Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Is Buying a CityVille Guide Worth It?

When CityVille guides began popping up I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing. I had never actually played the game myself but I figured that there couldn't be all that much to it. How much strategy could really go into building a virtual city? When I saw all the hype about CityVille and the fact that there were these guides I figured there must be something to CityVille after all.

CityVille turned out to be much more complex and enjoyable than I had figured it would be. There are so many options, buildings, crops, businesses and additions that you have so many decisions to make. The more I got into playing CityVille the more I realized that the strategies involved were much more complex than I had expected. I did not want to spend all my time using trial and error to get the best possible city. I wanted someone to do all that for me so I went out and bought a guide.

The guide I ended up buying is called CityVille Secrets. I had heard some good things about it and it seemed like the most logical choice. CityVille Secrets is relatively new and they update it constantly so it contains the latest additions to the game and will add new updates as CityVille adds new features. I wasn't expecting too much from this guide as I have bought game guides in the past the have just been average. CityVille Secrets however, completely blew me away! I had no idea how they could have so much detailed information, secrets and strategies when CityVille is still new.

Click here to visit The CityVille Secrets Guide Online.

As soon as I began implementing the CityVille secrets, tips, and strategies I went from a level 13 to a level 35 in only a week of relatively little gameplay. There is a lot more going on in CityVille than meets the eye and if you don't do things properly you could be missing out on countless coins and experience while playing more than you need too. If you are interested in getting the most out of your CityVille experience then I recommend picking up a copy of CityVille Secrets today.

Click here to visit The CityVille Secrets Guide Online.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just Got Invited To This Fantastic Cityville Membership Site

Yesterday I was contacted by a guy called James Green, who less than a week since the release of Cityville already has one of the biggest and most impressive cities on Facebook. He told me he has just released the FIRST EVER CITYVILLE GUIDE (pictured left) to come out, and I was asked if I could join the site and write an honest review. I was so glad to see someone was already writing a guide for this game and of course I was glad to take a look at it.

This is not a free guide, but I have to say that this is an extremely impressive product and I’m amazed at some of the strategies this guy has already come up with. Some of the things in here are actually downright crazy. I’ve been playing Cityville obsessively the last few days, and found it difficult to level up without buying cash and coins (and who wants to do that?) … but by following this guide you could actually get a big city fast and never have to  buy currency.

There are two guides you get, which are not explained on the homepage right now: the first is a tips, ticks and strategies guide, which has some things that very few people know about, but are also deadly effective. I think you might actually be in shock after you read this. The bulk of the product, however, is a step-by-step walkthrough of how James has built his huge city starting from the very first level. There are tons of screenshots and you can follow this and build up something really impressive without even having to think for yourself.

So far a couple of sites like and have released some useful beginner walkthrough’s on the basics of how to play Cityville (things like goods, franchises, adding neighbors, businesses etc.), but they are NOTHING like what this guide covers.

James has cheekily named his product “the best Cityville guide online”, which given the absence of competition is certainly the case now. He has made it a membership site and promises constant updates and new strategies, and given how he has released so much good info already I believe him on this. The cost is a one time cost of $27 and for anyone serious about building a massive city this is just a no-brainer.

PS: If you pick this up, I’d love to know what you think. Just leave a comment below with your thoughts/feedback.

When Will Cityville Be Released?

When Cityville was officially announced last week, Zynga said that they hoped to have the game out by “the end of the month”. We have not heard anything since then. I rather doubt they will release the game during thanksgiving (although I could be wrong), so we may be looking at a release date somewhere in the first week of December. I hope it’s no longer than that. Judging from the gameplay video we posted earlier, it looks like the game is pretty close to being finished, so I hope it gets released ASAP.

Zynga Releases Video on Cityville

It’s Official: Cityville Is Zynga’s Newest FB Game

Just heard some excellent news from Inside Social Games, who have just reported that Cityville will probably come out later this month. I was surprised to see this. After hearing nothing from Zynga after that rumor developed that they were developing this game (based on a “cityville” forum that was quickly deleted), I figured that it was just a mistake and they weren’t developing it. I assumed that if they were developing the game they would have made it public from the beginning. Instead, they have only just revealed the new game now, when it is very close to being released.

I have high hopes for this game and expect it to do well. While I have not been able to play the demo, judging from some of the screenshots and the descriptions I have read so far, it looks like this is Zynga’s deepest game yet and the graphics are pretty impressive (take a look at this screenshot):

The market has shown that city building games in Facebook are quite popular, and Cityville will now become a direct competitor to other already established titles like Social City. I guess Cityville was also the natural progression for Zynga after having already made a Farmville and Frontierville.

Inside Social Games has described some of the game mechanics for us. You start off with a small city, and have the options of constructing a variety of buildings (houses, businesses, farm plots etc). You make your money off businesses and are able to produce goods through specialty buildings or outside shipments on trains or ships. In addition, there are trade opportunities, the ability to visit friends, decorations and the implementation of quests.

Zynga have also translated the game into Spanish, French, Italian and German, which allows it to reach millions more people. Will this be the game that finally beats Farmville as the most popular Facebook game ever? Time will tell.

Cityville Is Never Going To Come Out

UPDATE: Please disregard this post
It looks like Zynga is never going to release a game called Cityville, which is a pity. It is therefore highly likely that there will be no Cityville guide or walkthrough available.

There Is Never Going To Be a Guide for Cityville

UPDATE: Please disregard this post
It was 10 days ago since there was a rumor that Zynga would be releasing a new game called Cityville, based on the fact that they had a subforum on their site called Cityville that was promptly deleted. However at this point I have to assume that this game is never going to come out. We have not heard an official statement from Zynga or anyone else.

So who knows what Zynga’s next game is going to be, but I don’t think it’s going to be Cityville.