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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 07:34:22 am »
I'm a little concerned about this game too but I'm also a pretty excited. It's been so long.
I'd like to go back to SimCity 4 but.. eeeh. I don't wanna. I fall into all these really rigid habits for the sake of maximizing efficiency, so I end up playing the same way each time.
That and something else just really bores me about the game. I really have no idea what it is.

Cities XL was neat for a bit, bringing a bit of a different flavor to the city-building thing. It did lack something though.
Very satisfying plunking down a bunch of buildings but I always felt like the city was complaining about at least one thing at any given point in time. Couldn't just have a quiet moment, always had to nag me to do stuff.
Rather irritating really.


Pff, now I still kinda want to play SC4 or even OpenTTD.
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2012, 09:17:38 am »
Isn't Sim City 3000 simpler than SC4? Maybe that'd be more fun to play.
I have no idea if it runs on modern computers though.

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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2012, 10:13:31 am »
Some of the concept art here makes me think they're handling customizability in a way that actually emphasizes the city planning aspect of the game as opposed to the more surface aspects that were emphasized in societies...which is good: http://kotaku.com/5891117/simcity-5-is-official-welcome-back-simcity/gallery/2
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2012, 10:52:08 am »
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2012, 12:57:04 pm »
He also worked on Spore as did Lucy Bradshaw. Both are on the SimCity 5 game (I think).

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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2012, 05:14:59 pm »
Am I the only person that loves the idea of multiplayer Sim City?

Thing I dislike about this is that the cities seem so small, almost like a model town, rather than an actual simulated city.
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2012, 05:45:19 pm »
Well, to be fair, we didn't actually see any gameplay.

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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2012, 05:50:47 pm »
That is true...
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2012, 06:12:58 pm »
They've used the word regions a couple of times.
Man, I hope it's just a big open play area like a globe or something instead of regions, or at least something a little more seamless.
I'm wondering if multiplayer is just you and others playing together in the play area or really split in two different sort of dimensions with your own space. I'm also wondering how easily players can drop in or out, 'cause it'd be neat as hell if we could host like.. a Gamingsteve city thing kind of like Minecraft or other stuff.

Also, yeah. Pat's right.
Ocean Quigley.

So Mr. and Mrs. ****ing Quigley decide to name their kid Ocean.
Alright.
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2012, 09:41:16 pm »
Am I the only person that loves the idea of multiplayer Sim City?

I think a lot of folks around here (myself included) would be fine with the idea seeing as a lot of us really enjoyed the Gaming Steve MyMiniCity game. Granted, that game happened before Facebook/Zynga games really took off. But that may be what made it good, because it was just the game without the absurd amount of social engineering that has now come into play with so many multiplayer games.

What worries me is that EA will try to cram a crapload of the aforementioned socially engineered BS into the game and ruin it.

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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2012, 09:51:00 pm »
Yup
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2012, 10:24:30 pm »
The dev team is doing an AMA (Question and answer session, essentially) on reddit tomorrow if anyone's interested.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qmi0w/iama_maxis_development_team_on_simcity_amaa/
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2012, 11:15:04 pm »
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2012, 11:19:02 pm »
Seeing how the game isn't even coming out for another year, I'm waiting to see what the developers have to say about that before I pass judgement.
...but yeah, if true, that'd suck.
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Re: SimCity 5
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2012, 12:24:46 am »
Super Hero HQ and Evil Villain Lair?
This is shaping up to be a pretty realistic city simulation.

The dev team is doing an AMA (Question and answer session, essentially) on reddit tomorrow if anyone's interested.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qmi0w/iama_maxis_development_team_on_simcity_amaa/
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