#1 Posted by RawknRo11a (568 posts) -

So apparently Target has SimCity on sale for $40. Plus if you activate it before Monday March 25th at 11:59 PM PDT you get one of those free games off the list HERE. As much as I hate the whole DRM issue and am not a fan of origin I think I might have to do this.

Is this enough to get anyone else on the SimCity train?

#2 Posted by Metal_Mills (3046 posts) -

$40 for a busted game? Nah.

#3 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1482 posts) -

Fun but Flawed game, if you want to pick it up pick it up for 40. Server issues are gone and traffic is getting patched. This version is still addicting so if city building is what you want just pull the trigger.

#4 Posted by Rasmoss (473 posts) -

Don't buy it yet. It's still broken. Wait until the fixes are in.

#5 Posted by RawknRo11a (568 posts) -

eh, went ahead and bought it. Enjoying myself so far. I have faith that Maxis will fix whats broken. (other than the always on-line DRM thing, but oh well.)

#6 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

$40 on Amazon too, and no tax. At least not in Colorado. Went ahead and picked it up and got the free copy of Dead Space 3 for registering it. $20/game, could be worse.

#7 Edited by ajamafalous (12154 posts) -

So do Best Buy and Amazon, by the way.

#8 Edited by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

"THIS GAME IS EFFING BROKEN AND YOU SHOULD NOT BUY IT!" - VanOrd

Its the most straight forward thing I've heard from a video game reviewer in a long time. Refreshing.

That was around release. Now it is probably better, but I'd wait even longer to see how it does.

#9 Posted by Subjugation (4740 posts) -

Sure it's a little better now, but there is still quite a bit that they need to fix.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (4943 posts) -

EA has all of the incentive in the world to get you to buy the game now before all of the issues are addressed. If they get enough people to buy it sooner rather than later there is less pressure to get them to address those issues.

There is nothing wrong with waiting where you might be better off just using the $40 to buy the game you want on that list instead.

#11 Posted by Lukeweizer (2765 posts) -

$40 on Amazon too, and no tax. At least not in Colorado. Went ahead and picked it up and got the free copy of Dead Space 3 for registering it. $20/game, could be worse.

I was feeling really good about not buying it until I read this.

#12 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

@krakn3dfx said:

$40 on Amazon too, and no tax. At least not in Colorado. Went ahead and picked it up and got the free copy of Dead Space 3 for registering it. $20/game, could be worse.

I was feeling really good about not buying it until I read this.

Yeah, I played through the tutorial and a started up a city in a region with a friend of mine last night. Admittedly, I only put in maybe half an hour outside of tutorial time before I had to run off to watch Walking Dead, but I'm okay with it so far. I can already to the build area will annoy me at some point, but still, for what I paid, I'm not going to get too upset about it. I'd been planning on buying Dead Space 3 anyway, and I would have paid $30-$40 for that by itself, so I'm calling it a win at this point.