Cities XL Platinum

Cities XL Platinum

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CygnusX2112 Apr 13, 2014 @ 10:50am
Worth buying or not?
I've really been in the mood for something like this lately. I wanted to buy simcity 5 but everyone still says the game is horrible. I play tropico but it just feels... limited. This looks extremely good but some of the reviews have me worried.
So, is it worth it?
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taxidriver Apr 13, 2014 @ 11:03am 
i like it very much, for me its better than sim city
if your town gets bigger, it needs a lot of hardware-resources, but you can lower details as traffic, pedestrians etc., but from ~400 000ppl+, the game slowed down a bit (was my old PC, tho)
Last edited by taxidriver; Apr 13, 2014 @ 11:09am
Having loved every Sim City game from the original to SC4, I've well over 125 hours invested in Cities XL 2011 alone. If you liked Sim City in the past, you'll love Cities XL. It takes a bit of getting used to when you first start out, but there is quite a bit more you can do with it.

Be sure to look up the Real Highway Mod for Cities XL once you've played for a while. The stock highways are limited, and just building highways with RHM can be tons of fun.
Baro Apr 19, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
well the ranking for city builders is like this (in my humble opinion):

Simcity 4
Simcity 3
Cities XL Platinum / 2012 (isn't much of a difference...)
Simcity 5 (well simcity 2000 and the first simcity would be better too... but the are old xD)

with some tweaks and the 4gb-patch CXL will have a quite good performence too (still the core-problems will still be there, memory leak for example, but a quick restart will do just fine ^^)
heime2003 Apr 22, 2014 @ 2:41am 
this game looks good but weak for simulation part
u cant feel ur city evolve much
Bloodshot Apr 22, 2014 @ 8:37pm 
I'd stick with SimCity. It has a better presentation, a functional, stylized UI, solid soundtrack, responsive controls.

I picked up CitiesXL Platinum in a previous Humble Bundle. For me, the UI is generic and ugly, the soundtrack is awful, it can be unresponsive in terms of plopping buildings, and the whole thing does feel plain and generic. That being said I think there are more overall options for CitiesXL for types of terrain and general building strategies. You are also not limited to such small cities as in SimCity.

I cannot comment too much in terms of in depth simulation aspects as I'm a rather casual city builder player. Even so, I can admit to some rather stupid AI moments for SimCity.

Although I have not played it, from my reading, SimCity IV is by far and away better than both of these combined. It should be considered the go-to city builder, even if you haven't played it yet. It will definitely be my next choice as well. I've briefly played some Tropico 3/4 and find it rather enjoyable as well, but not enough to where I can relate to others experiences.

_theball_ Apr 25, 2014 @ 3:43am 
You should buy ;) In this world hasn't anything perfect. Simcity and CitiesXL are good simulation game. CitiesXL has many things (and them don't have in Simcity for example can control kind of building , can route bus and metro , bigger map , environment [water,oil] never run out[I like this best hahaha] and can set hight or deep of bridge and tunnel )
From personal experience, SC4 was great in its day. However, on modern hardware it tends to be very crash prone.
C= 64 May 6, 2014 @ 4:42am 
Originally posted by Mofo'sFurniture What Talks:
From personal experience, SC4 was great in its day. However, on modern hardware it tends to be very crash prone.

add the following to the launcher options for sim city 4 in steam


the above will fix %99 of crashes ppl are having in sc4
Last edited by C= 64; May 6, 2014 @ 4:42am
Honeycone May 6, 2014 @ 1:34pm 

Because performance. Having the game stutter and pop in textures every time I rotate the camera or zoom out really takes you out of the immersion. It takes the fun out of the game. It doesn't matter if it's the greatest game in the world, if it has such obvious performance issues the game won't be any fun. Even if it's Half Life 3. Tis a shame.

To top it all off I honestly don't think it even looks very good. Don't get me wrong, the amount of detail put in to the buildings when you zoom in is literally mindblowing, but it almost looks like it's in debug mode when you zoom out just a bit.

I actually did buy this over at GamersGate while it was on sale but only completed the tutorials. Like I said, too much performance issues and not a pretty game. If it ran at a smooth 60 (or at least a smooth 30) and looked better zoomed out, I would probably adore this game and buy all the things.
strivinglife May 21, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
I've played around two one hour and a half minute sessions today. Despite the reviews saying the game is busted, it was running pretty smooth for me. I did have one issue a few minutes ago when the game seemed to stall for a bit, but as expected it was merely because the game was saving.

It sounds like that if you just remember that the game's engine may start slowing down on larger cities, the game can be enjoyable.

EDIT: Correction, my last session was 3 hours. Raptr and Steam didn't update right away with my last session's hours.

EDIT 2: Did another session this morning that was 4 hours. I did experience a bit of lag when zooming way out, and during saving as usual/expected, but otherwise wasn't running into any issues.

I did somehow load a version of my city when I was trying to save, which then resulted in my auto-save getting overwritten when I tried to exit out, but ... it was only 30 or so minutes of lost work. :|
Last edited by strivinglife; May 22, 2014 @ 8:17am
Marco1496 Jun 6, 2014 @ 3:29pm 
Yes, it does worth buy it, the game is very fun, but it has some annoying bugs of jogability, but it still worth
Brienne Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:29am 
ok, nice game, but we can't get very big cities. Because the game only uses one core.

Am I right?
AihaTramp Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:29pm 
no, it's buggy really buggy. With unluck you may can't play
B00tsy Jul 7, 2014 @ 4:59am 
CimCity 4 is good, but to dated... there is no new alternative unfortunately (this game tried, but to many flaws unfortunately).
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