Gamespot - SimCity is both a fun city builder and a broken product, equal parts joy and misery.
Thank you gamespot!!!, good score well deserved I would have givin it a 3 cause it legitimately can't be played
... deserves a zero in gameplay. Simple. Anyway, everyone's fears (always online demands, too small cities, micro-transactions) came true with this game, so I see absolutely no reason to buy this. Ever. I'll stick with the superior Sim City 4, and hope that a worthy alternative comes up from another talented developer/publisher some day... cause EA clearly has no clue.
Simcity is actually a great game itself, this multiplayer thing ruins the whole thing Oh also, small tiny maps ! if the maps were larger like simcity 4, and you didn't need to be connected online to play the game, honestly I would not complain about anything elese
"if the maps were larger like simcity 4, and you didn't need to be connected online to play the game, honestly I would not complain about anything else" ... which is basically all that the fans asked for, and which EA has foolishly neglected and rejected. We just wanted a proper follow-up to Sim City 4, and they managed to mess it up. Sim City is a game that many of us enjoy to play OFFLINE, and on our own. It's beyond stupid that the developers/publishers seemingly don't understand that, or WANT to understand that. This travesty has just shown full force that 'always online' demands for any game or console are ridiculous. Connections aren't stable, servers aren't big/powerful enough, and for gamers, there is no benefit to it. It's something we should take a stand against.
because they are afraid of people torrenting the game... torrenting games nowadays is one of the reasons why we don't see MANY MANY great PC games
Crap like 'always online' DRM is a huge reason why people will torrent a game instead of buying it, cause it will be the better version. If this would have been a game like Sim City for which I could have just bought and enjoyed all by myself, offline, with huge cities to build, EA would have gotten 50 bucks from me and I wouldn't be on N4G, but I'd be playing! Instead, they decided to make an 'always online' game with smaller cities, where they'll focus on selling me extra content through DLC, meaning they won't get a single dime from me for this game, ever. I don't buy incomplete games(DLC). I don't buy games I can't play whenever I want because of 'always online' restrictions or other DRM crap. If the torrented version is better than the legal version, ofcourse people will torrent it. It's the responsibility of the developer/publisher to make sure we get the best possible release. If they fail to do that, often because of GREED, then gamers will look elsewhere.
Oh good an honest review...EA the balls in your court, fix your game. It's a beautiful game that shouldn't he held back because of your bullshit. Please EA...just look anywhere on the net and find the solution to fix your game. But you won't...you're EA.
... this is already the 2nd time* within a WEEK that we've heard news of the results of EA not listening to the fans. (* Dead Space 3) They seem to think they know better than we do what WE like. They dont listen. They never listen. If they would, they would be making much better games and thus making much more money.
If there's a silver lining to this, it's that EA hasn't turned SimCity into a standard first-person shooter... Yet. I'm kidding, but only kindve.
You know, this wouldn't happen if it wasn't for that Always Online bullshit. The worst part is... IT'S A SINGLE PLAYER GAME!!! EA = IDIOTS!!!!
So glad I decided to give this a miss. Even so, by what I've seen, it looks more like Sim Town than Sim City.
For what's suppose to be a single player game, it sounds like it relies on multiplayer. And even then the forced social features sound broken.
Put tthe game on sSteam it will run properly!
Just by being on steam wouldn't make a difference it would still use the EA servers and be a big mess
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