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    There WILL be a SimCity 5

    Please, for the love of God, do not **** this up.

    http://kotaku.com/5889310/leaked-pic...ty-5/gallery/1
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    Cartoonization is getting popular in strategy games for some reason.
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    Likely due to graphics getting close to the uncanny valley.
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    Looks like a really high rez SC3000 especially the water/beach. I always sorta like how that verison looked don't know why really.

    That being said I won't believe it until it comes and I won't buy until the simcity community gives it the thumbs up (managed to avoid the train wreck that was societies that way).
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    Oh, and most of the images are just concept art. Maybe the actual game will be less cartoony?

    http://www.simtropolis.com/news/_/fi...-gamestar-r139
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    Reticulating splines.
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    Sounds great, can't wait to see a new SimCity game...
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    Am I the only one who builds a city, rebuilds it, rebuilds it, agonizing over equal-sized blocks, appropriate coverage, stupid ugly power lines, rebuild again, and then finally build half a city that I can live with only to get bored at the game?

    That's me in every Simcity, Tropico, Impressions, Tilted Mill, Anno, etc. game.
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    If this turns out like Civ V, I will die of depression.
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    SimCity 4, with the expansion, and some choice transportation mods (NAM, I think it was called), was perhaps the most compulsively playable game I've ever experienced, outside of the usual Civ/SMAC suspects.

    It is a lot to live up to. Probably not a day one purchase, I'd wait to see what the community could do to mod things, but damn... I have been itching for a true city builder. CitiesXL had promise, but fell woefully short.
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    It's been nine years since SimCity 4 was released so they sure took their time about it. Still, I've been a fan of this series since it came out and will buy it if they make it.
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    There's a trailer on their website and probably some information... didn't read it yet

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/media/video/81
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    If the video gives hints to the actual gameplay, it will be very futuristic ...
    looks really nice
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    Will it require Origin?
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    Almost certainly.
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    I assume so as well ...
    the only question for me is,
    if EA will dare to introduce a "Sim City 5 Shop", analogous to the "Sims 3" and "Mass Effect 3" shop,
    where the player will have to spend real money to buy new maps and new building types
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    Not sure what you're driving at here. DLC is everywhere, for every game, and it is entirely optional.

    Really don't understand gamers getting wound up over this.
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    I agree,
    but the one problem I have is with the agressive in game promotion that EA doesn with regards to its DLC...
    I don´t know about Mass Effect 3, but in "The Sims 3" you always have in game attempts to get the player to go to the store and order some of the premium content there (if you want to outfit your sim or buy any new items for the house, for example, you would always have the first few slots be filled with premium content that can be unlocked [for money] within the store) or to lure players to the social networks page of Sims 3 (of which the store is a part of)

    The other change for a negative, if I compare Sims 2 and Sims 3, is, that it also seems to negatively affect the amount of items you get with the base game and its expansions (with other words, the number of items contained with the vanilla base game/expansions seem to get fewer (while prices for vanilla/EPs stay the same or even get more expensive) and instead much of the stuff has to be bought via the store.

    So, with other words, I am a little bit afraid that, with EA typical aggressive marketing of additional DLCs, many of the building types that were free in Sim City 4 will have to be bought separately (and that each build menu would, in first place, would list 4-5 buildings that can be bought via the store, before listing building types that you really can build)
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    Here's a nice information video I found about SimCity 5:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS0qU...ature=youtu.be
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    Enhancing buildings with added parts ... each building/-part has its own rules ...
    sounds great (and more complex than Sim City 4) ...
    hopefully they keep it complex and don´t water it down (to the mental level of ordinary users)
    and hopefully it does run on normal computer and doesn´t require a PetaFLOP supercomputer to run
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    Also... multiplayer:

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    Will it require Origin?
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    Seems like SIm City can be preordered now on Origin ...
    according to the store it is the SimCity Digital Deluxe Edition (with 3 additional map sets) that is only be sold via Origin, while the Limited edition might be available elsewhere (probably from Impulse/GameStop I assume).
    (I have no doubts however that all versions require the installation of Origin for DRM purposes)

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US

    But I have to say that EA has gotten really greedy nowadays ...
    first ME3 with prices around 75 €
    and now Sim City, which is on preorder for ~70€ (Limited edition) or ~75€ (Digital deluxe edition)

    Well, one thing´s for sure, you will never see me spending so much money for a single game, even if it looks as good as Sim City or ME3 ...
    I´ll think about buying it, if it has sunken to more reasonable prices around 35 € or less
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    Well, I normally try to avoid the greedy folk at EA, but it will be hard for me to pass this up if it's any good, i.e. just as long as it's not a repeat of Societies. But since this is being made my Maxis itself (and not Tilted Mill or whoever else), I'm optimistic for now.

    Heck, if it turns out half as good as SimCity 4 it will still be a fine product; that game's been around for 9 years and I still play it semi-regularly.

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    Heh, Civ5 is easily half as good as Civ4.
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    Always-on DRM. **** you, EA.
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    I have read differing acounts with regards to "always online"...
    in one it says that you only have to be online if you want to sell/buy resources to some kind of "global market"
    and that aside from this, you only have to login at your (first?) start

    Maybe we´ll get clearer informations oer the next weeks...
    one thing seems to be absolutely clear however ...
    Origin has to be installed and you need an Origin account (even if you don´t buy it via Origin)


    (well, everytime I hear "Origin" I have to think about the holy book of the Ori in SG-1 and about the fact that the Ori were the biggest evil in the Stargate universe )
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    I agree there must be a Sim City 5

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    I still play Sim City 4,

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    I saw a nice articvle about a New Sim City game but I hope they leave out all that extra crap (streets of City) and stuff that were in 4

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