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Samsally



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So hey, which vesion of simcity is worth playing?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SimCity 4 has been constantly mentioned as the thing people choose play instead of SimCity 2013 in all the threads I've read. The Deluxe Edition comes with the only official expansion, Rush Hour.
SimCity 2000 also gets a lot of talk, and it's available on GOG.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. Somethin' to do on a snow day. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sim city 5 seems like such a disaster that I want to play it.

Shows that sometimes why you can build a more accurate simulation by generalizing.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ultimately, it's not that hard to fudge agent/environment relations in ways that don't dick up your city forever, but they didn't do even that.

Alas, alack.

Sim City 4 is great if you don't mind some modding!

Sim City 3 is awesome straight out of the box.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here are the choices for the one free game that early buyers of SimCity 5 can choose from to make up for being suckered out of their non-refundable money:

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Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
Bejeweled 3
Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
Plants vs. Zombies
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mind Simcity 3000.

Also:



Apparently that's just a placeholder price, but still. Paying for marinas?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam what kind of modding would you recommend?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
SimCity 4 has been constantly mentioned as the thing people choose play instead of SimCity 2013 in all the threads I've read. The Deluxe Edition comes with the only official expansion, Rush Hour.
SimCity 2000 also gets a lot of talk, and it's available on GOG.

Also, not sure where you can get it, but if you can get a copy of streets of simcity and simcopter.

The maps from Simcity 2000 become the maps for these games i.e. if you build it in Simcity, you can play it in the other two games.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EA's CEO is stepping down, no reason given yet.

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Also, EA's Origin store/DRM platform has become a computer security risk.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About Sim City 5: More and more, I get the idea that the people who developed the latest iteration of the game didn't really know what the game was about. It seems like the leads behind the game had knowledge of the game, but didn't really look at what people did when they played the game or at player motivations behind why people did what they did. I'm not saying that they didn't "do homework", but it's more like they did the wrong homework. A lot of times fans will say they want this or that in a game, but what they say they want, and what those things would actually do to the game aren't always the same thing. It also seems like they were trying to broaden the appeal of the game, but apparently discarded, or at least GREATLY undervalued what the core mechanics of the game were.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was made from the ground up to be a bare-bones multiplayer game ripe for full-priced DLC and microtransactions to fill it out.
It wasn't made to be a SimCity 4 successor. Hence the series reboot.

*edit* Interesting comparison that drives the point home.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
It was made from the ground up to be a bare-bones multiplayer game ripe for full-priced DLC and microtransactions to fill it out.
It wasn't made to be a SimCity 4 successor. Hence the series reboot.

*edit* Interesting comparison that drives the point home.


Wheels, that link is to this forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinfest forum always drives the point home
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be fixed now.

A size comparison between the space you have in SimCity 5 against SimCity 4.
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