This is a treat. Ten minutes of SimCity
, showing a city being simulated all the way from its humble beginnings as a field to its brash middle period as a nascent tourist trap. I'm unable to remove the frown that the social and online aspects
of the game have stitched into my forehead, but I'm also unable to banish the smile that the multitude of systems at work
brings to my face. Rather than being about plonking down zones and buildings, this SimCity tracks and models individual elements in great detail. That level of simulation fascinates me.