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Anyone else a fan and will you be reticulating splines on March 5th? I've not liked any of the series except for the Super NES version. I played Sim City 3000 for about 11 seconds and Sim City 4 for about 15 seconds. Hated both. New one looks like a delightful heroin addiction though.
E3 2012: Build your own city and watch it rise in SimCity.
I can't wait
Awesome. It's been too long since Sim City 4 was released.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. -- Lyndon Johnson
Sim City and Sim City 2 were awesome.
I think I have about half a gig of add on buildings, and the NAM for Sim City 4.
The indoctrinated will no longer be able to deny it, only defend it.
I somehow got invited to a 1 hour beta/demo thing. The game is really well done. Much deeper than previous Sim City games. The ability to make connections and deals with neighboring cities is awesome but also comes with a price. Have another city pick up your trash= win. Have said city be a casino based mega city and watch your crime rate increase and the other cities criminals migrate to your city.
Probably the best new feature I loved is the ability to click on sims and see what they want/need. The graphics were great and responsive. I wont be buying it just because I'm not buying any games for the next year or so (which sucks because the more I see of "The Last of Us" the more I really want it). But I do think the new Sim City would be on my short list if I could pick one up this year.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
Like they finally added curved roads and that water and electricity follows them.
I always hated that building had to be a certain size too.
Would be an immediate buy except for EA and Origin.
So instead it is an immediate pirate.
Those are all things that were in SC3K and SC4... The wants/needs thing wasn't as fully developed in 4, but it was there certainly. The deals and casino thing was a big part of 3K though.
This is what's holding me back, too. I love the Sim City series, otherwise.
I hear a lot of people complaining about this and admit that I am totally ignant in regards to Origin. What is it? Why does everyone hate it? Should I be complaining too?
edit: I have not played a pc game since cod4 modern warfare came out
This post was edited by MSUgoat 14 months ago
Origin is essentially EA's version of Steam. It's an online marketplace that also acts as DRM for the game. Games must be activated through Origin, and in this case the game is always online through Origin. So you can't play it offline and you have to keep Origin installed on your computer. On top of that there are the claims of privacy invasion by EA which mainly comes from the EULA.
It doesn't really bother me that much. I use Steam all the time, and I certainly don't have any issues with extra resources running on my computer. As for always online, I do wish they had an offline version. Yet it won't be any different than many multiplayer games. This one simply would work well as a single player too, but the developers created the setup so there needs to be constant communication with their servers in order for the game to work correctly. They stated they needed to offload calculations. Not sure if that is true or not.
I think this is all vent about about the cannibalism in the PC game market. Origin, EA, and Maxis were all stand along at one point. EA bought them up (along with other smaller game companies). The thought is that EA ruined the other companies and their games after acquisition.
I could be wrong on that but I believe that is what this is about.
Maxis was in the toilet when EA acquired them, and that was way back in 1997. There is one thing that sucks and I fear will happen with SimCity, and that is the fact EA nickel and dimes the crap out of The Sims. Heck, it's not really nickels and dimes. More like tens and twenties. I don't play The Sims, but the DLC for The Sims is crazy expensive for often little content. I can't believe people actually pay the price EA is asking for when I read the descriptions of the content.
Thanks for the explanations. I don't think Origin pisses me off at all. Will not cancel my pre-order because of it.
ah see it's been at least 6 years since I've played any sim city game so all these things were new to me. The game felt very polished. It was also cool to zoom in on buildings and watch resources move and such. The entire city felt more alive than i ever remembered it.
With your edit, since you haven't played a PC game since 2007 I will explain a few things.
DRM - Digital Rights Management. This is used to verify the game is not a pirated copy. Most games get cracked in order to get around this anyway. Yet Origin will check to make sure the copy of the game is legit, and therefore acts as DRM.
Always online - this is the thing that really stops the pirates. They have no access to the codes and algorithms running on EA's servers. The game won't run without it, and the only way to access the servers is to go through Origin (which a pirated copy won't be able to do). This ticks people off since you cannot play the game unless you are connected to the internet. For multiplayer games it's pretty obvios you need to be connected, but for a game like SimCity people feel like they should be able to play offline (especially considering there is a single player option that doesn't rely on other player's towns). Yet with this version if your internet goes down or you in an area without internet, you won't be able to play the game.
EULA - End User Licensing Agreement. That long as thing everyone agrees to without reading. EA stuck some pretty crazy stuff in there for Origin. Much of it has been removed, but it made people really wary of the service.
Steam - Valve's online marketplace that also works like DRM for many games. By far the most popular PC service, and that was around when you last played so you may know about it (especially if you played any Valve games like Half Life 2).
This post was edited by scott91575 14 months ago
If true, that I have to be online to play a game I've installed on my PC then I would be pretty upset about that.
It's true. SimCity is always online. Feel free to Google "SimCity always online" and read how everyone is ticked off.
By the way I love this My Abandonware site!
Here is a link to SC 2000 for nostalgia!
Maxis Software Inc. gave birth to SimCity 2000 (also known as 模拟城市2000, סים סיטי 2000, SimCity 2000: The Ultimate City Simulator, SimCity 2000: Symulator Buddwy I Rozwoju Miasta, SimCity 2000: La Super-Simulation D'Urbanisme, SimCity 2000: Der ultimative Städte-Simulator, Sim City 2000, SC2K, SC2000, シムシティー2000) in 1993, with the help of Maxis Software Inc. as publisher. Cool strategy, simulation game, the player evolve in a managerial theme with a isometric perspective.
This game seems really cool. I loved playing the original SimCity and I liked SimCity2000. Haven't played any new ones since the early/mid 90s, but I would consider getting this. My main concern is figuring out if my computer will support it.
I'm always online with my ps3 playing multi-player COD, so always online with sim city on my pc doesn't bother me. seems then like the only people complaining about this game are the ones that wanted to pirate it.
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