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Submitted by ZacE 760d ago | review

SimCity Review [Capsule Computers]

Zac Elawar from Capsule Computers wrote:

"SimCity is the 2013 reboot of the original King of city-building simulations. Our review is a belated one due to many factors; one of them being few Oceanic servers and, considering all the controversy that has unfolded over the always-online requirements for the game, I think you can imagine the initial roadblocks. Among being swamped with other big time reviews, such as God of War: Ascension and Mass Effect 3: Citadel, as well as G.I. Joe: Retaliation press commitments, I was swamped, but also thought it fair to allow EA the time to do some damage control. Why? Because I wanted to review the game based on its own merits, however do not think I ignored the server-side issues that plague the game all together…they still reared their ugly head. Read on for my ultimate opinion on SimCity." (PC, SimCity) 7.5/10

militissanctus  +   760d ago
Man, the launch of this game went so poorly. EA's CEO even resigned. Sounds like the game failed to deliver on some of their promises.
ZacE  +   760d ago
Yeah, well when you make such a disastrous decision as to keep a game always online in order to work. you deserve to be fired/resigned. Just a shame when that game deserved a lot better...
militissanctus  +   760d ago
Well, MMOs are always-on, but they kinda need to be given their environment and purpose. It doesn't sound like this really needs it.
ZacE  +   760d ago
Well exactly. And this isn't an MMO. It makes it much worse now that EA has admitted that it could have been made as an offline game. I respect what they tried to do with the multiplayer and all that, but even then always-online isn't exactly necessary.
anime_swag_pro  +   760d ago
The game was just too small in scale.
HammadTheBeast  +   760d ago
Exactly. Always online was just the tip of a disaster.
nato25  +   760d ago
Was thinking about picking this up soon specially with those free games announced, wouldnt mind simcity with a side of NFS most wanted
ZacE  +   759d ago
Yeah, but you need to have already purchased SimCity and installed it by the cut-off date (which I think is tomorrow). So if you buy it after that, you're not getting a free game.

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