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Developer: Bobby Li
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Build your own city as the new mayor. Create residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Build parks and recreation spots. Respond to crime and disasters. Watch your city come alive! No microtransactions or long wait times! Everything is unlocked and rewarded through gameplay. Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay for iOS devices.
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I could go on and on explaining each part of the game and why its good, but I don’t think that is necessary. If you’re a fan of city building games, then you will love this. If your not a fan of city building games, then you’ll love it more. It is the perfect game to spend any train journeys playing, it fills you with a real sense of accomplishment and does tedious activities like collecting revenue from shops automatically. Your focus is very much on what do I build next, how do I increase my revenue and keep my city safe.
Pocket City is not a free game. It costs $4.99, but there are no further purchases you need to make in-game. In fact, it is a bargain considering the cost and the fact that this game can potentially bring you days or even months of fun, as the nature of the seamless gameplay is endless. It does feature an in-game currency, naturally, but your funds increase as your city grows, and the focus of Pocket City is more on planning, organizing, and controlling, rather than grinding money.
Some rules in Pocket City are frustratingly rigid, while others are so easy to work around that they feel game-breaking. These inconsistencies ultimately make for a game that only stays enjoyable up to a limit. Although there is a pretty fun progression to the game, you never feel like you have the full freedom to make the city you want. Instead, you always feel like you have the freedom to make the kind of city that nobody wants, which is not particularly satisfying.