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03:36 PM on 03/19/13 
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saintnumberfive
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Anyone have the chance to play this yet? Or has the online only requirement (and subsequent server issues) caused people to throw their PCs out of the window?
03:53 PM on 03/19/13 
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Regards
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I won't purchase this on principal alone.
04:03 PM on 03/19/13 
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iRob
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I got it. I really like the gameplay and everything, but it's been incredibly dumbed down from SimCity 4. I barely ever find my finances in the red and you can improve land value just by putting a single high-wealth park down. Specialisations are cool though, but I'm still getting issues like students not commuting from city to city and freight not being delivered to other cities.

I get why online only DRM pisses people off on a principle level, but I don't really care personally. I have an internet connection, so it makes no odds to me.

The game eats time though. Before you know it it's 4am and you're still trying to fix that sewage problem.
04:08 PM on 03/19/13 
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saintnumberfive
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I really want it. I'm thinking of buying a gaming PC with my tax return. Or I can wait for when it comes out on Mac. I feel like it would be a lesser experience that way though.
07:51 PM on 03/19/13 
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dirty sanchez
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Small city sizes too. Better off getting Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition or Tropico 4.
07:56 PM on 03/19/13 
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I didn't really pay attention to this other than the server issues but now I'm actually thinking of playing it.
05:43 AM on 03/20/13 
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SomedayTheFire
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The small c in the title is annoying me for some reason. Looks brilliant not going to lie, wouldn't waste my money on it yet though. Wait a few months.
07:44 PM on 03/20/13 
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I got it. I really like the gameplay and everything, but it's been incredibly dumbed down from SimCity 4. I barely ever find my finances in the red and you can improve land value just by putting a single high-wealth park down. Specialisations are cool though, but I'm still getting issues like students not commuting from city to city and freight not being delivered to other cities.

I get why online only DRM pisses people off on a principle level, but I don't really care personally. I have an internet connection, so it makes no odds to me.

The game eats time though. Before you know it it's 4am and you're still trying to fix that sewage problem.


I totally agree with you. I've lost so many hours on Civ5.
07:54 PM on 03/20/13 
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I am debating getting this but i have been disappointed recently with the industry. last two games i paid for were cod mw3 and hitman absolution. both major duds in my mind. I hope one company pics up atleast
08:23 AM on 03/21/13 
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Im hoping the mac version for this comes out soon.
09:14 AM on 03/21/13 
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i really want to play this but i haven't heard very many good things. i loved the original tropico, so i might just have to get that instead
09:19 AM on 03/21/13 
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Sick to the back teeth of EA and I am done with them, most games I have bought from them have been full of problems or are underwhelming to what was promised. I personally wouldn't buy SimCity due to the fact that you won't be able to play it a couple of years time when they shut the servers down for a new game, which is stupid.
11:42 AM on 03/21/13 
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SomedayTheFire
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The servers won't be going down for a long long time.
03:55 PM on 03/21/13 
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Still like to know I can play a game even five years after it has been released, I did buy it after all. As far as I am concerned always online DRM is a scam and you technically don't even own the game. Never mind the fact that Origin is terrible compared to Steam.
04:39 PM on 03/21/13 
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In 5 yeas time if they want to turn off the servers, they could probably just implement a patch that enables offline play. Someone already hacked the game to allow offline play but EA patched it fast. By the time they feel the need to turn them off, they won't give a shit if a handful of people pirate it since nobody will be still buying it anyway.

It's a good game now that it's working. All people are doing is depriving themselves of hours and hours of fun which does not affect or upset EA one bit. I'm not a fan of the DRM situation at all, but I care more about the game itself.



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