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1.0 out of 5 stars Cynically manipulative, December 12, 2013
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This review is from: SimCity Cities of Tomorrow [Online Game Code] (Software Download)
EA, we are disappointed with your cynically manipulative approach to customers. SimCity was badly broken and you have told us repeatedly that you have no plans to fix it - that large cities, for instance, are impossible. Not only have your statements been misleading on a technical level but they also underscore the essential laziness that defines your approach to gaming. Cash farming is what EA does best, and Cities of Tomorrow perpetuates the long-standing tradition. Overpriced and without fixes to the core problems of the original, you're not getting much out of this.

You're paying EA to rent (not own) a copy of a badly broken game. You're paying to be constantly checked in upon to make sure you're not pirating or cheating or (worst of all) playing offline.

You can encourage this manipulation or you can go play something else. Your choice.
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2013 6:47:57 AM PST
Knuckles says:
Very well said.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 6:24:10 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2015 10:48:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2015 10:50:50 AM PST
Kyle Hill says:
But if that were the case then it should only need to be able to go online once every few months for periodic updates if you wish to have newer features/bug fixes as a way to prove you own the game.

Not online 24/7. My Train Simulator on Steam can actually be played offline with my routes I bought for a while once it gets the required updates and is validated so if TS2012 can do it why not Sim City 2013 and EA has more resources then the tiny company that made the Train Simulator series.

Heck EA's own Battle For Middle Earth series don't require constant updating and have mods to allow larger hordes for less command points so it can be more like the epic movies and there is a major fan server that was brought online to allow people to do online battles again.
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