Well, I mean I CARE about DRM, absolutely, but I'm willing to put up with it in this case since I like SimCity so much.
Basically, I have ZERO expectations of this game, I'm not expecting a level of quality similar to any particular, previous SimCity game, I just want to know if someone in my state of mind is going to enjoy this game for what it is.
As well, overall, are cities considered really easy to manage in terms of what they allow you to do, or do the mechanics get rather complex?
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You know, DRM isn't even that bad. Everyone I've had verbal conversations with about the game doesn't think DRM is a major issue. The major flak seems to have come from internet forums and such.
Taking that into consideration, I went out on a limb and bought this game back in early June/late May and have experienced absolutely no problems with it. Everything is working fine and I'm having a blast.
So I say buy it.
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do NOT buy this game. i bought it at release and stopped playing it after about a week 'cause it was so horrible. fast forward 3 months, i decided to start playing again yesterday, thinking the launch issues were resolved... they aren't. it's a broken game. always has been, and i guess always will be. it's really a shame that maxis managed to mess up so badly... you truly can't understand how bad this game is unless you actually play it, but honestly, just don't buy it lolz
You'll enjoy the game until your city gets to around 60,000 people. At that point, the unfixable traffic problems, the 10% working portion of your population, and the still-broken helicopter units will make you not want to play this game anymore.
At least, that's how it goes for me. I don't even care about bigger map sizes because the ones they have don't even work correctly yet.
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I think the above posters really nailed it. Every once and awhile I go back to it, like I intend to do soon with the new update just coming out, but I still wouldn't recommend this game unless you can get if for really cheap.
Its really not that terrible of a game. Is it what is expected from a maxis simcity game? Oh f*** no. But overall there is some enjoyment that can be gained from it, just not long term b/c of the bugs. With that said I have no idea what the game is selling for now a days. The game is absolutely not worth full price. If EA has already started listing it on sale go for it.