Hurmoth, on 26 January 2013 - 18:18, said:
I really want to try this game, but I've heard so many negative things about EA that I avoid them like the plague. Not here to bash the game, but I don't want to spend $60 on a game for EA to decide a year or two down the road that they're going to shut down the servers, especially if the game turns out to be unpopular.
Tip, don't buy from Origin... it's a rip off! Origin has SimCity priced for pre-order @ £65 here in the UK, while Amazon has the exact same copy, which you redeem on Origin for £30.
I'm also sure play-sc will have it up just after release for a big discount, as they usually do with EA games.
From what I've seen so far of gameplay, the game itself is dumbed down. I'm personally going to wait on this one, might pirate it first and if I like it I'll buy it.