Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cities XL 2012

For the first chapter of my Age of Empires hiatus, I'm playing Cities XL 2012. I'm just fiddling around with the mechanics at the moment and haven't decided on my completion criteria just yet. This game has a put a lot of effort in providing aesthetic views of your cities, so I thought I'd show off some of their work in my cities.
Postcard view of my first 10,000+ population city. Notice the city fragment in the background.

Even small towns can look pretty.

Motion would probably do more justice to the really up close shots where you see people strutting and cars rolling around the streets.

You can get down real low to check out the details.

From the isometric view, the building depth is difficult to notice, so a the ability for a horizontal camera makes certain areas pop.

I hope to have some bustling metropolis pics sooner or later, but I just wanted to show off the awesome work of Focus.

As a bonus strip, this comic is highly related to my current back catalogue completion.