AirwaySim
Online Airline Management Simulation
Login
Username
Password
 
or login using:
 
My Account
Username:
E-mail:
Edit account
» Achievements
» Logout
Game Credits
Credit balance: 0 Cr
Buy credits
» Credit history
» Credits FAQ

Author Topic: Sim City 5  (Read 16469 times)

Offline LemonButt

  • Members
  • Posts: 1895
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2013, 02:49:00 PM »
My main complaints with SC4 are processing power and monotony.  My PC was top of the line everything and it ran much slower than I had hoped.  The monotony is in creating big cities.  I was able to take the biggest plot of land and build a huge circle highway and zone everything high density in perfect city squares and get a huge population/bankroll too easily, even on hard.  It sounds like SC5 will be a cross between SC4 and Capitalism 2...another game I'd love to see a sequel to.

Offline schro

  • Members
  • Posts: 3070
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 02:50:41 PM »
For those in the US (not sure about elsewhere), but Amazon has (or had) preorders available for the standard 59, but offered a $20 gift card after it shipped, so that's what I jumped on (net price 39).

The problem that will be had with this game is that the initial price is just the entry fee, rather than the purchase of the game to play. I full expect for them to nickel and dime the gamers with expansion packs, services, whatver, just like they're doing with the Sims and Betafield 3.

Offline Atlantische Zeiler

  • Members
  • Posts: 81
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2013, 06:26:34 PM »
Will SC 5 have more transportation options, like in cities xl?

Offline swiftus27

  • Members
  • Posts: 4395
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2013, 06:42:40 PM »
Kind of, yes... but not 15 types of roads like in XL, though. 

Offline LemonButt

  • Members
  • Posts: 1895
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2013, 07:02:32 PM »
It looks like the SC5 torrent was released back in October...the SC5 videos say they are still working on the code and improvements up until the release date (yea right).  What is the point of preordering?  It look like you get the relatively useless expansion packs and the "$50 savings" is in the form of a $10 coupon code you can use 5x on other games from the same publishers.  Since they aren't shipping the game and it is direct download, what's the point of giving them your money early? besides getting some cheesy superhero expansion pack with the "limited edition" set?

Here is a post from Amazon about the game and it's limitations FYI.  I was excited about SC5 until I saw all of this:

Sim City has the following restrictions (features) that have all been stated by Maxis employees:

-You must connect to Origin to load or save your city (see next item).
-Games are saved to the cloud (EA Servers).
-Saved games once loaded must be saved so you can't change your mind and go back and reload the city.
-Other players Cities will influence yours even in 'single player' mode.
-No god mode terraforming. (This includes how much resources are available and where they are).
-No modding allowed at launch (if at all).
-No building density zoning.
-Buildings may spam along a single road.
-Dumbed down micro-management.
-Limited population (Max 200,000 agents, 1 agent can be coal, electricity, water, SimPerson, vehicle, and more, so do the maths!)
-The city tile size is only equivalent to a medium city in SC4.
-You only get European building sets if you buy the game as a digital download direct from origin.


You'd think requiring the online/cloud stuff is going to encourage piracy as people are going to want NOCD cracks and bypass DCM.

Offline alexgv1

  • Members
  • Posts: 2184
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2013, 07:13:56 PM »
Cheers LemonButt, nail in the coffin for me. I am happy to be proved otherwise though.
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline swiftus27

  • Members
  • Posts: 4395
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2013, 10:34:00 PM »
I am still playing it.   I look forward to it and I don't want any of you stealing my Simcity bliss from me.  You all spread lies and filth and should be persecuted for it. 

Offline alexgv1

  • Members
  • Posts: 2184
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2013, 12:25:13 AM »
I am still playing it.   I look forward to it and I don't want any of you stealing my Simcity bliss from me.  You all spread lies and filth and should be persecuted for it. 

You in the beta then?
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline swiftus27

  • Members
  • Posts: 4395
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2013, 12:28:18 AM »
No... Wasn't selected.  Plus it lasted 1 hour for those who got in.

Offline alexgv1

  • Members
  • Posts: 2184
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2013, 01:03:52 PM »
No... Wasn't selected.  Plus it lasted 1 hour for those who got in.

