Hello community, Cities Skylines is now released and it gets very high and good ratings by the users. I've already watched several lets plays and showcases about the game and its features and it does look great. But, There are a few questions and things that bother me about it. I know that Cities XL had terrible ratings and critics, not even talking about Cities XXL. That doesnt affect me for a simple reason: I play City Simulations exclusively in sandbox mode. When I play a Citysim, im not interested in building an economically working city from scratch what so ever. I only want to build a city with unlimited resources, just like I imagine it. Thats why I dont know about the depth that Cities XL is supposed to lack. I just dont care about that. What I do like about Cities XL is that the graphics are quite good, and with proper mods you can have an almost unlimited amount of possibilites to build a city with. Also, which is very important for me (it might sound stupid): You can get the camera to streetlevel and actually walk through your city. Whenever I build a city i spend a certain long amount of time just "driving" through my streets, to see what I can improve and how realistic everything looks like. Now, Cities Skylines has excellent reviews. It seems to make everything correct that former Citysims have done wrong. Also the economics and related stuff seem to work good. Cities Skylines however seems to lack those categories I was talking about before (Maybe I am wrong, as I said, my experience of the game only comes from Youtube reviews and lets plays) What I somehow dont like is the graphics. It seems a little bit "cartoon-ish", like its not supposed to look very realistic, more like a toy model city. Furthermore, it seems to me like the building tools are more limited in comparison to a modded version of CXL. Can you place single buildings from a list in Cities Skylines? Can you fill gaps with plazas, concrete or construction sites? Can you build massive farms to form the countryside around your city? These are some things I havent seen in any of the reviews, maybe you can tell me. Also it doesnt seem to be possible to get the camera on street level? I just cannot imagine, based on what I have seen by now, that it is possible in Cities Skylines to build hyper realistic, detailed cities like this example: Link On the other hand it seems to have very good potential according to modding. So I think there is a lot to be expected in the future. So, what do you guys think? Am I the only one who cares about these things? And is Cities Skylines recommendable for a person that only wants to build very realistic and detailled cities, not working, economic constructs?