Pocket City (iOS)
SynopsisBuild 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.
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.
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.
No matter the size of your city you might work your way through the events that can be thrown including street parties or rocket launches. You might make it a personal mission to progress through the quests that help to build your knowledge of the game while also having you build certain things or upgrade them to bring new mechanics into play. Or you might just want to keep zoning areas, building roads and just increasing your population to as big a number as possible. Ultimately it doesn’t really matter how you play Pocket City, I think you’ll have a blast regardless.
Pocket City is a cute, casual city builder that's more entertaining in short bursts than long planning sessions. It's certainly worth its low asking price, but it doesn't quite reach the heights of the games that inspired it.
Pocket City is a fantastic addition to the city building genre with slick gameplay, speedy progression, and that 'just five more minutes' feel.
Pocket City is by far one of the best city-building experiences you can have on any platform, mobile or otherwise. The streamlined, ad-free experience is great fun at every turn, and minutes spent in-game quickly turn into hours. It's a wonder this review even got written, with a bustling city that's in need of its mayor unattended for the length of time it took to write this. If you're on the fence, just go ahead and pay the five bucks. You certainly won't regret it.
Il risultato è davvero molto vicino ai sogni di coloro che hanno a lungo aspettato un SimCity completo da giocare sul proprio smartphone, ma appare anche molto appetibile a chi non è esperto del genere, vista l'ottima introduzione progressiva alle sue caratteristiche. L'assenza di qualsiasi trappola da micro-transazioni o tempi d'attesa forzati è ossigeno puro per chi vuole semplicemente giocare e Pocket City, almeno fino al sopraggiungere dei limiti fisiologici del genere, ve lo lascerà fare alla grande.