I don’t generally do a lot of gaming. My husband and kids can play stuff all day long, but short of IPhone word games, I don’t do it. For me a game has to be really easy to play for me to spend a lot of time on it. Maybe I am an idiot, but the controls on Guild Wars had be crying for an Advil after about 20 minutes.
I played the original Sim City a million years ago and enjoyed it, so the new one piqued my interest enough to go ahead and fork up the $60 to try it. Even with the terrible reviews! Even with no offline play.
The first hurdle I had to go through was to download the Origin client. Apparently I already had an Origin ID and even was able to guess what the password was. Success! I uploaded an Avatar picture and set myself to all kinds of publicly available. I mean why not. I am a parent – and taxpaying member of society, I don’t have much to hide. My hubby’s friend Chris is playing so I want to be able to link up our cities.
As soon as I logged in I got an apology pop up and an offer of a free game - battlefield 3, dead space, Mass effect, Sim city 4, Plants vs zombies, Bejewelled 3, or Need for speed. I am going to ask hubby if he wants one of those.
Downloading the game. Check back with me in a hour.
About an hour later I am playing the game. I started off doing the tutorial. It was good, and made sense. I feel like even I can play this game. I tried to make a city in a region already in the system but was confused so I started my own region. Having fun with my kids – 9 year old is telling me where the controls are. These kids are growing up with this technology – how cool. I made a small city. Took a break to make dinner and now I can’t get back in. Is this the problems people are talking about or did I not save my region correctly?
Well I closed the game and came back in and it was fine. I’ve now played for 5 hours, as the game helpfully says. This game is so fun! I hooked up with my hubby’s friend and he made a region for us to conquer. My 9 year old son is having fun playing it too. As a matter of fact I made use of the free game EA gave out as a consolation prize by installing Sim City 4 on the kid’s laptop so he can play offline and get off of MY game.
I haven’t made a metropolis yet, but I can see that this game could get really addictive. Even though it has some annoying consumer-unfriendly DRM (Boo) I still am having fun playing and would recommend the game to anyone who likes to play at being Mayor Corey Booker.