This will probably clean up some doubt: http://www.youtube.com/simcityea?sourceid=R2C_PLY_60&om_u=2285821472&om_i=_BQbg0EB8uZETf2
Whack. Who wants to play Simcity online? I want to play it non-competitively and without intervention and Big Brother watching. If you want to get a real preview of how crappy this is going to be, play Sims City Social on Facebook - I'm sure it won't be far from that fiasco. The reason they are going with this online model is so they can cash cow players with DLC - and EA is RUTHLESS with the way they use DLC. Your going to be paying for stupid stuff, like plants and roof tiles. EA should just stick to sports games and stop cannibalizing every great franchise who is dumb enough to partner with them. I'm not getting this - I'm not THAT stupid.
The Maxis lover in me wants to be ecstatic, but the EA hater in me makes me frown in disgust. This game sounds like it could be a lot of fun (even the online aspect), but like Diablo 3, I cannot help but distrust being forced into an online community to play a traditionally single player game (especially with EA behind the reins). Sometimes a guy wants to release Godzilla on the city without others watching, ya know? Can't a man have privacy whilst destroying a city?
So, when EA forces everyone to be online to play this title, will there be a SLA with compensation payments when you can't use the product you bought ? (Just look at the recent Diablo 3 shitstorms with their forced online DRM)
Also a short reminder, this game uses EA's Origin Trojan DRM, it's not playable offline at all, you need a constant internet connection to their Servers, you'll only have one single save slot and other people can ruin your city while you're not even playing and DLCs are already announced pre-launch and access to the game can be denied to you at any time for whatever reason EA comes up with.
Sounds like fun, right ? Nope, sounds more like a quick cashcow using a good brand name for marketing.
Basically everything EA touched for the past decade turned into shit, why should it be different this time around.
Guess I'm a bit mad at them for also destroying SimCity and turning it into a Facebook game.
Maxis sure did a nice job from a technological standpoint, but all the bad taste that EA adds to it is not worth it.
not sure about this, was a great SC4 fan but it looks like Facebook meets Cities XL which is not a good match IMO
To clarify, I do not mean to imply Diablo is a traditionally single-player game (multiplayer was quite fun back in the day), but being able to play it offline certainly was a tradition that is dead in D3.
@picho86 Ahh nevermind I just read that they're forcing you to stay constantly online ... screw that
@picho86 Why say that? It looks like a good idea to me and seriously doubt you'll be forced to use the online feature.
@bloody-hell Sometimes....the anger is too great to express verbally....I just want to punch something. This game, at it's core, would be phenomenal to play as a long time SimCity fan, but if you truly are forced to deal with others and can't play this game offline, the franchise is ruined. I like the online concept, but don't make it mandatory. EA truly is the worse company for this industry. MoH:WF will be the last game I ever buy that has the EA stain on it.