SimCity Buildit – The good, the bad, the recommendations!

SimCity Buildit, the game which players have been waiting for for years from gaming god John Romero. Did this game deserve all the hype and the wait? Well, in a word, no. What you have is a game that screams “Generic Doom-clone.” Which, I suppose, isn’t so bad since Romero was responsible for Doom anyway.

Perhaps the biggest source of my frustration for this game is that it is really pretentious. Few things are more annoying than a run-down jallopy trying to pass of as a BMW. Likewise, SimCity Buildit tries to pass itself of as many things, but fails utterly. All the hype, the interviews with Romero, all of these things led me to believe that SimCity Buildit was an incredible first person shooter with strong RPG elements, a great story, story-based character development and the most insane graphics ever seen. Did it deliver? Hell no. Hearing Romero talk so intelligently in the interviews about his game ethic, I was simply shocked to see the end-product of his efforts. It was a damn chore trying to play this game. See the rest of the review for the details, if you care to do so.

Another reason why I hate this game was the long wait. I’d been hyped to play this game for a long time. With all the delays, you’d think they’d fixed this game up and come up with some really innovative gameplay. Wrong. Gameplay is just about the same as it was since the Doom/Quake days, with some minor enhancements. A few years ago this would have been fine, but when I got this game I was also playing Thief II, and before that I was losing sleep over Rogue Spear. Simply put, with games like that, why would I want to play this generic, unoriginal shooter?

I must confess that I only played until about halfway through the second episode. Even so, I had the feeling that this game had little left to offer. It was more than enough for me; I can assure you, what I’ve seen of the game is more than enough for me to write this very unflattering review. In fact, if I’d seen any more, this review might be even more unflattering.

My recommendations for this game are as follows:

Die-hard Ion Storm/Romero fans, go buy this game! Maybe your fandom will save you. Novice gamers who have no experience whatsoever with First Person Shooters, this might interest you. It’s a fuzzy mirror of the old Doom gameplay which bred this entire FPS thing. Still, I think you’re better off with Doom.

Everyone else, avoid this game at all costs. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that Warren Spector is working for Romero nowadays.

Flashy weather effects, so-so voice acting, and the possibility that you bought this game from a shop that allows returns.

Plain old gameplay, frustrating level design, rocks-for-brains-and-faces monsters and sidekicks, uninspired weapons, terrible music, stock sound effects, a sword that takes too long to train, a stupid story, a ridiculous save system, and the worst character designs I have ever seen in a shooter. I think if I played the game to the end I’d be able to add more to this pathetically long list of bad things.

Fifteen hours of my life! I’ll never get those fifteen hours back! Money can be replaced, but those were fifteen hours of my life, WASTED FOREVER!!!!

Daikatana – Something worth trying!

Having no computer for the longest time i wasn’t annoyed by daikatana always being delayed. Was it four years? Anyway what a great game. Fantastic story line as you hiro the main character must find the stolen daikatana that promotes time travel to change the past as you were the grandson of the the creator of this mighty sword. Great. The game is huge as it spans 4 time periods so it’s as if your playing 4 games. Well worth your time. Many have disliked but you should give this a try as this is what i think is the best first person shooter created and i was so pleased with the game. The multiplayer is great too. Up to 16 players a level. The levels are great going from a village in the wintertime to temples high in the sky. Great weapons and it’s not a mad scramble for the best weapon as you can kill people with any weapon there even if he has the best weapon it’s not impossible to kill them. There are different scenarios like just a death match to capture the flag. Very well thought out modes. This is a great game and well worth the wait.

Great gameplay. Responsive controls never sluggish. A plus is that the control scheme is fully customizable on your keyboard and mouse and if you hate keyboards this game is controller compatible for those who don’t like using two things at once. Over 25 weapons and 50+ enemies each unique every enemy attacking differently and each weapon is different and original like a c4 proximity launcher or a pot you through that burns around in a fairly wide radius not huge (it’s a pot afterall). Another refreshing element is that when you rescue your buddies a girl and a big guy by the name of Superfly they help you on your journey. I don’t know about you but it’s great to have buddies by your side to help you out. You always are in suspense as you never no what to expect its great and keeps you involved. No problems in this section next…..

Graphics… What can i say they’re beautiful comparable to Super Mario Run Cheats. Detailed worlds detailed characters and nice textures. Frame rate is consistent although levels loads come weird times to go into the next little part. I have a very average graphic card that came with the computer and at 640 by 480 the graphics are very nice buildings are crisply designed and you rarely would see perhaps dots of graphic seams going together very well done. animations are suberb birds fly in realistic patterns and actual machines or humans walk and act realistically. At the bottom of the screen ti shows your health and ammo left while having a picture of your guys face as you see it get more cut up as you go along and on the right it shows the pictures of the weapons you contain. Realistic explosions and deaths make this a great game. If you get a nice good graphic card the graphics will just absolutely be stunning in hi-res mode.
Just fantastic.

Sound is well it’s another great part of the game. First the music. Plenty of great songs mp3 style very well done and sound fine. There is plenty of speech at least 8 hours of speech very clear and crisp so you always understand what the guy is saying without it sounding dull or boring. When you die there are realistic death screams and explosions are very nice sounding. If you keep an ear out your able to hear the footsteps of someone snaling up on you of fighting around the corner. Just a great game. Also when using pistols and chinguns you can hear the bullet casings hit the ground and bounce along. Very realistic and you don’t have to strain your ears to hear it because the sound is very clear in this game. Great overall sound to add to an already suburb videogame. I beleive this game is a real winner. Thank you Romero for creating such a fantastic game.

Farming Simulation at its Core with Hay Day

When SuperCell announced Hay Day, and followed that new games would be worn on both iOS and Android, we dig into the inevitable waiting to play great games like Clash of Clans. Imagine our surprise when we saw Day Hay fully playable on smartphones at E3. Of course, this game represented the simian in great shape – although black and white, but it was time for an update. After all the extras in the excellent port Clash of Clans.


Hay Day is a tag-team through more than 100 levels overall; you control and manage a farm and give your best in order to bring it to the best possible. Of course, you will be assisted from time to time by your online friends. Good thing SuperCell keep this online game to encourage friends and those who know the game with each other. Along the way you will encounter Funky, Cranky and Candy many challenges in a manner similar to other simulation games. In fact, much of the new menu system reminds us of Farmville, and the game is visually similar to the City of original Farm. But after a swing on a vine through the lush tropical trees made, you will know this game is all Hay Day.


Many added features adorn recent output Hay update on iOS and Android, while some of the original features are reduced. It seems that some levels have been made easier, while others are more difficult; Simultaneous mode two original players was not available to play. In the original Hay Day game presented in the preview, you and a friend can play cooperatively or compete with each other, but it is not known if these modes will be included. The Android version will feature a bonus of two players and mini games via the online mode, but the game in co-op modes and competition will still be sorely missed if left out.


It’s good to see Rare include support for the single player mode rarely used, and with all the colors and shades, it is obvious that this game alone color will make full use of the new equipment. Use and refine the engine Hay Day seems perfectly suited for agriculture simulation like this, and it is impressive to see that it is possible and can be improved. We will wait patiently for its future updates that will surely add some features that may be of interest to us just like the idea of having unlimited diamonds and resources presented on this site about the game.