The Revolution (http://www.elixir-
Developer: Elixir Studios (http://www.elixir-studios.co.uk)
Publisher: Eidos (http://www.eidos.com)
playing the original Sim City and wishing you could get up close
and personal to each of those buildings, parks and lakes? Well
only about five years later you may now be able to. This game
has had some crazy hype over the last year or so, promising
an engine of such magnitude that few though such an ambitious
project could be achieved. A game in which you can move freely
around a number of cities, and the level of detail amazingly
increases as you zoom in. Small objects like flowers can be
zoomed up to and will be made up of polygons, not just simple
cities are based within the Russian Republic, each with millions
of individual inhabitants living and breathing, and will be
yours to control. Although they are merely instruments to help
you work your way to the top of Russian political hierarchy.
To gain the upper hand a number of strategies will be available
ranging from simple politics or religion to much more fun criminal
tactics. This is easily the game every Sim City fan has been
waiting for; with a designer who has worked with the likes of
Peter Molyneux on the beginning stretch of Black and White.
Expect something epic later this year.