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Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Frylock Frylock is offline
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Online City-Building Games That Aren't Just Reskins of Farmville?

I have often enjoyed city building games like Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom and Children of the Nile. Many online games appear superficially to resemble this style of game--but I have been burned several times when trying them out, discovering that they are actually shallow money-sinks rather than interesting or challenging management games.

I'm wondering whether any good ones actually exist--ftp would be even better of course...
Old 12-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Turble Turble is offline
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Immortal Cities: Nile Online is shallow imitation of Children of the Nile. It doesn't have nearly the depth of the original game, but it is actually free to play. While it does become a nasty time sink, the good news is that there is an end point; it doesn't just go on forever like an MMO.
Old 12-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Ike Witt Ike Witt is offline
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I keep holding out hope that there will be a modernized version of the Sierra/Impression Games city builders released. However, it seems that will not be happening.


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