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Like seriously.....it's on Steam's front page right now, release day is.......now.

What the hell man....did anyone even know about it? Sim City went big on advertisements and a lot of gamers were looking forward to it and suddenly a new city XL hits the market, silently.

Judging from the screenshots from steam, the graphics will possibly be just as good as the new sim city. Gameplay aside, to make that jump of performance in the graphics department is commendable.

Haven't done more research after briefly looking through steam page since I gotta go to work (at work at this moment) but I have to say I'm quite impressed. If it has fully functional single player and doesn't run poorly on my hardware(which it really shouldn't), I might as well just get city XL instead and save me some trouble.


I want single player back, EA.



Any thoughts on this game? Do you even know about it? Think it will do well against sim city? I mean come to think of it, it's kind of like Diablo 3 vs Torchlight 2 all over again, just that we don't know if this new City XL can be compared to the one and only Sim City.
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Considering what the other Cities XL games were like, I doubt this will be any better. The dev's don't care enough about solving game breaking issues and unoptimized code. Like all its predecessors, it will slow to a slide show once you reach 150k pop...

My only concern is whether they managed to fix ANY of there old issues.
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I just noticed that. Might have to give it a try. I'd like a new city building/managing game, and I won't be buying the new Simcity. I'll think about it. tongue.gif
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how many cores does this one utilize?? 2
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Considering what the other Cities XL games were like, I doubt this will be any better. The dev's don't care enough about solving game breaking issues and unoptimized code. Like all its predecessors, it will slow to a slide show once you reach 150k pop...

My only concern is whether they managed to fix ANY of there old issues.

hmm...

I actually never played a cities XL before so I don't know about that problem. I watched quite a few reviews and let's play videos of the 2012 version when it was on steam sale, but I got turned off by the graphics alone after a bit of thinking.

Is that a performance efficiency problem? (so maybe it can be overcome by high end highware) Or it is a universal problem and doesn't matter if you have the latest i5 at 5.5G and tri-GTX 680?
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it was only optimized for one core.
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My fears have been confirmed and this is built on the same engine. That engine doesn't utilize more then 1 core. Unless you have a single core that runs upward of 5mhz, don't play this. Top of the line rigs will falter at the same point your grandmothers computer will.
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My fears have been confirmed and this is built on the same engine. That engine doesn't utilize more then 1 core. Unless you have a single core that runs upward of 5mhz, don't play this. Top of the line rigs will falter at the same point your grandmothers computer will.

the last line there is not entirely true cuz efficiency per GB has improved through the years, but dang......I'm very impressed.




Negatively, impressed.
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It's just a stand-alone expansion pack with few more buildings. They haven't changed any gameplay elements nor fixed any bugs.
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It's just a stand-alone expansion pack with few more buildings. They haven't changed any gameplay elements nor fixed any bugs.

had a graphic overhaul though, its pretty obvious

might not be as good as I first expected, but let's not omit that part
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