Is there only 1 map for this

Avatar image for Davidtaveira
#1 Posted by Davidtaveira (25 posts) -
When I am looking at all of the simcity 5 gameplays and they all seem to be playing on the exact same area. It just looks like they game doesn't have as much replay-ability as it should.
Avatar image for hughobrien
#2 Posted by hughobrien (177 posts) -
I think they just had the one map for the beta. There's apparently terraforming tools that come with it too, so you can make your own maps.
Avatar image for chrisrooR
#3 Posted by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -
I think they just had the one map for the beta. There's apparently terraforming tools that come with it too, so you can make your own maps.hughobrien
Pretty sure they've left out terraforming.
Avatar image for Judicator75
#4 Posted by Judicator75 (25 posts) -

I think they just had the one map for the beta. There's apparently terraforming tools that come with it too, so you can make your own maps.hughobrien

There is no terraforming, and the map sizes are fixed at the same size as all the videos you've seen. This has been a major complaint for many people. I personnally think the game is rich enough on the simulation level to overcome that drawback, having played the beta for many hours. Unfortunately, I am not a representative sample of the entire community.

There is some good news, though. There have been many implications that development will continue on SimCity if the initial sales and community responses are good. Ocean stated in an interview that there was a trade-off they needed to make regarding city size versus simulation depth and quality early in the game's development. They chose simulation... and the quality of that decision is very apparent when playing the game. Ocean also stated that increasing city size would be easier to do later under post-release development conditions than trying to improve the simulation engine... He never explicitly stated they planned on increasing city size in a later expansion/patch, but the evidence is pointing toward that outcome. *crosses fingers*

Avatar image for DeliMeat567
#5 Posted by DeliMeat567 (366 posts) -
Ocean did say they would probably increase individual city sizes post-launch. But he didn't make it seem like it would be anytime soon after launch. If EA Maxis runs this like the Sims, there will be lots of little expansion packs post-launch. The Sims sold great. Wouldn't be surprised if SimCity sold really well too.
Avatar image for Baselerd
#6 Posted by Baselerd (5104 posts) -

I'm sure we'll be able to buy more land a la microtransactions soon enough. :evil: