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SimCity 5

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by KMRblue1027, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Its too bad that doesn't stop most publishers/developers from overcharging for all of their generally mediocre DLC. Plus waiting 6 months or os for an expansion has its benefits, by that time the game is more patched up and, especially if it is more linear, you will actually be interested in playing it again for longer than 20-120 minutes.
     
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    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    Now that its release is confirmed, should we rename the thread?
     
  3. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    Does it really matter?
     
  4. Save_Ferris

    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    All the other game threads have official titles. I just thought we could redo the OP and title to conform it.
     
  5. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    I'm likely to be too lazy to update the OP actively but what do you want me to change the OP/Title to?
     
  6. Save_Ferris

    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    "SimCity 5" or "SimCity 5- Game Thread" will do.
     
  7. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Yeah, it's very in the vogue to Washington and Lincoln people with DLC these days. Look at Civ5, and the DLC costs as much as the base game. And it's not the worst. At least it looks like Maxis might keep it in somewhat large blocks rather than charging $1.25 for a French water tower, 75 cents for a British fire station, etc.
     
  8. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Well, I'm hoping that SC5 does not force people to instal Origin.
     
  9. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    It's EA, of course they will.

    Still hoping for a Steam version though.
     
  10. Maniacal

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    Thanks to the mod who changed the title, that was surprisingly quick!
     
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    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Odds are if EA is doing the works, it's likely they WONT be offering a Steam version. Like they did with Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3.
     
  12. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    I PM'ed one.
     
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    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    One can dream...
     
  14. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    Spotted an interesting tidbit today: apparantly the regional map will contain resources. From the Atlantic Cities:

    I wonder about this mention of European cities; does that mean a break from the usual demand and zoning setup? SimCity is dominated by the American obsession with zoning and segregating different building types, so we can't have mixed-used buildings, like a structure with shops on the ground floor and apartments above it. I try to have mixed-used neighborhoods by zoning medium-density residential and commercial lots next to each other in SimCity 3000.
     
  15. Save_Ferris

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    I like the idea of resources. Realism is good for SimCity if not for any other game.
     
  16. germanicus12

    germanicus12 First Citizen of Rome

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    You mean to tell me that we won't know what is under our city until a town or city is established and not at the beginning of the map before you place you city down?

    If this is the case, this is awesome... I always wanted something like that where the future of my citizens rests on my decisions towards recently discovered resources.
     
  17. croxis

    croxis Chat room op

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    Yup, some nice videos of resources from the GDC presentation. Everything in the game is a resource: people, money, coal, pollution, sickness, water, etc. Then there are bins which can holdone resource type up to a set capacity. All the stuff in the game, like buildings and maps, have bins. Buildings and maps have their own rules that tells it what to do based on the resources it has. These rules send out agents (which also have their own bins) to pick up/deliver/change its contents.

    This simple system powers the entire game from power units going down the power line, water and pollution through pipes, factories sending the "Time for work" message, to people driving to work or to go shopping.
     
  18. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    More randomized simulation and resources?

    This is sounding too good to be true.

    inb4 Spore.
     
  19. ZeletDude

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    sounds.. awesome
     
  20. Maniacal

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    Odd considering that there are many buildings like that in Canadian and American cities. Although maybe not as I guess those are mostly (though not always) left over from the old city centers.
     

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