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    News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Update 10 officially confirmed, brings the much-requested offline single player mode.
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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Too little, too late.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Too little, too late.
    And just in time for EA to shut down the online servers...
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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    This was one game I was actually excited about on the news it was being released, and then came the stupid online only and the ridiculously small city sizes. I cant really remember the last time I played it.

    As has been said, too little too late.
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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Congratulations on purchasing your new $60 game! You have been entered in a "wait queue", you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your purchase in approximately 1 hour.

    ...maybe.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    This update plus a big price reduction will get my money. As much as I hate the big EA and the screw up of this release, I do want to play it and experience it.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    I thought EA stated this was 'impossible'?

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Quote Originally Posted by amitlalani View Post
    I thought EA stated this was 'impossible'?
    Its EA LOL!

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Its EA LOL!
    Yeah kind of makes a mockery of the whole thing but little too late for me.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Pretty same thoughts for me, as brewster has stated

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Even with the offline mode the cities are woefully small
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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    This, a price cut and larger maps. Then I will get one.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    So does it make it a good game yet? Does anyone actually still play it to say whether it's now good enough?

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    Quote Originally Posted by VijaySathyan View Post
    This, a price cut and larger maps. Then I will get one.
    That's pretty much what I was waiting for before spending my cash too!

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    On the one hand, I want to try the new SimCity, but, on the other hand, after having been burned a few times, I don't want to buy a new game unless I'm sure I'll like it. What I have read about this game leaves me worried.

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    Re: News - SimCity to get offline mode soon with free patch from Maxis

    The game in itself I found quite good, I actually quite enjoyed it, at the time I created my own online space/area/whatever so just I could play in that zone and create my cities. However it was a pain and having to connect just to play my own cities was frustrating.

    What killed it for me was the smallness of the maps, I thought before I got the game that people must have been exaggerating and when you start you think, hmm thats small but once you start building things it gets a lot smaller a lot quicker, god help you if you dont plan your town hall or university as these can have add ons which expand the size meaning demolishing whole areas to fit them in, and if you have a river or something going through your map, that again is a reduction in what you can build.

    The maps realistically need to be at least twice the size, now saying that I can understand what they tried to achieve but failed miserably in doing so, what they seemed to want is cities doing specific tasks and then exchanging those resources with other cities, it does in some ways work but you feel like your shafting one city to help another succeed and building city after city just to have a functioning ecosystem soon becomes tiresome.

    If you can get it cheap then its probably worth a go, if they did actually make the map sizes larger then its a great game.
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