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SimCity Trailer

This trailer is the introductory video for SimCity, the upcoming continuation of Maxis' urban planning series. Word is: "Using all gameplay footage, the video shows off Multi-city play beginning with an expansive aerial view of one of the regions in the game before it dives into city specialisation, providing fans with a glimpse into how their cities can look when they specialise in dirty coal power, clean nuclear or wind power, or tourism. The video ends with the first look at the Space Center, one of the Great Works that players can work to create together when the game launches in the UK on 8th March 2013."

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14. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 11, 2013, 13:35 Elessar
 
Zadig wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 22:25:
I'd really like this to be good since the city building genre has been basically dead for years, but EA + origin + drm mean it's likely to keep me away even if the game is complex enough to be worth playing for more than a week.
I personally prefer Steam, but I've used Origin for other games and it's not that big a deal. Whenever I see stuff like this, I just shake my head and think "your loss". If you don't want to deal with a few mins of BS to spend hours playing what you think would be an excellent game for you, that's just stupid and stubborn.
 
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13. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 11, 2013, 08:38 nin
 
Zadig wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 22:25:
I'd really like this to be good since the city building genre has been basically dead for years, but EA + origin + drm mean it's likely to keep me away even if the game is complex enough to be worth playing for more than a week.

I'm the same way. I'd live to have another, but there's no way in hell I'm touching this.
 
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12. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 22:25 Zadig
 
I'd really like this to be good since the city building genre has been basically dead for years, but EA + origin + drm mean it's likely to keep me away even if the game is complex enough to be worth playing for more than a week.  
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11. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 17:12 Longjocks
 
This trailer is pretty lack-lustre. I was already sold on the previous videos that make this my kind of game. But, to join the vocal nay-sayers, I can't risk getting the game with it being always online. I do understand the game is built on the whole social experience and always online tech so no protests are going to change this. Despite the common reasons people usually spout, some of which I agree, my circumstance is a little different...

I currently have a decent Internet connection that will allow me to play (SP only for me mind you) relatively normally. But the unit I'm renting is up for sale. I could buy SimCity upon release and play while I'm here, but if I can't find another suitable place to rent centrally I'll have to move south of the railway line in my rural city with poor infrastructure... I'm boned. I paid for a game I can no longer play. Ports in those exchanges are limited and even if I can get a connection it might not be as reliable - and my current cheap & reliable ISP doesn't run on those exchanges at all, meaning I'd be paying even more for less.

None of these infrastructure or personal issues are the dev's fault or problem. However, it's funny how companies will tack on shitty MP to any game to shift a few extra units, but they won't take at least similar steps so that people with bad or little Internet access will buy their game. There's a huge audience of people they choose to exclude, which is at odds with how money hungry they are.
 
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10. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 14:27 Elessar
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 11:41:
Elessar wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 11:39:
PEGI 7??!!! Fuck that. I'm not getting a game that's made for 7 year olds. I've lost total faith in EA and Maxis now. No sale.

Not sure if trolling or not... But this means that the violence, profanity, etc is ok for 7 year olds. It doesn't mean that the game is made for 7 year olds, or that you need to be 7 to fully understand everything... Sim City was never very high on the violence and sex scale...
If I were trolling, the attempt would be to sound serious or believable. Surely the tirades people have towards SimCity5/EA haven't gotten to the point here that what I said was believable? Hmmm, maybe so.

This comment was edited on Jan 10, 2013, 14:37.
 
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9. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 11:46 nin
 
Elessar wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 11:39:
PEGI 7??!!! Fuck that. I'm not getting a game that's made for 7 year olds. I've lost total faith in EA and Maxis now. No sale.

You gotta say PEGI in the british accent...

 
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8. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 11:41 ItBurn
 
Elessar wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 11:39:
PEGI 7??!!! Fuck that. I'm not getting a game that's made for 7 year olds. I've lost total faith in EA and Maxis now. No sale.

Not sure if trolling or not... But this means that the violence, profanity, etc is ok for 7 year olds. It doesn't mean that the game is made for 7 year olds, or that you need to be 7 to fully understand everything... Sim City was never very high on the violence and sex scale...
 
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7. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 11:39 Elessar
 
PEGI 7??!!! Fuck that. I'm not getting a game that's made for 7 year olds. I've lost total faith in EA and Maxis now. No sale.  
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6. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 08:56 ItBurn
 
Now with no terrain editor because gamers prefer to buy map dlcs!  
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5. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 08:46 zombiefan
 
Sigh. Beggars can't be choosers. I LOVE the Simcity series, and pickin's are slim, so I'll be getting it eventually. But not until it's in the bargain bin and hopefully post-release DRM-patched.

Edit: and that's a shit trailer, btw. Much better ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWLClUwAHGc
 
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4. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 08:37 Verno
 
Leper wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 23:44:
People said the same things about D3/Blizzard and look how that turned out.

I think a lot of people ultimately had faith that in the end Blizzard would at least deliver a great game worthy of the Diablo name, even if they disagreed about the DRM and some minor design aspects. Unfortunately that didn't really turn out to be the case.

I'm not sure anyone has that same faith in EA, it will depend on how successful their marketing department is at pushing this to the casuals since they've decided to essentially give their core fans the finger.
 
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3. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 10, 2013, 07:58 Kajetan
 
Leper wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 23:44:
People said the same things about D3/Blizzard and look how that turned out.
The Diablo games were mostly recognized & remembered as a MP game. Sim City, on the other hand, is a traditional SP only game. There isn't much love for online gaming around SC fans.
 
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2. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 9, 2013, 23:44 Leper
 
People said the same things about D3/Blizzard and look how that turned out.  
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1. Re: SimCity Trailer Jan 9, 2013, 21:28 Shok
 
LOL, I'm surprised they left youtube comments on. Every one is negative complaining about DRM and how much EA sucks or that it will be pirated instead of bought.  
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