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Submitted by Lavalamp 627d ago | review

SimCity Review | Giant Bomb

Giant Bomb: "SimCity offers up myriad tantalizing delights for the would-be city-builder, but encases them in an infrastructure that feels at odds with itself." (PC, SimCity) 3/5

BillySpandex  +   626d ago
Such a pity, the direction EA took with this game. I actually would have bought it, had it not been for always online-DRM. However, I have had a lot of fun, reinstalling and playing SimCity 2000.

Nothing like a bit of nostalgia, while EA's servers prove the point; "Always online is a No"
2pacalypsenow  +   626d ago
Same here i was really close to downloading it from origin until i read its gonna need internet and it multiplayer based saving my money for starcraft expansion
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SignifiedSix91  +   626d ago
I wanna get it, but EA's policies make me not want to get it.

Looks like a game to get when it hits TPB I guess...
MitchellK  +   626d ago
It's a fun game, but so far you get 1 hour of playtime for every 2-3 hours you are trying to log in because the servers aren't working. They need to fix it.
mistertwoturbo  +   626d ago
Here's a fine example when a PC developer develops for the lowest common denominator that isn't a console.

"Your dad's 3 year old laptop"

If they would have scaled it to allow peoples modern i5s, i7s, FX8320, FX8350s to freakin have a bigger city, they probably would have had better reviews.

And to top it off with their stupid always-online DRM makes it worse.
grailly  +   626d ago
well, look at them sell more copies than other developpers pushing the bounderies of PC graphics, I personally think it's the better approach to pc gaming, all my favorite pc games run on cheap systems. blizzard got that a long time ago, look at where it got them. Valve is also doind this now.

I still appreciate cutting edge graphics, but I wouldn't complain about every company not pushing for graphics.

EDIT: when I say graphics, I mean "being able to run on any system"
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mistertwoturbo  +   626d ago
Oh I completely understand about having more people being able to play it.

But my point was for them to "scale" it wider. Meaning, have the options available to the user to either run it on really low if you need to while enjoying the game, and allowing people with higher end hardware to expand it even further.

I mean graphics wise its understandable, but they really limited the gameplay potential by having such small city limits.

Let's hope they stick to their word about having expanding the cities in the future. But I have a feeling it's going to be paid DLC.
grailly  +   626d ago
I'm scared about it being paid DLC too.

EA/maxis is aiming for the "recquired hardware" at the back of the box, it should represent the minimum specs to play the entirety of the game, if they aloud bigger maps they would have to change the recquirements at the back of the box.
MrDead  +   626d ago
I shall wait until the modders remove the always online play and put back features such as agriculture before I get this game.
grailly  +   626d ago
agriculture? was that even in simcity4? wasn't it just a low level industrial building?
MrDead  +   626d ago
You do select it in the industrial menu but it is farm land, you can even get a farmers market

http://fc01.deviantart.net/...
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