The lights are on
You may have noticed some reviews for SimCity popping up online today. So why haven't you seen Game Informer's review among them?
Unlike previous SimCity titles, this one has an integrated, always-on multiplayer experience. Reviewers have been able to play on test servers, but the full global connection won't be active until the game launches tomorrow.
We've decided to wait on publishing our review until we can test the game and its online-dependent features in a live environment. Keep an eye on the site – we'll get the review up a little later in the week.
In the meantime, you can read up on SimCity by checking out this interview and some hands-on impressions.
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smart to wait for final verdict .. thats said it mtters little to me since i refuse to buy it due to the forced online, its 1 thing for a mmo or the like to do it but a single player game (or mode at least) shouldn't be forced online.
how is it?
I think that's a smart idea, especially if Sim City is expecting a huge amount of online traffic that can slow the gameplay or even grind it to a halt.
Good, take your time. Excited to see if this game is a worthy successor.
I appreciate this. I remember something similar with Dark Souls. The game, in and of itself, is great. But when you add in the online elements, which many review copies either don't have access to because of the small player base at the time, or have those modes disabled, Dark Souls becomes something completely different.
Don't like the always on approch to games.