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#16 vetneufuse

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 00:18

a lot of those images I saw 3 years ago when SC5 talk started... why are they showing back up now as new?

I want a SimCity 5 that was like all the other sim cities just more advanced, not some social interactive game like the sims...


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 00:24

The cities were modern, but they weren't exclusively of one era in SC4. Like real cities the buildings were a mix of varying eras. I think it is a given that SC5 would follow the same trend of representing the architecture of real cities (therefore including more 21st Century buildings as you said) but that is why I was confused by the comment - it was never really era specific, just "current". And SC4 wasn't released 20 years ago, although it may feel like it!

I never said it was. I just said that all SimCity 2000, 3000 and 4 buildings had a 20th century look-'n'-feel to them. It's not like your cities would actually go beyond that giving them a more futuresque appearance. It could very well be that SimCity "5" will also incorporate 2020-2030 architecture and vehicles making everything appear 20 years more advanced than previous SimCity games.

I didn't play SimCity 4 a lot but everything in SimCity 3000 looked the same regardless of the year you were playing in. Vehicles and special buildings in 1900 looked exactly the same as they did in 2050.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 00:33

a lot of those images I saw 3 years ago when SC5 talk started... why are they showing back up now as new?

Really? That makes me sad… :(

I'm off crying myself to sleep now… :cry:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:14

I never said it was. I just said that all SimCity 2000, 3000 and 4 buildings had a 20th century look-'n'-feel to them. It's not like your cities would actually go beyond that giving them a more futuresque appearance. It could very well be that SimCity "5" will also incorporate 2020-2030 architecture and vehicles making everything appear 20 years more advanced than previous SimCity games.

I didn't play SimCity 4 a lot but everything in SimCity 3000 looked the same regardless of the year you were playing in. Vehicles and special buildings in 1900 looked exactly the same as they did in 2050.

I know you didn't say it was released 20 years ago, you misunderstood. I was referring to the era differences (if SC is "current" era and SC5 is 20 years ahead and "current" that'd make SC4 20 years old).

I wasn't disagreeing with you about the incorporation of more modern architecture either, just the (apparently false) remark in the article about the era. SC has never been tied to a particular era other than the current century and its architecture. As you say, everything looks the same from 1900 to 2050 - hence why the remark about the era made no sense. How can it be set 20 years after a game whose "era" spans 100-150 years? :p

Anyway, as I said it appears to be a misunderstanding on PC Gamer's article - the original merely says SC5 comes 20 years after SC's first release, with no mention of it in the context of the game's setting.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 22:51

Really? That makes me sad… :(

I'm off crying myself to sleep now… :cry:

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Don’t mind about it, Maxis is supposed to show off their next game this week.

If those screenshots are old, at best we will get better graphics. And at worse, we will get … no new Sim City :(

I’m pretty confident about it, it’s been SO much time and the hardware has improved so much since then. There IS something to be done about it and the timing is right. They can make something really incredible if they want and it’ll sell like hot cakes. I hope it’ll be on OS X too…

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:10

I loved SC2000! Still got both the install floppes here as well :D.
The jazzy music was really funky, ah, such memories of that.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:14

Hope this is true. SC4 is great, I've been dealing with Cities XL for my new fix, but by God it's slow once your city is a decent size.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:17

PLEASE BE TRUE . AS I HAVE JIZED MYSELF

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:38

According to the feature, picked over by NeoGaf, the next SimCity will be set 20 years after previous entries and feature organic cities that won’t have to stick to America’s regimented block system.


If they mean by that that blocks can be organized in angles, curved areas, and at different sizes, that's cool, but I don't see it in the screenshots. I see curved roads, but not buildings.

The main feature I want in any new SimCity games is a return of generated terrain. Its a pain in the ass having to create your own terrain every time you want to create a city.

Also, I wouldn't mind being able to start earlier in history, before cars and electricity, and build up a historic city center, and then play into the 20th century.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:49

SC2000 was the best. SC4 was ok. I hope this SC5 is true and that it will be available on Mac from the start.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 23:58

SC2K was THE BEST SIM GAME OF ALL TIME!!!

I hope I will be able to say this for SC5!!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 00:13

SC2K was THE BEST SIM GAME OF ALL TIME!!!

I hope I will be able to say this for SC5!!


I liked SC4 especially once you add the expansion pack to it. More complexity actually makes the game more fun.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 00:17

I loved Sim City and Sim Farm - Sim City got me into their games but it was Sim Farm that I got hooked on for some reason lol. I didn't even know you could finish those games until I found out that once you reach $1M that was it.

Does everyone remember the cheat code you could use in Sim Farm to get I think $1M dollars? Lol - made for some fun rookie times.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 00:33

I liked SC4 especially once you add the expansion pack to it. More complexity actually makes the game more fun.


Same here but it didn't have the same vibe to it. felt a little more serious then 2K did... Oh well I still loved sc4.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:01

Simcity 2000 + Sim Copter = Awesome lol
I really hope this is true...It's been far too long...I wasn't a big fan of 3 (Compared to the other Simcities), but 4 was great. Though I didn't like the regions as much..

I really hope this is true..Though if they have those driving missions like in 4, they really need to improve the steering...That was beyond horrible..My cars couldn't even go up hills!



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