Wasn't sure if you meant you were playing now or not. I got a code but didn't bother downloading the beta as I had already read it was only for an hour at a time and for a couple of days only.
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline schro

  • Members
  • Posts: 3070
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2013, 03:23:56 PM »
The beta was rather lame. I got a code by doing the preorder from Amazon as mentioned above.

Even with the 1 hour time limit, the tract of land given to you was too small, you couldn't touch other cities or common areas and virtually everything beyond the base functionality to put up a few houses was slapped with a "not in beta" label.  If anything, it wasn't a beta, but more like a shareware version of the game (holler back, old school gaming). The servers even got hosed at one point and they had to do unscheduled maintenance for a good part of Saturday afternoon.

I decided not to cancel the preorder, but i certainly have shiftyeyes about it so far...

Offline JumboShrimp

  • Members
  • Posts: 5992
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2013, 02:16:14 AM »
Some of the trailers I have seen look pretty good.  I will definitely be buying the game.  I hope I will not disappointed...

Offline Sanabas

  • Members
  • Posts: 2161
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2013, 02:53:42 AM »
There are enough red flags for me that I'll wait until after it's released, see what reviews and proper gameplay vids have to say.

I don't really need more games to turn into gigantic timesinks. I'm looking at you EU3/Vicky2/CK2.

Offline JumboShrimp

  • Members
  • Posts: 5992
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2013, 04:07:38 AM »
There are enough red flags for me that I'll wait until after it's released, see what reviews and proper gameplay vids have to say.

I don't really need more games to turn into gigantic timesinks. I'm looking at you EU3/Vicky2/CK2.

LOL.  But a game is a gigantic time sink, it means you are getting your money's worth  :)

Steam keeps a tally of time spent on a game...  I am not sure I am happy about that...  I get depressed when I see how much time I sunk into some games...

EU3 is right up there for me as well...  EU4 looks great.  That will probably be the mother of all time sinks for me...

Offline Sanabas

  • Members
  • Posts: 2161
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2013, 05:05:01 AM »
I have all my paradox stuff via gamers gate, so it's steam-free. No mind-boggling stats for me to look at about time played. Very good thing, too. Next CK expansion looks awesome. Earlier start date, and ability to play the Pagans. I do like being the target of crusades. In a previous game, the pope wasn't worried about Jerusalem, and instead launched a crusade for France. Then he turned up personally and got captured. :laugh:

Offline JumboShrimp

  • Members
  • Posts: 5992
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 05:31:27 AM »
I have all my paradox stuff via gamers gate, so it's steam-free. No mind-boggling stats for me to look at about time played. Very good thing, too. Next CK expansion looks awesome. Earlier start date, and ability to play the Pagans. I do like being the target of crusades. In a previous game, the pope wasn't worried about Jerusalem, and instead launched a crusade for France. Then he turned up personally and got captured. :laugh:

I have all my early Paradox games through Gamers Gate, but at one point it was cheaper for me to get EU3 Complete (2nd copy) from Steam than getting the individual expansions / DLC...  So I am a proud owner of 2 copies of EU3...  And now I have a coupon for 3rd one (through the recent Paradox promotion).

Offline Sanabas

  • Members
  • Posts: 2161
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 06:12:13 AM »
Yeah, the coupon means I'm getting a 2nd copy. I have EU3 complete, but the free version of EU3 chronicles has 2 extra expansion packs. So I'll be playing that again, watch the yellow/blue/red tide expand, and this time try and repel it, instead of being part of it.

Offline Infinity

  • Members
  • Posts: 1564
    • Aviation Awareness
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 01:36:50 PM »
Game looks quite cool, especially the upgradeability of the buildings. I used to play SC2000 and 3000 when I was a kid but I don't have time to play nowadays :(

Offline alexgv1

  • Members
  • Posts: 2184
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:32 PM »
Been looking over the Sim City 5 twitter account again. That game looks so damn sexy I might just have to buy it anyway.
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline swiftus27

  • Members
  • Posts: 4395
Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2013, 12:03:45 AM »
Been looking over the Sim City 5 twitter account again. That game looks so damn sexy I might just have to buy it anyway.

+1

 

WARNING! This website is not compatible with the old version of Internet Explorer you are using.

If you are using the latest version please turn OFF the compatibility mode.