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Old 7th Jan 2013, 19:16   #1
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SimCity

I was wondering if anyone has heard anything good, or bad, about the new SimCity game coming out in March? I have watched some videos of it and it looks like it can be a lot of fun. It does seems to be somewhat more simple to play, from what I've seen, than previous versions. As in you don't have to build pipeline and such. Everything runs along roads now. But I haven't played since SimCity 2000.

I want to preorder it on Origin and am wondering if ordering the digital deluxe edition was worth paying the extra $20 for? You get foreign city sets but am not sure if you can make a whole city like that or just the featured building or two?

Overall, I would just like to hear what people think about this upcoming game!
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 19:43   #2
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From previews i've seen my only real concerns are that we willbe limited to rather small city sizes, (about medium size plots in SC4) and that since EA are involved we'll probably get 100s of different building packs and the likes of a subway DLC at later dates.

The simulation itself does look rather nifty however and a step up now that each individual sim is now fully simulated.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 20:05   #3
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I can hardly wait to get my hands on it, you'll hear a lot of negativity from the community but it's mostly from people who can't see and accept what the game wants to be.

Well, that or people who don't have reliable internet access.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 20:18   #4
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I cant wait for it, i have been watching the videos they put up on the SimCity Youtube channel and it looks good, as mentioned above i assume it will be ruined by EA charging for everything to make as many pennies as possible, im still deciding which version to get but im thinking its probably not worth the extra money for different looking architecture
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 20:20   #5
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I'm very excited about it too, Dragunov. When SimCity 3000 came out I wasn't a fan of it, but this new one I can't wait either.

Has anyone played it in beta or has beta started?
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 22:21   #6
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I've pre-ordered, and can't wait. SimCity Societes was a travesty of a game, but this one looks like it is going back to most of the SimCity basics - but stripping out some of the complexity that made SimCity 4 so hard to 'win' at properly (the cost of running electrics, water, rubbish collection, roads, public transport etc massively outstripped income unless you built in a very standardised, boring fashion).

Always-on DRM is a bit annoying, but I can deal with it - my internet is always-on, so it won't have an impact on my gaming experience. It isn't dial-up days any more!
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 02:17   #7
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Where did you pre-order and what bonuses are you getting?
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 14:58   #8
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I've had the SimCity itch recently too. I even started playing SimCity Social just to get my fix. I haven't preordered it ye, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Just like WhiteKnight226, I'm open to any suggestion on where to pre-order it.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 16:06   #9
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i loved sim city4. it was really hard to build anything fast, but really rewarding when you stopped to realise that your tiny little village in the middle of nowhere was now a massive metrolpolis surrounded by little villages
3000uk edition was at little to easy tbh, much prefered 4
que nostalga moment at the original sim city that i used to just spend all my money then destroy my city with floods, plane crashes and bombs ^_^
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 01:02   #10
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Don't know if you've seen some of the older videos by a developer from SimCity? Think there were about 5 or 6 showcasing the underlying engine features that they've added. Seems really cool and actually some of the things more advanced players would appreciate (things like every unit being a data entry that flows through the city.. Water, power, products etc).

Granted I've not seen any recent trailers or such but from the early look of the game it definitely seems to be worth trying.
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 04:23   #11
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I was reading some of the forums for the game and a lot of people were complaining about the land plots being too small. They were saying that the land plots in the new game are only about the size of the medium lots in simcity 4.
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 10:01   #12
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I could never get into simcity 4, i might go back to it and try again but I loved the ones before it.

Im excited about 5, hoping to buy a new laptop this year to run it, I think my current one wouldnt come near running it
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 10:21   #13
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I was reading some of the forums for the game and a lot of people were complaining about the land plots being too small. They were saying that the land plots in the new game are only about the size of the medium lots in simcity 4.
I have no doubt that anything larger would bring our CPUs to their knees though...
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Where did you pre-order and what bonuses are you getting?
Deluxe edition on Origin
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Sixty Five quid - phew! Even 45 for the basic edition is steep. I will give this a miss I think, which is a shame as I have always liked these games.
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Sixty Five quid - phew! Even 45 for the basic edition is steep. I will give this a miss I think, which is a shame as I have always liked these games.
Yeah it's expensive, for which I blame EA. That said, I love SimCity enough to pay it
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I'll get it and really want it loved the old ones and the Cities XL didnt quite do it for me.. But 65/45 is steep for a PC game these days when most are around the 25-30 spot new. So will be waiting till the price hopefully goes down a bit / a sale where its included.
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I'll get it and really want it loved the old ones and the Cities XL didnt quite do it for me.. But 65/45 is steep for a PC game these days when most are around the 25-30 spot new. So will be waiting till the price hopefully goes down a bit / a sale where its included.
Problem is that I am not sure it will for a while. With EA controlling distribution with Origin there's not going to be any retail competition. Which is one of the reasons they are able to set the price point so high in the first place.

I am sorely tempted to go for it, but I think this time they have priced it too high and I am determined not to fall for the 'desire' they are building.
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 17:26   #20
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looks interesting but will not pay more than 30 for it especially since EA will milk the DLC for it

limited edition is 35 on amazon for anyone not wanting to pay 65 on shitty origin
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