Gamezebo just posted Zynga’s CityVille review
Here is the summary
- Fully rotatable 3D buildings make your city fun to look at. Mission structure offers clear and interesting goals. Collectibles and farming elements are well-implemented. Game’s visuals are bright and extremely inviting.
- Community buildings force solo players to pay a “no friends tax” much too early. Facebook has made keeping track of notifications fairly difficult, but CityVille is most fun when you’re engaging heavily with the social mechanics. The overall feel of the game may strike some players as overly-reminiscent of games like Social City and Millionaire City.
CityVille is Zynga’s long-awaited entry in the city-building genre, which has proven itself amazingly durable on Facebook. Where many city-builders must be played strictly in brief bursts, CityVille actually offers enough to do that you can spend a considerably longer amount of time with it per session. In theory you can only do things until you run out of energy, but I found myself needing to wait for things to happen more often than I found myself waiting for my energy to regenerate.
If you are playing it already, check out Zynga launches CityVille! walkthrough, guides and tips anyone? and Gamezebo’s Official CityVille Guide / Walkthrough