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#16 exotoxic

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:00

Release on steam and i would buy it. Releasing media (including music and films) exclusively to one delivery platform should be banned by law.




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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:13

Well it's like $33 on Amazon.

I'm in the UK, and the last time I checked (in December) in was cheaper to buy from EA. If the price continues dropping slowly, as it has been, then I may buy it sometime this year.

I'll either buy it at a much cheaper price without larger cities, or at the current price but with larger cities. Whichever comes first I guess.

#18 Andrew G.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:35

City size limits and no terraforming = still no sale.



#19 Hurmoth

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 20:58

Still waiting for city-sized cities, and for the price to come down

I would love this as well, but from what I understand, they announced in October that they had done all they could to make larger cities and they can't figure out how to do it without being a huge resource hog. Whether that's true or not, they stated they were abandoning any future work on larger cities :(

 

 

[edit] Source: http://www.ign.com/a...ies-wont-happen


Edited by Hurmoth, 13 January 2014 - 20:59.


#20 Elliot B.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 22:43

I'm in the UK, and the last time I checked (in December) in was cheaper to buy from EA. If the price continues dropping slowly, as it has been, then I may buy it sometime this year.

I'll either buy it at a much cheaper price without larger cities, or at the current price but with larger cities. Whichever comes first I guess.

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#21 thealexweb

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 23:17

It would go on the game consideration list for me if it was available on Steam.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:13

Well at least getting it at launch got me a free game. Also to anyone recomending Cities XL 2011, it has its own issues in the form of really bad lag once you get a large city built up.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:26

Cool, now fix the awful city sizes/shapes and broken (not really at all) AI and get back to me.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 17:19

 Thanks :D, some cheap deals there. If the prices stay at that level, I'll be buying it soon.



#25 Island Dog

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 20:50

It's somewhat tempting to install it again.  Maybe I'll give it a try.



#26 PGHammer

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 19:57

Thought it couldn't be done? :laugh:

Unfortunately, the tiny city sizes completely destroy this game by making it very hard to create anything that feels worth the effort. I get they were trying to promote region play with the small sizes, but it doesn't work. Every city ends up needing its own power, water, etc because the transfers don't work properly and/or have hidden limits. Then by the time you've fitted the utility and specialty buildings in a city there is limited space for anything else (and the need for the arcology suddenly makes perfect sense). The game almost rubs your face in the stupid small sizes with notices about following the road guidelines to maximize space.

Anyone interested in this as a city builder - spend your money on Sim City 4, Tropico or CitiesXL instead.

Please - while CitiesXL allows larger cities, the graphics are badly broken.  Surprisingly, the only way to get SImCity 4 up to snuff (and this is true of the Deluxe version as well) is to mod it - even then, the graphics are actually worse than SimCity 3000. (No, I'm not kidding - I have all four of the Windows versions of SimCity, including the reboot.)

 

I'll be grabbing the Cities of Tomorrow expansion within the next week.

 

Tropico is more of a nation sim (specifically, a banana-republic sim); the actual size of the land area is little greater than a single city in the SimCity reboot - and smaller than a mid-sized region.  Nothing against Tropico, but it is what it is.



#27 vetFourjays

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:32

Please - while CitiesXL allows larger cities, the graphics are badly broken.  Surprisingly, the only way to get SImCity 4 up to snuff (and this is true of the Deluxe version as well) is to mod it - even then, the graphics are actually worse than SimCity 3000. (No, I'm not kidding - I have all four of the Windows versions of SimCity, including the reboot.)
 
I'll be grabbing the Cities of Tomorrow expansion within the next week.
 
Tropico is more of a nation sim (specifically, a banana-republic sim); the actual size of the land area is little greater than a single city in the SimCity reboot - and smaller than a mid-sized region.  Nothing against Tropico, but it is what it is.

Not going to disagree that CitiesXL's graphics and engine could do with some work, but you at least get something resembling a city out of it. SimCity 4's graphics are fine as far as I'm concerned, and again you can build a huge city (or a whole region of cities, or a huge sprawling metropolis). Tropico may not be a huge city scale, but you still end up with something far more representative of a city than you do SC2013.

SC2013 wouldn't be bad if either the city sizes were bigger, or the gameplay actually worked within the city space provided.



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