the walls.
Maybe I shouldn’t just spot press releases, but I figured I would give you context as to why I’m so jovial over this. SimCity is such a huge pastime for me and while I didn’t play it much for a long while (mostly because of the lack of a new iteration), I can already see it being a great way for me to unwind after a long day at work. A new appreciation of the mostly low-stress concept that the Sim game brought to the table in the first place.
As for SimCity 2000. I remember building a city that nearly became covered in archeologies. I think it was called…Saulton. But I don’t claim that 9 year-old me was the best at naming things either.