Watch 9 minutes of SimCity gameplay footage

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SimCity is Maxis and EA's upcoming strategy game, following in some pretty big footsteps laid out by its predecessors. To get people pumped for the release in February 2013, EA has released a "gameplay strategy" video that delivers a cool nine minutes of footage from an unfinished build of the game. 

Immediately you can see the improvements made to the engine of SimCity compared to previous games, as it looks pretty darn good at this stage with many more levels of detail. Some commenters on the YouTube video were saying it looks too simple and dumbed-down for hardcore strategy fans, with options removed that were present in SimCity 4; one top commenter called it a "Facebook game". We'll leave you to decide.