Updating the river city simulation
Clearly it would be extremely difficult to increase the art team’s workload by demanding the inclusion of several different styles of architecture, but the non-committal architecture coupled with an ever-so-slightly bland color palette places the focus on transport networks rather than the buildings themselves.
Part of the fun of the game is the puzzle of finding a good traffic solution, but it also demonstrates a classic urban planning view of top down cities - where the layout is king and the buildings are filler.2.
The game also now allows massive purchases and selling of items at once at shops.
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is a remake of the original River City Ransom by Arc System Works using sprites and 3D backgrounds as a part of the series 30th anniversary.
The game follows Kunio in a 3-day journey to figure out who kidnapped his girlfriend.
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Again, that’s probably down to developer limitations, but every building is at least contemporary in style, with no concessions to 19th or 20th century ideas of what cities should look like (with the exception of some industry, which goes for a cheerfully Dickensian smokestack look).
Not only are the traditional styles of architecture present in some games of the series absent, but there’s no option to preserve buildings either.