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Cities: Skylines - Switch Edition

Paradox Interactive
Sep 14, 2018 - Nintendo Switch

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Critic Reviews for Cities: Skylines - Switch Edition

I can understand the appeal of wanting to put any title on Nintendo's massively popular console, but I'm surprised publisher Paradox Interactive didn't attempt to make an original version of Cities for the Switch. That would have been far more preferable than whatever we've ended up with.

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Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition has so much potential and offers a fine alternative to SimCity's broken reboot, but this game needed to be revamped and re-approached for Switch in a way that doesn't turn it into a performance quagmire. Sadly, this is a game better played elsewhere.

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The depth on offer in Cities Skylines is staggering, which is why being able to pick that up and take it with you is so exceptional. There is a limit to how successfully the console version is able to emulate the PC experience, but it does a good enough job that I can't recommend the game enough to the Switch owner hankering for a city building game for their favorite hybrid console.

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Overall, Cities: Skylines' technical performance is not completely top-shelf, but it gets the job done. I rarely noticed choppy frame-rates, and bearing in mind the console we're working with, I'd say a massive feat like porting a complex city-builder deserves some credit.

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Very motivating urban construction sim with credible, extensive transport system but jerky in the close up view.

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The sense of satisfaction Cities: Skylines delivers, from gradually layering a city until it becomes a behemoth of urban design, finds a good home on Nintendo's portable. The speed of activating the Switch works well for brief forays into neighbourhood management and policy adjustments.

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Despite these drawbacks, Cities: Skylines is still a fun game on Nintendo Switch.

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Cities Skylines: Switch Edition is a serviceable city builder for Nintendo's portable wonder. However its graphical sluggishness, imprecise controls and lack of scenarios to complete dampens things somewhat.

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