Log in Register

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Create an account

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
The Best RPG Characters To Hang Out With
K2 component

Revisiting SimCity

Write on: Wed, 08 May 2013 by  in PC Games 165476 comments Read 54385

The prospect of a new SimCity was exciting for many gamers, but the game suffered one of the most troubled launches in gaming history. Bugs, strange AI, and server problems stemming from an always-online requirement all contributed to a whirlwind of criticism that surrounded SimCity for its first several weeks on shelves. Since launch, EA and Maxis have been working to fix the problems, and the effort has improved the experience. But is the game where it needs to be?

 

After several weeks away, I dove back into SimCity to compare its current state to what I was playing when I originally reviewed it. What I found was a game that feels very similar to its original release. Thanks to some patches and tweaks, some things are different while others remain are the same. The game has generally gotten better overall, though it's still far from perfect. Here are some brief observations from my time heading back into the city limits.

 

Traffic

The hilariously (and infuriatingly) inefficient traffic has been greatly improved. Cars won't make obviously stupid decisions, and emergency vehicles aren't as likely to get caught up in awful congestion. This is one of the things that was the most broken about the original release. Having it resolved makes creating a functional high-population a more realistic goal. 

 

Cheetah Speed

You aren't stuck going at a turtle's pace anymore. The Cheetah speed setting, which was originally removed to ease the load on EA's servers, has been restored. This is another major improvement, since it means time flows by much quicker in-game, allowing players to amass wealth and citizens faster. Achievements have also been re-implemented. Leaderboards, though technically present, are still not working. They're all completely empty.

Last modified on Saturday, 25 May 2013 02:02
Super User

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras nulla lectus, aliquam a tempor ut, malesuada vel augue. Suspendisse tempor pellentesque accumsan. Aliquam sed risus mauris, sed placerat risus. Nunc ac pharetra ligula. 

Website: www.bowthemes.com

165476 comments

  • payless auto insurance Waldorf MD payless auto insurance Waldorf MD commented on Nov 24, 2017 Comment Link

    massa"Se questi sono gli esperti in termodinamica che hanno testato l'E-CAT scompare anche l'1% di speranza che avevo."mario, ma cos' è che che non ti torna?abbiamo solo capito che il collaudatore dell' ecat non sa una mazza di termodinamica.E inoltre è un vecchio conoscente di rossi e un entusiasta della fusione fredda da tempi remoti e non un esperto assolutamente indipendente pagato dal cliente segreto per validare l' ecat da 1 milione di euro.E' tutto assolutamente normale, e anche prevedibile, considerando che stiamo parlando di andrea rossi.

  • car insurance with no license in San Mateo CA car insurance with no license in San Mateo CA commented on Nov 24, 2017 Comment Link

    Hende følger jeg allerede trofast  så har man nemlig altid et sted at søge hen, hvis man trænger til at få mundvandet til at løbe& :)

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.