Hello and welcome to Games with Hank. I am the Hank, and today the game is going to be Cities Skylines. I'm very excited about this. I've played it just a little bit, before I started recording.
I grew up on simulation games. Specifically, I played a lot of Sims City 2000 in my youth. Ever since Sims City 2000, though I guess 3000 was alright, there just hasn't been really good city simulator comin' out of mainstream gaming companies.
Now, there are 2 that are out that are more indie developed. There's Cities Skylines and there is Cities XL and it seems, from my initial play of both of them, that Cities Skylines is a better game. It also seems to be the one that is currently live, whereas Cities XL is not really being actively developed right now.
So I wanna play the base, no mods, Cities Skylines right now. I might add some mods later, for later episodes of Games with Hank. But I'm just gonna go through and I'm gonna start making a city. I dunno what I'm gonna name it, maybe I should ask Twitter what I should name my Cities Skylines city.
Greenop--uh eh let's keep looking. Let's--nerdfighteria maybe? I could name it Nerdfighteria Island. I could maybe put it on an island. I don't know if they can do islands, but probably.
Dank Hank. Bam. The amazing book is not on fire. Melvin Panem Dong City. This person wants me to name it Dong City. DFTBAcropolis. David. Just name it David. Swindontown! Portlandia. Hankopolis. Two people said Hankopolis in a row. Curly Fries. Fartsville. Mordor. Ooh, Cliffside Bay looks neat, and it's gonna be called Fartsville! Farzville. Fartsville. It's not spelled F-A-R-T-Z, it's far--far--but it is pronounced Fartsville. Sandy beach. Diamond coast. Lagoon shore. I like the look of this one. Let's use Lagoon shore. Alright, I like the look of Lagoon shore, it's where I'm starting. Mouse over icons. When a building has more than one icon showing, click one and hover over the icons to learn what's wrong.
Alright, here we are. Ooh, this is a weird thing. We've got like a crater on the map. That's odd. That's an odd, odd one there. Alright. Hello, let's start by building some--I don't need you, I've done this before. Apparently I'm not super--ooh, that's a nice little interchange. Alright. Yeah, I know how to--I know what I'm doing! I'm gonna build some roads. I just got a text message. Paul and Storm--it wasn't a text message, it was a Tweet from my friend Paul or possibly my friend Storm that said, "So much for all my freetimesville" is what I should call my city. What does this say, what does that icon mean?