So, I found out that the size of a Sim City 5 map is comparable with a medium sized map in Sim City 4. That must be a joke but it isn´t because that´s how it is. Games get poorer and poorer. Really. Let me rant now…
Creative Director Ocean Quigley said “The game has to run smoothly on ordinary computers,”. Oh really? Damn? That sounds like “We want to make the game playable on every junk computer so that we could make maximum profit with the degraded game called Sim City 5″.
Me as guy who plays games since more then two decades, I really can´t understand why a game enviroment of a new game like Sim City 5 should get smaller than the forerunner Sim City 4. The performance excuse is a complete joke. I bet it is possible unless their engine is a crap script. And if they want the game to be playable on any computer then they could just code a performance settings slider.
I rather think that the current gaming industry often takes us for a fool. I loved Sim City but I guessed the brand will be killed. In Sim City 4 I loved huge city planning. There is no excuse for a smaller game enviroment. It´s just a sign I should not buy such downgraded games. And I wont.
I remember times when developers were allowed to be creative… when they made games greater and greater. A time when differend game companys outreached each other again and again. In my opinion this time is over or it is at least not often the case anymore. Thats my opinion based on two decades gaming experience. Point.
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