Jump to content

177 posts in this topic

Posted

The prices aren't that bad. I previous games you got ONE city set. If you buy the city sets as separate DLC they'll probably cost FA more than the difference. And if you think they're to expensive. Then I don't think you have the slightest clue about the amount of work work that goes into creating just or full set of city buildings for a unique city environment. Hundreds of unique buildings painstakingly modeled and textured. And it probably comes with unique sounds and possibly vehicles and pedestrians as well.

About the regions. The biggest regions in SC4 where pretty big cities. Bt you have to remember that the biggest cities today didn't star as one city, but they grew into each other and became huge cities. Suburbs and small outlying towns getting swallowed b the massive central mega city. And most of them are still managed as separate smaller units despite having mayor.

Look at New Yor for example. It's one huge city. But it's also smaller regions in a management perspective and voting perspective. I the end you could consider tall the regions in your SC4 map one mega city, if you let them grow that far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1331813698' post='594731652']
The prices aren't that bad. I previous games you got ONE city set. If you buy the city sets as separate DLC they'll probably cost FA more than the difference. And if you think they're to expensive. Then I don't think you have the slightest clue about the amount of work work that goes into creating just or full set of city buildings for a unique city environment. Hundreds of unique buildings painstakingly modeled and textured. And it probably comes with unique sounds and possibly vehicles and pedestrians as well.

About the regions. The biggest regions in SC4 where pretty big cities. Bt you have to remember that the biggest cities today didn't star as one city, but they grew into each other and became huge cities. Suburbs and small outlying towns getting swallowed b the massive central mega city. And most of them are still managed as separate smaller units despite having mayor.

Look at New Yor for example. It's one huge city. But it's also smaller regions in a management perspective and voting perspective. I the end you could consider tall the regions in your SC4 map one mega city, if you let them grow that far.
[/quote]

exactly! and like in a real city, you aren't all in one taxing jurisdiction, NYC has many many tax regions... which is impossible to model without regions

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

My sister is all bummed that her real old version, has to be first or second edition, of SimCity won't work in her new laptop!!

I never have caught on to the fascination with it, but she loves the heck out of that ancient copy of hers!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1331814642' post='594731710']
My sister is all bummed that her real old version, has to be first or second edition, of SimCity won't work in her new laptop!!

I never have caught on to the fascination with it, but she loves the heck out of that ancient copy of hers!!
[/quote]

SimCity and SimCity 2000 where 16bit or had 16bit installers, or where DOS versions generally (except the mac version) and would need DOS box to run on 64bit systems or even on 32bit systems in newer versions of windows... you can still run it, you just need the right wrapper

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Some 9 minute gameplay:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWLClUwAHGc[/media]

Looks a bit too simple to me :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ That looks almost like sc4 :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Unfortunately they're charging

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Are EA killing off another of their franchises again (like C&C) ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looks great! Im excited!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

sc2000 was very good and ran fast but sc3000 unlimited was the best

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='neufuse' timestamp='1331815642' post='594731786']
SimCity and SimCity 2000 where 16bit or had 16bit installers, or where DOS versions generally (except the mac version) and would need DOS box to run on 64bit systems or even on 32bit systems in newer versions of windows... you can still run it, you just need the right wrapper
[/quote]

Or run them in a VM (as SC2K doesn't require DirectX of a modern vintage - a Windows XP VM is ideal). SC3000 Unlimited will install on Windows 8 x64 directly (same with SC4 Deluxe Edition).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1349367052' post='595225383']
Unfortunately they're charging

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I hope it is better than SimCity 4. SimCity 4 looked great, but ran like a dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

where's the quirky ticker on teh bottom???!!!!???!!! ohhh noooes!! that was a big part of it... reading the jibberish was part of the fun!!! and they'd better keep the llama stuff in there!!!
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I was very sceptical about this game (as I am of all EA sequels these days) but I have to say I'm pretty impressed so far. (Y) Although it is Maxis doing it IIRC, which may explain it.
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

But it's not truly Maxis...
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am very excited for this :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm excited, as long as the DRM isn't hellish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='John.' timestamp='1349428580' post='595226909']
I'm excited, as long as the DRM isn't hellish.
[/quote]
You can be almost sure it'll use EA's proprietary and highly intrusive DRM system called Origin. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looks pretty nice but a bit simple at the moment. No options for making farms? And it doesn't look like you can control what size you make the zones either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Man, I shouldn't have seen the gameplay demo. I really want to get it now, but (unless something has changed) I know that I can't. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I literally can not wait for this! It looks fantastic. Back when they announced it I was surprised and just chuffed to bits. One of my all time favourite games was Simcity 4. I think 4 is hated so much because you actually had to combine some logic and strategy in the game and not just do whatever the hell you like and have it work i.e it was more of an effort to get it to be fun but I loved it and spent literally hours playing it. This game play video reminds of those times and only fuels fuels my anticipation more :). Can't wait

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Excited for this. EA Origin store India, resume your frikkin pre-orders.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Want this so bad, but could never afford a laptop capable of playing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='red.' timestamp='1349429434' post='595226925']
Looks pretty nice but a bit simple at the moment. No options for making farms? And it doesn't look like you can control what size you make the zones either.
[/quote]It zones by density and lot size...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.