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Damn so it's not worth it then? What kind of DLC is there?
game's not even out yet.
don't know if any of you played the closed beta but i did. after my time with it; a few hours worth, then again a couple more hours last friday. i was sold and went ahead and bought the game. i gotta say playing was a lot of fun. Yes, the smaller map size. I didnt care. that map size has a lot more detail per block now, and there is a lot more data to dig down into. (much more than the older titles.) also the aesthetics convey more than just pretty pictures, aesthetics of a block tells you information about the area. ie. trash on the streets, graffiti on the walls etc. traffic jams aren't just sprites anymore and the Glass Box engine is fantastic!
Im still not sure about Origin (dont care if it's an always online title. i have a lot of those games now) but more of the business practices of EA (just like many of you) fact of the matter, EA is a business and if selling DLCs and micro-payments works as a business model then so be it. (it's not like they invented the practice) and truth be told, they really aren't abusing it.
for all those who did buy the game. you can pre-load it tonight at 11pm it'll be available to play 12:01am
no mac? fuk u!
Someone needs to cross this over with WOW so your sweet little suburban sprawl can be destroyed by monsters.
detritus, regarding DLC with this game, you said that "All of the default features of previous version" would be in-game purchases. Can you name a few?
I know that expansion packs n' stuff are DLC, but I can't imagine that you'd have to, say, pay for a mayor's house or something that might be required to make progress. What have you come across that makes you say this?
I think I actually said more along the lines of "beta testers suspect that certain previously-core features will be upsold as DLC later on", or words to that effect.
i'm not going to go back and search out the various articles I've read, especially from whinging beta testers.
I'm very tempted by this. How much is it?
Fuck you, EA, fuck you.
Sorry to bang on about this. but people need to get it into their heads that they shouldn't have to tolerate this kind of bullshit on a product they've just paid good money for. There's no real need for it and it won't actually solve anyting for them.
Accept this now - and what crap do you think they'll dream up to shit on your game-time experience in future?
There's a big reason people flock to unlocked, DRM-free and indie games, and it's only going to get bigger.
- you're pretty upset about it. i wish i cared, sorry man, i just got bigger problems, you know.plash
- I doubt it, somehow - but hey, i hope you managed to make yourself feel a little better.detritus
- Sorry, that was a snide response.
Shit of me, as often.detritus
When is the mac version out?
can honestly say I was on the fence but the more points and comments i read about the always online it just looks weaker and weaker - a glorified facebook game, where you dont really get what you need to get out of the game unless you're connecting with neighboring cities and sharing resources and shit. fuck that. huge props to the graphics dept, but the philosophy and management of the game itself are hugely flawed.
I can still pop in my snes SimCity any time and it works flawlessly... 20 years after release. There is very huge doubts they'll still be running servers for this game in 20 years when no one even buys it anymore and they no longer make money off it.
The only way I'll ever play this game is if someone cracks it so single player mode doesn't need internet access.