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post Mar 8 2013, 09:17 PM
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Maaaan EA you blew it big time here. Did you not learn from Diablo 3 launch?

Anyway this game is excellent, if you manage to play it. But there are so many servers problems because EA decided to make a single player game online only. I have not been able to play it since launch because servers are busy. Hell, they are so incompetent that at one point they had the busy servers labeled as available and the available servers labeled as busy. And I've had the servers log me off only to try to come back with 30 minute waiting queues. Problem is if you pick another server your city is not there. Hell, I've had cities roll back or be completely erased when I came back to a server. It's very annoying. Yesterday, EA actually removed features from the game because they were causing server instability. What the fuck?

Say what you will about the Diablo 3 launch. Nothing competes with this failure.

But yeah the game is awesome and very deep despite the city size is a lot smaller to past games. But there is a lot more "simulation" to this game than past games though. I like that you now have to gather and manage resources, or import them. People are giving this game a lot of shit on the gameplay side of things, and they are wrong. I understand the city size thing, but I don't think people have played the game long enough to understand the mechanics inside and out. Sim City 4, considered the best in the franchise (which I agree), had 10 years to develop through patches, an expansion, and mods. In this new one, there is a lot more shit you have to pay attention to or it will just domino into a complete disaster right before your eyes. It's really neat and at the same time while makes the game more challenging than Sim City 4.

Like I tried to get away with not building a police station at the start (in Sim City 4 you can wait quite a while before crime levels get to a point where you need police). Well I had criminals coming over from a neighboring city taking advantage that I did not have police. The game is very sensitiveness to these types of things. To add to that, not only is there a lot more money sinks, but building things seems more expensive compared to Sim City 4. To add insult to injury I had a Zombie infestation, which lost 80 percent of my population because I had no money to defend my city. And this is neat too because you can zoom in and follow Sims and it was cool to see them fighting Zombies and hearing gun fire going off in the streets with some people running for their lives and others defending their homes.

It's moments like above that really suck you into this game.

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post Mar 18 2013, 10:56 PM
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If we all get NFS:MW it would be pretty fun to play online. But DS3 is a good choice too.


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post Mar 20 2013, 08:01 AM
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Pray for Mojo.

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The more I play and learn the mechanics under the hood, the more I realize this is a city variant of farmville with a pretty face. Ignorance is bliss with this game, the less you under stand it the more fun it is. Sadly I have seen just how absurdly broken the core of the game is, I am getting to the point where I find this game more of a disappointing failure than Diablo 3.
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Scan_Man   Sim City   Mar 8 2013, 09:17 PM
HC82   I picked up this game Yesterday and me and Kaz pla...   Mar 10 2013, 04:31 PM
Crushinator   Been moving this week so I had to put off buying t...   Mar 11 2013, 01:34 PM
Kazicht   Even with the messy launch this game is already in...   Mar 11 2013, 05:40 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Kazicht @ Mar 11 2013, 06:40 PM) Ev...   Mar 11 2013, 06:03 PM
AC9breaker   What the fuck, a new sim city came out? Where the...   Mar 12 2013, 03:01 AM
Crushinator   This game is fucking fantastic. Got sucked in and ...   Mar 16 2013, 09:52 AM
AC9breaker   Im not gonna lie, game is really good, especially ...   Mar 18 2013, 05:39 AM
Crushinator   Yeah and now my dump is full of your city's dirty ...   Mar 18 2013, 11:11 AM
Kazicht   Everyone who registered SC before the 25th gets a ...   Mar 18 2013, 05:56 PM
Crushinator   If we all get NFS:MW it would be pretty fun to pla...   Mar 18 2013, 10:56 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   The more I play and learn the mechanics under the ...   Mar 20 2013, 08:01 AM
Kazicht   QUOTE(Oddies da Nerfed @ Mar 20 2013, 08...   Mar 20 2013, 05:16 PM
HC82   The game is definitely more clever then farmville;...   Mar 20 2013, 08:04 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(HC82 @ Mar 20 2013, 08:04 PM) The g...   Mar 21 2013, 07:47 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   Firetruck so leet. Current 1.8 patch AI at its f...   Mar 23 2013, 12:08 AM
Knightsword   QUOTE(Oddies da Nerfed @ Mar 23 2013, 01...   Mar 23 2013, 06:20 PM
Scan_Man   My main problem as of late is the city size and re...   Mar 21 2013, 01:59 AM
HC82   QUOTE(Oddies da Nerfed @ Mar 21 2013, 07...   Mar 23 2013, 06:47 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   They don't work because the game IS a facebook gam...   Mar 26 2013, 02:11 PM
HC82   It's just matter of time before a zombie-out break...   Mar 26 2013, 07:32 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(HC82 @ Mar 26 2013, 07:32 PM) It's ...   Mar 26 2013, 10:09 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   Keep in mind, my city would rebuild quite fast, ev...   Mar 27 2013, 09:21 AM
Knightsword   RE: Sim City   Mar 26 2013, 09:22 PM
Crushinator   I really hate how fucked up and essential un-simul...   Mar 31 2013, 11:02 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   You can help beta test on the test server. Curren...   Apr 1 2013, 08:19 AM

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