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Sim City (PC DVD) by Electronic Arts
Sim City (PC DVD) by Electronic Arts
332 of 359 people found the following review helpful
Fans have been waiting over 10 years - and we did not expect a step BACK in Sim City!

Those of us who anticipated the arrival of sim city 5 have most likely paid attention and realized that it would not be the game of our dreams.
But no matter how low your expectations - nothing can prepare you for this.

First problem: The Online Dreaded Rights Management (DRM)

For Milenia people have been able to sell the things they dont want anymore - allowing those on a tighter budget to enjoy some of the benefits too. But online DRM brings an end to all that allowing EA to rake it in instead.

Now onto the technical issues: After completing the tutorial I… Read more
Chris Sawyer'S Locomotion (PC CD) by Namco Bandai
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Cheerful, 8 Mar 2006
If youre looking for a nice, cheap, simple game to play on your laptop on the train, or fancy a break from the mass slaughter of Most other strategy games and RPGs then this is for you.
Its Basically Transport tycoon deluxe, but with Rollercoaster tycoon 1/2 graphics and loads more stuff. It is addictive, works on any computer, and doesnt blast you with special effects and funky graphics to cover up a rather normal and unsignificant game (like empire at war).
Simple and Honest, does what is ses on the box.
It can be frustrating in big cities where you have this huge multiple platform train station, complete with helipad, - and all 421 customers in the catchment area go for a… Read more
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! (PC CD) by Namco Bandai
25 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Rather like Da Vinci and his helicopters, the idea was awsome, on paper and the screenshots looked stunning...
He just didnt have the technology to make it work. Niether does this game here.
I got RCT3 about 1 year ago on a novatech 600PC (not including monitor etc).
The sheer veriety of attractions, landscaping and rollercoaster riding you can do in this game linked with the addictive will to get richer and build more is the stuff of a great game.
It is indeed possible to build amazing themeparks, and with each Addon the opportunities get better and better and with an ever increasing veriety.
Ontop of all these rides, each addon opens up new dimention of… Read more

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