Average User Score: 8.7Mar 5, 2013This game is stunning and so far ahead of its time it's crazy. Probably Maxis' finest achievement. Will anyone be playing SimCity2013 in 10This game is stunning and so far ahead of its time it's crazy. Probably Maxis' finest achievement. Will anyone be playing SimCity2013 in 10 years?......… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 5, 2013The game is a bit of a mess. They introduced the glassbox engine to make a realistic city simulation, yet what it simulates is totallyThe game is a bit of a mess. They introduced the glassbox engine to make a realistic city simulation, yet what it simulates is totally unnecessary and meant that the maps were stupidly small. The way it simulates resource distribution and things like using "agents" for everything is silly as it could be done in a less intensive way. Similarly, simulating every single person, while a cool idea on paper, is actually kind of pointless in a city builder and is more akin to a Sims expansion pack. So what you get is an overly complex simulation to create realism, yet the irony that square little cities with only one road connection to the outside world and surrounded by green wasteland, is totally unrealistic. How can you immerse yourself in the game when you know that you're playing a city building game where it's not possible to build a city?
Thinking about the amazing regions I created on SC4, this is such a huge step backwards, and for what? 3D graphics and tiny maps. Other gripes include;
-City tile size means you need efficiency, making the introduction of curvy roads a damp squib.
-Always online; I live in a village with poor internet, thanks for thinking about us EA.
-Lack of mixed zoning.
-Density now decided by road type, and not seeing the full plot area when zoning.
-Can no longer save cities.
-No adjacent tiles which made SC4 a truly epic game in scale. -Graphics are ok, but given the massive trade-off with the tiny tiles you'd think they'd be better than "ok".… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Nov 9, 2011I tried for a few weeks to lie to myself, but in the end I had to trade this in. It's such a horrible game, especially online. I've playedI tried for a few weeks to lie to myself, but in the end I had to trade this in. It's such a horrible game, especially online. I've played FIFA since 08 and it's defiantly a series that's been getting better, probably peaking at FIFA 10. FIFA 12 is such a step backwards. Tactical defending is a poor addition, it's clumsy, awkward, but at the same time once you get used to it defending is easier. In fact I had a losing record online in FIFA 11 but a winning one on FIFA 12 (after over 100 games). The game play in general is also not as smooth and the physics of players colliding is so bad this could be a PS1 game. Feel sorry for people who are new to football games as there is nothing out at the moment, PES is rubbish too. It's a better game in manager mode I'll admit but after 3 seasons about half the league had been brought by Arab billionares which was strange! If you want a football game I'd suggest sticking with FIFA 10 or 11 and wait to see if FIFA 13's any better.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Nov 9, 2011Firstly I'm basing this review on multiplayer alone as I never play single player. Also am not a fanboy, I loved MW2 and WAW, never played BC2Firstly I'm basing this review on multiplayer alone as I never play single player. Also am not a fanboy, I loved MW2 and WAW, never played BC2 but loved BC1. This is a fantastic game. Visually it's great, and maps are big enough that every game feels a bit different, which was never the case with COD. I also like the fact that there aren't all the silly COD perks that basically are used to save you're butt if you're not a good player in general. Not having cold blooded and stuff like that was uncomfortable at first but once you get used to the game it's brilliant and a far better gaming experience that any fps I've played before. It's refreshing to see people really trying to stick to the objective and not worrying too much about k/d ratio. Rush is also a great game mode.
My real rating is 8.5, but can't so rounded it up. It would be a 9 but the re-spawn system is a little annoying, and helicopter third person view is annoying too. Recon also seems to be an underpowered class. A bit disappointed that the critics review give it less than MW2.5 but ultimately I'm pleased I didn't waste money on that (or BLOPS) and can enjoy BF3.… Expand