I remember many of my childhood days playing Little Cities. How I assembled all my Playmobil sets on the typical street carpet, arranging the buildings as if they were parts of a city I traveled through as if I were a cautious Godzilla. I try not to step on anything in my huge diorama.

In the last few days I have been walking through these cities again. Well, at least as far as he can remember. I’ve seen planes fly past my head as I build roads and bridges, and a volcano hurled flaming rocks at my feet and swept away a school and surrounding homes. I played Little Cities in Virtual Reality and it was a real pleasure.

A city to relax

With a system of neighborhoods where one of them builds houses to attract the population and the other two toy with the idea of ​​business parks and industries to create jobs and increase monthly taxes received, Little Cities is far from that , for being an innovative game when it comes to management mechanics, but it makes up for it with fabulous pace.

As we get new neighbors and our population increases, the game will throw us new buildings that will serve to improve our city or the specific statistics of our three neighborhoods.

What starts with an antenna to transmit communications from one end of the island to the other soon becomes football stadiums that can increase the income of shopping malls and spa centers that improve citizen happiness, but are only built around geysers be able.

With each new scenario offering a twist to the core mechanics, from a volcano that erupts from time to time to sandstorms that you must stop by planting crops, there’s always an excuse to see what that is next playable scenario ready for you.

So entertaining it’s short

It suffers from being fairly easy to master, and I understand that some may find it repetitive to start building another island using identical strategies – good layout of roads to demarcate areas and quick distribution of construction trucks is half a game solved- but I entered the fabulous loop.

Each scenario’s unique buildings are a very smart way to add some variety to something that’s essentially the same, and as you wait for whatever new idea gets your hands on it’s inevitable that you’ll always have a little extra time want to spend for it.

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Being able to freely walk across your city or use breakpoints to move around in it, its controls are a joy and makes it as easy as possible to complete any task, from placing large areas in the same neighborhood one shot at renovating important buildings such as a hospital or station firefighter

I hope to be able to enjoy a much bigger and more ambitious game, but not to improve a title that already seems very entertaining to me, but to prolong the “one more and I’ll leave it” to the point of exhaustion less, than we would like when we die out

VidaExtra’s opinion

I’m passionate about construction and management games, but while Little Cities isn’t among the best I’ve tried, it gave me an equally valuable experience. It was fantastic to feel into the city itself and admire its small details while waiting for my newest buildings to be completed.

Making the difficult easy, Little Cities is one of those games that can be pulled out of virtual reality and still be fun, but made very special through this type of experience.

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RRP in the Oculus Store €19.99

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Platforms Oculus Quest Multiplayer Non-Developer Purple Yonder Company nDreams Launches May 12, 2021

The best

  • Funny scenarios with unique situations and buildings
  • The free updates promised for this summer
  • Finding the best configuration of each island is a challenge that you will want to repeat

Worst

  • It may be too short
  • It’s very easy to get the hang of it