SimCity 5 on its way in 2013!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Canadave, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's been way too long since we last had a proper entry in this franchise. I think I've worn SC4 down to the bone, so here's hoping SC5 is a worthy installment! :D :techman:
     
  2. Steven

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    Sweet! Looking forward to this! :techman:

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  3. -Brett-

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    I hope Maxis can redeem themselves after Spore.
     
  4. Kronos

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    Hopefully it abandons the path 'Societies' took, an unplayable wreck.
     
  5. Cutter John

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    Personally I blame EA for what happened to Spore. It started out as a pretty interesting concept until the evil ones decided it needed to be more kid friendly.
     
  6. TheGodBen

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    I gave CitiesXL a shot recently and it's a reasonable substitute to SimCity, but the way that game handles plots is a right pain. A proper SimCity game would be most welcome.
     
  7. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, it could be fun. They need to approach it as a real SimCity game, though, not as something similar to SimSocieties.
     
  8. Canadave

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    I've played XL too, and it just isn't as compelling as SimCity for some reason. I just plop stuff down, and then it looks pretty. It never really feels like I'm building anything.
     
  9. Cutter John

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    Tho personally I preferred Sierra's old Pharaoh and Caesar games. All the fun of city building, with the extra bonus of having to gather resources and fight off barbarians. :)
     
  10. FPAlpha

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    :( :( :(

    There goes my private life for weeks.. in this case i'm lucky i don't have a gf currently because i'd become single shortly after.

    Sim City is one of the games i grew up with and i'm very happy to hear we're getting a state of the art Sim City to play.. definitely looking forward to it and if the reviews are not devastatingly bad i'll pre-order as soon as possible.
     
  11. Mr. B

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    I want to have high hopes for this, but between EA having their nose in it and the Sim City Societies debacle, I fear I'd be setting myself up for severe disappointment. I hope I'm surprised.
     
  12. Smellincoffee

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    Steam drove me away from contemporary PC games, but SimCity 5 may bring me back. I'm still playing SimCity 3000. :lol:
     
  13. FordSVT

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    I think you may be the only person in existence I've heard utter those words. Most people consider Steam to be the saviour of PC gaming.
     
  14. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    Nah, there's a few anti-Steam people over at CivFanatics. I don't like having to install third-party software, I don't like having to interact with the internet to activate or play a game, and I despise the new service model developers are so fond of.
     
  15. Kronos

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    Agreed, especially the internet part, I use cracks for games I get from Steam just to avoid them.

    SimCity 5 (or just SimCity) trailer
    http://mashable.com/2012/03/07/simcity-5-2013-launch/
     
  16. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    You clearly have access to the internet now. Is it really that difficult to access the internet to activate a game? You can play offline after that.
     
  17. Hoser

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    Isn't Steam just the distribution method? Because I avoid certain publishers that tend to make me do things like those complaints (Ubisoft or EA), but I get indie games off Steam all the time, and I used to play them offline on my netbook as well.
     
  18. Colonel Midnight

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    ^ Well, at least for Civ5, it looks like you can't play it without logging into Steam.

    And, not to be annoying or anything, but dang it -- I should not have to do that, just to play the fripping game! Okay, maybe to register it, sure, even to install it (*grumble*), but to play?

    That's just ridiculous, regardless of how easy/accessible the Internet is anymore.

    Cheers,
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  19. FordSVT

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    I'm well aware of the criticisms of online DRM, but that's not unique to Steam (or Origin, for that matter).
     
  20. Kronos

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    Not difficult, annoying and intrusive is more like it.

    I don't use Steam, but I have to have it installed to activate a game I bought in a store? no thanks.