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So when Blizzard makes a game that is so obsolete and looks hideous for even 2006 everyone says its so it can run on a large number of pcs, but when EA does it everyone hates? I am not defending EA but I would like to know why companies like valve and blizzard get away with such behavior and everyone praises them instead of scorning them.

Blizzard spends years making their games, they are well renowned for the quality of games they release. They know what their customers want.

EA... ha.. the used to produce great games. I dont know what happened, they have no clue what customers want and their games are lacking in quality as of late.

My personal opinion.
Edited by TheOx - 3/3/13 at 4:10am
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News is supposed to be objective, is it not? OP is not objective.
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I don't understand the people saying that they were super stoked about the game and now it's on their 'forget about' list. Can something like this really make you hate it that much? I find it disappointing but not a game breaker.

I'm still going to pick it up, I enjoyed the beta and hope they can bring the expandable cities in the future.
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I don't understand the people saying that they were super stoked about the game and now it's on their 'forget about' list. Can something like this really make you hate it that much? I find it disappointing but not a game breaker.

I'm still going to pick it up, I enjoyed the beta and hope they can bring the expandable cities in the future.

It's not about hating the game itself, it's about hating the scummy company and principles behind it. We should never have had to wait for bigger cities in the first place.

Consumers these days don't realize how much power they really have. If people didn't willingly support companies with policies they didn't like and actually boycotted successfully (reminds me of this abysmal attempt at a boycott), everything would be perfect. They tested the waters with DLC and everybody ate it up.
    
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The fact remains that city size in this game is nothing new. It's been known since E3 last year. There wa

People have actually been playing betas of the game no less than a few weeks ago. The city size is not news.

The actual news in the article is that Ocean Quigley, the design director of the game has confirmed that expanding city size in future is not being ruled out and that it is something they'll get around to doing.

The rest is pure conjecture on the part of the writer and many people who most likely weren't actually going to buy the game, asserting for the tenth time or so in the tenth thread that they're probably not going to buy the game......not because the dev said that the city sizes will stay smaller forever, but that it is in their vision for the future of the game.

Problem = Confirmed smaller city sizes.

Response = Dev says they are looking at expanding them (albeit without a timeline).

Result = Hatred.


If anything, the news that bigger cities may be coming is actually a bad thing judging by the response. Maybe they shouldn't actually bother at all then? If hinting at expanding city size gets so much bad press, maybe what they actually needed to do was make them even smaller?

If the headline was written in a different way and the writer/op didn't add their own twist to the "news", people would likely react in a different manner.
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Your point being? I don't really keep close tabs on game news, so this is the first I'd heard of restricted city sizes.

Just because the information's been available for a while doesn't magically make it acceptable.
    
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Your point being? I don't really keep close tabs on game news, so this is the first I'd heard of restricted city sizes.

Just because the information's been available for a while doesn't magically make it acceptable.
The game is designed around favoring quality over quantity. This video talks about it nicely:
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I don't understand the people saying that they were super stoked about the game and now it's on their 'forget about' list. Can something like this really make you hate it that much? I find it disappointing but not a game breaker.

I'm still going to pick it up, I enjoyed the beta and hope they can bring the expandable cities in the future.

i'm definitely disappointed with these in-game transactions. Not a day one buy for me, but also not on my ****list...yet. I guess its not enough to just buy the game nowadays. Hopefully the standard SC wont be gimped too much. The game is out tuesday. Lets see what the reviews say. smile.gif
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I don't understand the people saying that they were super stoked about the game and now it's on their 'forget about' list. Can something like this really make you hate it that much? I find it disappointing but not a game breaker.

I'm still going to pick it up, I enjoyed the beta and hope they can bring the expandable cities in the future.

It is not just this it's the fact so many announcements relating to this game have made me think "well thats cr@p" or "that seems grabby". I have played simcity since SC2K released but this one just makes me think if I fork out the cash for it I will have a sour taste left in my mouth.
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I understand all the hatred toward the decisions in this game, we know how EA tends to try make more money from less

But, from what I've seen, this game appeals to me more than the other sim city games, love the concept for the Sim City games, never really gotten into them
But I guess I'm more of an Anno / Caesars fan, and the more involvement at a lower levels is more appealing, but it does break the more traditional play style of Sim city

I don't see this game being worth the amount they are asking for, and sadly will have to wait for a sale or something to come along before I pick it up, but the game looks like a load of fun
It's a plus that the Dev has noted that they have small maps and are considering to make them bigger at a point (Although there is a chance that EA will make it a paid for DLC, unfortunately)
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