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But it's incredibly frustrating when you are. If your internet goes out, you should still be able to play an (essentially) single player game during that time, but instead you're inhibited from it due to needing to check in if it's okay.
I don't have a huge problem with it, but there should be some kind of loophole; like the limited offline play time someone stated earlier.
I'm not getting into issues like black helicopters, tin foil hats, and conspiracy theories - so your attempt to broaden this debate fails.
What this simply is about: a company that manufactures computer games (a non-life essential, voluntary, free market forces governed product) has the right to do whatever they feel is legally reasonable to prevent a significant number of people from stealing, or ruining, their product.
If you can't afford the product, hate the company, and think being connected online is unreasonable - then get a job and let the adults purchase and pay for content.
I'll be playing tonight. The bummer is that you can't pre-download it.
I'll get it. Should be fun, at least for a little while.
haha, that's great.
same here. I was excited when amazon said it could be preloaded but then went back on it. I believe it doesn't download until 3am (midnight pst).
Anyone interested in a RCMB region? I'll probably mainly play alone but I wanna see how the multiplayer works.
They did a review on Wired. Said it basically sucked because for some reason they made the space to build your cities absolutely tiny. They were saying the city was hitting it's max at 200,000 citizens. Prior SimCitys maxed out around 20M citizens. I would not pre-order or make the Day 1 purchase.
I read that article as well, but it appears that the reviewer did not have the best layout for a population based city. The reviewer had cliffs and was using wavy roads which cut into the maximum population.
Besides the game is really pushing the limited resources idea which means to thrive you'll need the region rather than one city. I do think the downside is that there's nothing in between the "cities" within the region, but it may open up with time (my guess is a hardware issue),
With that said, I think there's some successful cases of using a VPN to be able to download the game (some saying they are playing using a VPN connection to Singapore) before the launch.
I'll probably have one tourist town and try to build a metropolis and of course try to build East Lansing.
I might have to check this out. I can't imagine a sims game taking too much computing power to run, so it might be a fun game to put on the laptop for travel.
Should work with newer laptops, but don't go too old. The low end requirement is a HD3000 GPU (built in GPU with the last generation CPU's). Anything less that that probably can't be played. Also, don't forget, always online.
The 3 sites listed on Wikipedia gave the game a 9/10 or better, so I'm not sure where the idea that the game "sucks" came about. The guy who reviewed it for IGN did express frustration with being limited in area and having to expand his city by making it denser, but he seemed to still enjoy the game a lot.
We got our hands on the new s our review.
Impressions of a gorgeous, insanely detailed, and slightly confused city builder.
I'm guessing that you'll need to focus on using "cities" as districts and using the region as the city that many are used to in older games.
I can't wait to burn the place down though.
never trust video game reviewers. They gave Mass Effect 3 several perfect ratings and praised the "innovative ending".
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I cant seem to find the specs to see if my computer can handle this game. What I could find is attached...Can anyone help me out?
"On 4th and inches I'll take the whiskey drinkers over the milk drinkers any day"
It appears that you might struggle with fluid gameplay. I say this because I can't find any info on your graphics.
This post was edited by tBookkeeper 13 months ago
Thanks. Just found out what it is: Intel Core i3 w/ "HD Graphics"
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I'm horrid at Sim City - there has never been a version, except MAYBE for 3000 that I haven't run the city billions of dollars into the hole. In fact, if it weren't for my ability to use cheats to pad the city's bank account, I'd probably be tried before Sim Court and most likely shot. Don't get me wrong, my cities are marvelous monuments to achievement. They stand cathedral-like on glistening shores, as a testament to my ingenuity and might...the problem usually ends up being that no one wants to ride on the magnificent mass-transit systems I build (causing the city streets to be a colossal nightmare for your average commuter), I can never get water pumps to work, so my city becomes a horrendous eye-soar with hundreds of water towers littering the landscape, and I usually just give up when I accept that the budget is out of control and let chaos ensue. I'd compare my cities to Pyongyang: a lot of flash, but when you take a closer look it's mostly trash.
This post was edited by CuyahogaSpartan 13 months ago
I'm going to impregnate a cyber whore and name my daughter Breslyn and wait anxiously to see if she becomes a stripper.
I could never beat Sim City on SNES. I could get to a metropolis after doing the "money trick," but could never get to the megalopolis. Is it even possible to beat the game without the "money trick?"
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I'm just not down for the always-online component. EA's DRM notwithstanding, I just want a single player experience where I have my own region and city, I don't want the MMO aspects.
This post was edited by TheBobcat 13 months ago
My shovel is sharp, my pick is sharp, and my will is outstanding.
You can have your own private region, but the online thing is still a requirement. Supposedly (depends on the tin foil hat) it's due to the Glassbox cloud computing required to make your city realistic.
I'm going to have a private region set up first and then I'll do a public region as a dump and sell out my dump cities to people.
I do wish you could have an offline mode where it's single player only or at least let you edit/plan the city without time running.
Personally, that's why I like the now-previous version (I think Sim City 4 is the most-recently-outdated version?) - I could forge out a big region of the map and be left to my own devices. Online gaming is fun for shoot-em-up games and sports games, but a game like Sim City is a lot like working in a Japanese contemplation garden - you usually play it when you want to a.) sit in quiet and let your imagination run a bit, or b.) completely ruin the lives of your cyber citizens. I really don't want to connect with the sort of "neighbors" who would probably show me their skyscrapers on Chat Roulette if given the chance. Based on everything I've read and watched, if they would add a single-player offline component to this game, it would be a modern marvel. As it is, I'll probably just stick with what I've got.
I guess that sounds a little better based on your description.
Is there an extra fee to play online? Sounds kind of like this game is going to be a monster to run on your average home computer...
From what I've gathered there is not an extra fee for the servers. I would wager that EA probably keeps money coming in to fund the servers through microtransactions for people who love buying new add ons to make their game a particular way. Think of the Sims franchise and how many different expansions that has. You won't have to pay for the add ons unless you want them.
I think the game shouldn't be too incredibly hard to run on a modern computer, but the online requirement is supposed to take care of the greater calculations. I'd expect some people go to extremes though with this game and will have three or more Simcities running at the same time.
I'll probably play mainly with people I know and not really dabble with randoms.
I can give you more feedback tomorrow after I get to play it (I played beta once).
Looking forward to the feedback. Tax return is coming soon, and I need something to blow a bit of money on until I can finally buy football season tickets!
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