City Builders 3.5 – City: Skylines Snowfall

Skylines now has two DLCs you can purchase. The first added the dark; the latest added snow maps. (The first also added bikers and this one added tramlines but I didn’t really play with those features.) I ended up trying it out for six hours. Apparently it’s not wintery enough at home and I must add snow to my video games.

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I started with everything unlocked so right away I needed services and such, but I could use some of the better utilities as well. Which helped balance it out. All in all I think it turned out a fairly good start. And, as I often do. I spent the second half of the game watching and managing my bus lines.

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A proper DLC review would add comments about the new snow plowing system (it’s also fun to watch the snow removal) and new city heating mechanics (I prefer the geothermal heat). It would also show off the new the winter-themed parks (ice sculptures and ski lodges). Instead, here are pretty pictures of my city in the snow.

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5 comments

  1. I watched Lazy Gamer Reviews review of this, and he brings up some good points. He said that, first of all, you can only get snow in the designated worlds that were added with the DLC. Second of all, there are no seasons, and it snows ALL the time. So, unless you’re just a diehard fan of all things wintery, this isn’t something that you’re going to play all the time. However he enjoyed the new challenges that the DLC provided such as the snow removal like you said, having to figure out how to keep people from freezing to death, and the new activities/buildings you can plop.

    I bought the base game last week when it was on sale for $12.99 again. I’m finding it hard to get started because I’m not used to having to think about things like power lines and water pipes anymore. I haven’t thought about these things since my early Sim City days lol. I find the road tool to be a bit weird too at times.

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    • Yeah – I figure someone will mod it so that two biomes can be on a map. And I know someone did add a mod where it’ll “cycle” through seasons. I haven’t tried it yet though.

      Ooh, hope you’re having fun with it! It does take time flipping from Simcity to Skylines – with pipes and things. Have you used the + – keys on the roads yet? I think that’s the shortcut key to raise and lower them. You can make walking paths as well. But I would agree to it’s awkwardness. I always have trouble putting the street tool “down” myself and have to escape out of it when doing curves.

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      • For some reason when I place a road and I release the mouse, it still wants to place more road and I always have to press escape to stop adding road.

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        • Yeah – that’s what i was thinking of. I think it happens more when i place curvy roads – or else I got used to escaping out and don’t realize I do it now to leave the tool…hmmm…I’ll have to look at it next time I play.

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