Average User Score: 2.1Mar 7, 2013Here's a typical launch week sim city 2013 experience:
a) it gets stuck "connecting to a server" which you have to fix by launching recovery to re-update each time you run it.
b) you end up put in a queue that isn't really a queue, it's a simple 30min timeout.
c) you finally get into the game, start playing, build a city only to get the message that you've been disconnected from the server, hence anything you do from here on out cannot be saved.
d) you do -not- end up reconnecting to the server, instead after 15 or so minutes you just get disconnected, all progress lost, you go back to a).
p.s. that whole attempt at justifying the online drm by saying that some calculations are performed serverside seems to be a lie since you do end up playing for about 15-20 minutes while the server is down.
The game aspect of this game might have been good if it did not degenerate into endless frustration all related to the force-fed online drm and the servers that cannot support it
Just to reiterate on the matter of lost progress: the game does NOT save locally.
A solid 0/10; makes D3 launch look tolerable.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Dec 24, 2011Good job on screwing up the launch by making it unavailable for half the globe.
You've essentially diminished the interest of many, many players who would've otherwise gladly given you their money -despite- it being an EA published title.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Dec 24, 2011The best rpg ever made. This game is at least on par with (if not better than) Baldur's Gate2.
Rather than "dark" it's mature. The plot is thick with twits and turns and choices and characters who act like real people would, rather than the cartoon black and white personalities of most RPG characters.
Give it a try, definitely deserves your money.… Expand