Discussion in 'Games' started by Aytee-Aytee, Mar 7, 2012.
I'm leery of the 'images do not reflect gameplay' disclaimer on the bottom there.
I'll follow this with some interest though, been a long while since I've played a SimCity game.
Well, so long as they keep the truckasaurus and Iron Man finale, I think it's good to go .
I can't wait to reticulate some splines.
edit: "SimCity will be available for the PC."
You really thought it would be available for another platform?
Unless you meant Mac I suppose, but you should be used to many games not coming to Mac.
It'd be interesting to see it on the Kinect. You could literally build a city with your own hands!
Marcus, I seem to recall that at least Sim City 3000 and maybe also Sim City 4 were available for Mac from release. Am I wrong?
This is probably the impetus I need to finally look into Boot Camp, anyway.
Really low system requirements. Dunno if that's a good thing or not.
So, the game has had an... Interesting launch. But most of the server issues were nonexistent after a few days. By time my copy arrived they had been worked out, thankfully.
On the upside, EA's giving a free game to those who register before the 25th as compensation for the troubles. I decided to go with Deadspace 3 (Ill eventually play ME3 on consoles, and NFSMW was the only other one that interested me).
Anyways, that aside, I've been enjoying the hell out of the game. This thing is the flux capacitor of video games: it makes time travel possible. Unfortunately, it only travels forward in time.
Seriously though, it is very addictive- it's easy to look at the clock once, then look again and realize its several hours later, heh.
I don't know if you're a PS Plus subscriber, but if you are, ME3 is this month's freebie, along with Dead or Alive 5. Thought I'd give you a heads-up.
Thanks for the headsup but I don't have a PS3. Someone gave me ME1 on 360 last year so ill be playing that at some point. From there ill probably either grab ME trilogy for the last two or grab a used copy of ME2 on 360 and ME3 on Wii U, whichever ends up being most practical. Probably be the same price by time I get around to it.
hehe same here, will pick Dead Space 3 But have you already gotten your free game? I have to wait a day or two, i guess for being in Europe?
Yeah it's downloaded but I haven't played it yet- have to break free of SimCity first.
Don't get a used copy! You'll only have to fork out extra for the pass, and you need the pass to get the DLC, and you will be wanting the DLC. Oh, and you'll be supporting the gaming industry as well.
Oh, and as for SimCity? I've heard too much negative stuff about it. There's an exploit that allows players to completely destroy other cities, permanently. If they release a patch or update that'll let me play on my own then I'll consider it, but not until then. It's a shame really as it looks great.
I do try to avoid buying used whenever possible, but I suspect that may be my only option by time I'm ready to purchase/play the sequel. I don't think I'll even be able to get around to starting the first til next year (though I might be able to squeeze it in this summer).
You can play on your own, just hit private game. The always online DRM sucks, but the game is pretty fun
Also i pretty much got a free copy of Dead Space 3, just for buying it. And i had no problem playing it
Hey there. Considering the recent Simcity debacle, I was wondering if it's still worth it to purchase this game.
Also, is the game ONLY multiplayer?
I played it starting about a week after launch on a crappy computer and wasted several days being sucked into it, so I think it's definitely worth playing if you like Sim CIty.
It's only multiplayer if you want it to be- you still have to be online to play it single player but if you make your region private, you can control all of the cities you build in your region without worrying about others joining.
(though the global trading for resources is probably still applicable, that's more behind the curtain data)
Thanks for the reply, The2ndQuest. Did you have server problems?
Yeah, it looks decent to me. I suppose multiplayer is difficult considering other players can mess with your city. Thanks for the private region tip.
If I may ask, which Simcity do you consider the best?
I think I've only lost connection once (after that first week they expanded their servers a lot so I had that advantage over Day 1 folk)- however I haven't played for a few weeks due to schoolwork.
I've only played the original SNES game, SimCity 2000 and this one, but they each have their highlights- the original has that core puzzle aspect to it (despite all the other features of these games, at their core it really is about putting pieces together in the most optimal way possible), 2000 has terraforming and larger city spaces, while 2013 has city specialization and a ton of complexity.
Oh, so the server problems are no longer an issue?
Yeah, the original was addictive. Never played 2000, so I'll probably d/load it at some point if that's legally possible. And yes, I really like the puzzle aspect to these games.
2013 seems like a must play for me. We shall see.
As far as I know, server issues are t common now- though I suppose one might possibly run into one occassionally depending on the server and peak usage times