Well we have come to the final entry in the ‘SimCity’ series. You might be surprised to know the SimCity 4 runs under Virtual PC – I know I was. Despite the fact that SimCity 4 states that it has a minimum requirement of a DirectX 7.1 3D capable card with 32mb VRAM – it runs perfectly fine inside of Virtual PC on our lowly S3 Trio with 8mb VRAM. Go figure.
Continuing with the usual approach – SimCity 4 takes the standard SimCity formula and makes it even more detailed and more complex. Too be honest I find it to be a bit too complex – as at the end of the day it has an enormously steep learning curve. But the graphics sure are pretty:
All in all I would have to say that I am hard pushed to decide which version of SimCity I like the most. They all have their pro’s and con’s – and they will all steal hours of your life if you let them