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  1. ILL Tonkso's Review of SimCity

    I really can see this being Sim Societies 2... I will definitly not be getting it as I don't always have internet access so it wouldn't even work! I have to say that EA's attitude of "What do you do if yoou can't get on line" "c’est la vie" is very disturbing and unproffesional. So let's look at the evidence: Must be online to Load/save (and so play - DUH). No density zoning. Buildings may spam. Restricted City sizes. No modding for the forseeable future (if at all). Caroony graphics. Dead zones around buildings. Dumbed down micro-management. Limited population (Max 200,000 agents, 1 agent can be coal, electricity, water, SimPerson, vehicle, and more, so do the maths!) It actually comes over as Sim City Societies with a dash of Cities XL Planet. It think most hard-core Sim City fans will either not get this (like me) or get it but give up on it pretty quickly. I have a horrible feeling that this game will kill the Sim City franchise for good (or at least for 15 - 20 years) unless EA folds and a better company grows up and gets the rights. Oh and despite all their hype this is not a Maxis game, it just a couple of old Maxis people rehired by EA, and the Maxis logo splashed about.
  2. I really can see this being Sim Societies 2... I will definitly not be getting it as I don't always have internet access so it wouldn't even work! I have to say that EA's attitude of "What do you do if yoou can't get on line" "c’est la vie" is very disturbing and unproffesional. So let's look at the evidence: Must be online to Load/save (and so play - DUH). No density zoning. Buildings may spam. Restricted City sizes. No modding for the forseeable future (if at all). Caroony graphics. Dead zones around buildings. Dumbed down micro-management. Limited population (Max 200,000 agents, 1 agent can be coal, electricity, water, SimPerson, vehicle, and more, so do the maths!) It actually comes over as Sim City Societies with a dash of Cities XL Planet. It think most hard-core Sim City fans will either not get this (like me) or get it but give up on it pretty quickly. I have a horrible feeling that this game will kill the Sim City franchise for good (or at least for 15 - 20 years) unless EA folds and a better company grows up and gets the rights. Oh and despite all their hype this is not a Maxis game, it just a couple of old Maxis people rehired by EA, and the Maxis logo splashed about.
  3. Great write up, shame about the game! @screwballl EA have already said that all saving is done to their servers not locally, and you have to be online to play. I really can see this being Sim Societies 2... I will definitly not be getting it as I don't always have internet access so it wouldn't even work! I have to say that EA's attitude of "What do you do if yoou can't get on line" "c’est la vie" is very disturbing and unproffesional. So let's look at the evidence: Must be online to Load/save (and so play - DUH). No density zoning. Buildings may spam. Restricted City sizes. No modding for the forseeable future (if at all). Caroony graphics. Dead zones around buildings. Dumbed down micro-management. Limited population (Max 200,000 agents, 1 agent can be coal, electricity, water, SimPerson, vehicle, and more, so do the maths!) It actually comes over as Sim City Societies with a dash of Cities XL Planet. It think most hard-core Sim City fans will either not get this (like me) or get it but give up on it pretty quickly. I have a horrible feeling that this game will kill the Sim City franchise for good (or at least for 15 - 20 years) unless EA folds and a better company grows up and gets the rights. Oh and despite all their hype this is not a Maxis game, it just a couple of old Maxis people rehired by EA, and the Maxis logo splashed about.
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