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#1 Five For Fighting

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

I was super excited to buy this game yesterday as it has been 10 years since SimCity 4.

I thought the lengthy download was a painful experience, however that was nothing compared to what came after;

- It took another couple of hours to patch the game.
- At this point I found out you had to be online even to play the game in single player. So much for playing while I am on the road or on vacation.
- All the servers were full and nothing opened up for me until about midnight PST.
- After playing for a couple of hours you will find out that you have run out of room. The map sizes are smaller than the small map sizes in SimCity 4 and there is no way to make them bigger.
- Today is the same issue with the servers. What makes matters worse is you have to join the same server in order to play the SINGLE player game that was saved.

The game and issues surrounding it are so bad that Amazon is actually issuing refunds which never happens for games/movies.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Not surprised by the server challenges... it is EA after all
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Ya this is the last time I support EA....









Ya who am I kidding. I'll be buying NHL 14 at 12:01 AM the day it's released. But seriously I am disappointed. I only buy/play sports games and building/business games. Back to Minecraft I go.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

I was in a couple of their beta's for SimCity. Game felt soooooooo bad, even the beta right before release. Just felt like trash.

Only EA that I'm looking forward to is BF4. Even then I'm a little hesitant...
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

If you had told me a year or so ago that there was going to be a new Sim City game, I would have been very excited. The old SimCity games are among my favourites of all-time, and I've wasted countless hours on them. But this combination of always online DRM, and being a newly published EA game makes it a total nonstarter.

I haven't played it for myself, but based on what I've seen of the game, it does look kind of intersting. Yet because of everything that they've done it makes buying the game a no-go.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

Abandoned plans to buy the game when I read about the DRM...

Learned my lesson from Diablo3
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Why would you pay for such a game? :lol:
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Why would you pay for such a game? :lol:


Why wouldn't I? I have probably logged 500+ hours on SimCity 4. It is one of my favorite games of all time.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

ea games just arnt very good. Unless you like playing sims that is..
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

It's supposedly a good game, but everyone is saying to hold off on buying it now until EA gets its crap together. This might be a blessing in disguise because it's recieving way more flak for bad servers than it ever has for it's sport and other games. This might make them finally look at their subpar servers.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

It's supposedly a good game, but everyone is saying to hold off on buying it now until EA gets its crap together. This might be a blessing in disguise because it's recieving way more flak for bad servers than it ever has for it's sport and other games. This might make them finally look at their subpar servers.


Yea this could be very good. Amazon has stopped selling the digital version of this game stating it isn't fit for retail.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Annoying, but a little patience isn't a bad thing.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Annoying, but a little patience isn't a bad thing.


A little patience? Millions of people have paid $60-$80 to play a game that was released 3 days ago and aren't able to play.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:54 PM

Why wouldn't I? I have probably logged 500+ hours on SimCity 4. It is one of my favorite games of all time.


Allkill's too cool for that stuff mangggggg
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

wow. Who would ever think DL times would be slow and servers would be full on release day for a big game? I would never expect that.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

I'll wait until the right people get ahold of it and make it so I dont have to play online.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

I was really looking forward to this game myself, i used to play Sim City 2000 all the time as well as 3 & 4. It's good I didn't buy it right away. I'm definitely holding off until I hear things (if they ever do) have gotten better.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

wow. Who would ever think DL times would be slow and servers would be full on release day for a big game? I would never expect that.


It's 3 days after release, virtually nobody is able to get on, saved games are lost, servers are crashing. It's not the usual congestion of launch day. EA/Origin failed to properly beta test the servers.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

wow. Who would ever think DL times would be slow and servers would be full on release day for a big game? I would never expect that.


The issue is they force you to connect to said servers in order to play their stupid single player game. You can't do that, and then also fail to get your crap together to support said dick move.

It's a PR disaster and they deserve every bit of it.


ea games just arnt very good. Unless you like playing sims that is..


Truth, lol.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

ea games just arnt very good. Unless you like playing sims that is..


BF3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> COD
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

BF3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> COD

never said cod was good. I think its a good time waster, but not good. On the other hand, Deus Ex was good, Fallout 3 was good, Uncharted was good
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

never said cod was good. I think its a good time waster, but not good. On the other hand, Deus Ex was good, Fallout 3 was good, Uncharted was good


None of those are EA games.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

EA has made some good NFS games...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

A little patience? Millions of people have paid $60-$80 to play a game that was released 3 days ago and aren't able to play.


1st world problems
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:54 PM

1st world problems


I hate when people say crap like this. I live in a first world. Am I really required to think about the 3rd world people before I complain Daddy?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

None of those are EA games.

exactly, that's because ea makes crap games
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

I hate when people say crap like this. I live in a first world. Am I really required to think about the 3rd world people before I complain Daddy?


Were you trying to make sense with this reply? You failed.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:43 AM

Can only play it online. They wanted to try and stop piracy. The day it was released, someone was able to release it online. And that version I hear is working a lot better then the real one.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

http://news.cnet.com...imcity-players/
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