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post #1 of 42
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Since it's coming out tomorrow, here's some of the first full on reviews from outside of beta for you people. Hope it helps you decide to keep that pre-order or not, most of the reviews I've read state that this should not be on your day-1 purchase list.

Reviews:

Arstechnica: SimCity impressions: We waited ten years for this?
PCGamer: SimCity review in progress
Polygon - 9.5
VentureBeat - 90/100
Mashable - You Will Fail at 'SimCity', and Love Every Minute of It
Penny Arcade
Polygon
Edited by Zen00 - 3/4/13 at 9:20am
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post #2 of 42
Polygon - 9.5
VentureBeat - 90/100
Mashable - You Will Fail at 'SimCity', and Love Every Minute of It

I don't think anyone had any doubts it would be a very polarizing game. It either jibes with you or it doesn't. I played all three betas and I have no qualms about it. I'm very much looking forward to tomorrow. wheee.gif
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Penny Arcade
Polygon

Some grabbed from Reddit. The Sim City subreddit is suprisingly not blocked at work.

I just wish I could pre-load. frown.gif
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post #4 of 42
eh i got mine for 34.99 US so i'll keep onto the pre-order...i already know it's not goign to be like the previous sim city games but still looking forward to it.
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post #5 of 42
Played the beta. Sadly small city size and pay to win always on drm cloud saving will disuade me from buying this game...amoung other little things.(no subway, no terraforming etc) But I really love everything else about this game.
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post #6 of 42
Quote:
Honestly, this is not the game I wanted it to be, but it's not far from the game I expected EA to deliver. I think fundamentally, it feels like a very small game. It should be SimVillage, or SimTown perhaps.
Peter from Arstechnica
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Sounds like an incredibly realistic game to me: Pointless bureaucratic money grubbing keeps you from doing what is a plainly obvious good, citizens are never satisfied, things break for no reason, and you never have enough money. Pretty much a perfectly accurate depiction of American municipal government.

Pretty funny comment from Ars

One mans opinion. However, I was really hoping for the big, city design which apparently was never going to be the case, I was recently told. Oh well.
Edited by LancerVI - 3/4/13 at 9:47am
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post #7 of 42
no subway = no way.

Clearly reviewers have not touched any of the original Simcity games. The same counts for some of you in here.

I thought that going from 1995 to 2013 would bring some attention to detail and scale. Clearly, I and many others were wrong.

Please guys, do not buy this game. Vote with your wallet.
post #8 of 42
I was about to preorder but , no Save/Load ???? this thing single handed places a big question mark on my decision , than i read about all the dumbing down , small maps , no subways , no terraforming.
I don't mind always on DRM but those things are a deal breaker for me , oh well i will stick to SimCity 4 , it's just pity they made Sim City into some Sims' esque BS , leave it to EA to ruin perfectly good franchise.
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post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by solt View Post

no subway = no way.

Clearly reviewers have not touched any of the original Simcity games. The same counts for some of you in here.

I thought that going from 1995 to 2013 would bring some attention to detail and scale. Clearly, I and many others were wrong.

Please guys, do not buy this game. Vote with your wallet.

I've played them since the beginning. SimCity, 2000, 3000, and 4. 4 never meshed with me, it was all too abstracted. I much prefer the new SimCity. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 42
People who were expecting SimCity 4.5 will be disappointed, like those who were expecting Battlefield 2.5 instead of Battlefield 3.

People who can see it as a new game in the franchise in its own right will judge it by its own merits/falls instead of comparing every ounce of it to previous games.

People who have not played SimCity before will most likely be happy with the game unless they just don't like the genre.


I won't read any of the reviews though as I've already played the beta and made my decision from my own experience with the game. Just need to find a way to get Origin to unlock my game on the 5th instead of the 8th....

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