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Old June 2 2012, 08:48 PM   #61
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Re: SimCity 5 on its way in 2013!

First in-game look at SimCity (2013.)

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Old June 2 2012, 09:55 PM   #62
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Those look great!

I like how they went with a more stylized artistic approach over an attempt at super-realism like they did in SC4. I think it just fits the tone of the game better.

While it certainly wasn't as graphically as impressive, I actually think SC3 looked better than SC4.
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Old June 3 2012, 03:30 AM   #63
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I'm kind of mixed on the graphics as I prefer the more "realistic" tones and textures.
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Old July 7 2012, 09:25 PM   #64
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Re: SimCity 5 on its way in 2013!

This partially explains why the game requires a consistent internet connection. Essentially, the game is a multiplayer game because your city doesn't entirely exist in a vacuum isolated from other cities. These interactions do seem quite cool. On the other hand, a single player isolated city as an option isn't a bad idea overall, imo.

The biggest issue is a head start problem. Essentially, cities should be at the same level or it's not as fun. Additionally, there's the problem of what will happen after the game inevitably loses popularity. Aside from that, it still looks like it has potential for being very fun to play.
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Old July 13 2012, 02:55 AM   #65
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Is there any Origin game that doesn't require an internet connection?
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Old July 14 2012, 06:05 AM   #66
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I'm waiting for a solitaire game that needs an always on connection. They need to hurry and get everything running from the cloud so they won't need that anymore.
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Old July 14 2012, 12:17 PM   #67
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This partially explains why the game requires a consistent internet connection. Essentially, the game is a multiplayer game because your city doesn't entirely exist in a vacuum isolated from other cities. These interactions do seem quite cool. On the other hand, a single player isolated city as an option isn't a bad idea overall, imo.

The biggest issue is a head start problem. Essentially, cities should be at the same level or it's not as fun. Additionally, there's the problem of what will happen after the game inevitably loses popularity. Aside from that, it still looks like it has potential for being very fun to play.
When I think about the types of people I've played online games with in the past..I really do not want my city to be next to theirs
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Old July 14 2012, 03:12 PM   #68
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Yeah, that's my biggest fear (along with the idea of a dead game). It's an interesting idea, but it should only be an option.
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Old July 14 2012, 08:26 PM   #69
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Offline Single Player or they won't see my money. It's that simple.
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Old September 8 2012, 11:45 PM   #70
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Two articles about the game.

SimCity: Digestible Complexity - essentially a puff piece that talks about all the different systems and how the UI makes them manageable. It seems that the heart of the game remains about how it's always been.

Multiplayer: Competition and Experimentation

This one is probably worth a read if, like me, you're worried about the consequences of other people screwing up your city.

If you don't want to, you're not required to play with other players on a city-to-city level. Everyone gets their own region, and you only play with others if you invite them to settle in your region or open it up to everyone. Heck, you could even populate an entire region with cities that you exclusively control, manipulating them so that they create a symbiotic network that strengthens the region as a whole.
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