I'm pretty excited about this. The occasional Vinnycast is a delightful treat to break up the week to week bombcasts.
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All of you who voted head is in denial, you know it's his fist!
He even grabs on to his hat in super mario world as he falls, using the very same hand that he just used to hit the block above him. (if I remember correctly)
This is great. Quick Look has been this unspoken review that helps people decide whether to buy a game or not. Now that people are spending money on early access games, it's great to have a format that can help them decide whether something is broken in a way they should spend money yet. The problem I see is that some early access games are being updated pretty often, and an Unfinished can be outdated real fast and could mislead people if they're not paying attention to the date that the unfinished was put out.
Sorry but honestly, the company has lied so much that I can't possibly reward that kind of behavior by giving them money. They wouldn't have even made this offline fix if the community hadn't found their own offline mode, disproving all the crap they've been saying about the game having to be played online. If they could have it their way, they would have just kept lying and hoped that no one would have ever dug far enough to find the offline fix. This fix that they're releasing is only a PR spin to try to get back to the people's good graces which I don't think they deserve yet. How about doing the good stuff up front instead of releasing the products up front, taking full money from the consumers, and then hiding behind a wall of apologies and fixes.
I don't know Arthur Gies but I find that shit hilarious.
Maybe, as somebody else mentioned, get him Sim City 4 (which is awesome) and then some other games that may be similar but different enough to potentially expose him to other awesome things. You could get SC4, Civ V, and Tropico 4, all for less cash than you'd be giving to EA to support that new unfortunate mess.
Tropico 4 was on Steam sale like the weekend after new SimCity launched, and I bought it basically out of spite after genuinely looking forward to SimCity only to find out I wasn't going to buy it after watching some streams/the Quick Look of it.
I had a bad time with Tropico 4. I did the tutorial and thought I got it, but then after building my island for a bit, I would place buildings to be constructed, and my construction crews would never get there and they remained unbuilt lots? I maxed their pay in case they were unhappy or something, my overall island satisfaction/happiness was still reasonable, there wasn't a revolution or anything going on, yet construction crews never arrived. I could not for the life of me figure out why all of my buildings had just completely stalled out.
So anecdotally, either that game is buggy, or I'm just an idiot and the game needs to be better at A) noticing that some aspect of the island is working very sub-optimally, and B) gently reminding the player of why that thing is happening and how you can change it if you want.
lol I did the exact same thing and got Tropico 4 when SimCity launched. I had a blast with it! I hope you had figured it out by now but the simulation in that game is pretty strong as in construction workers would have to satisfy their needs by going home to rest, by going to the marketplace (or farms if you didn't get marketplace) to get food, to goto the church to satisfy their religious needs, and to goto the clinic when their health is low. You need all that and then garages like any other citizens to get to those places fast. So if you have a poorly built city you can actually follow a construction worker around (which is actually a pretty neat way of figuring out what's working and what's not working in your city) and figure out why they're not constructing your buildings in a timely fashion. (whether they're walking everywhere to satisfy their needs, or they are driving but there's one road that's highly congested, etc etc)
I feel comfortable going 20 over (120 over a 100 on a high way, or 80 over a 60, if a ramp is telling me to go 30 then I go 50, a parking lot that says to go 10? yeah way too slow, going 30 on those) but it might be a comfort level of how the driver feels about their reaction time and how confident they are in their vehicle's response time. With snowy conditions I'm probably going -10 to 20 than the suggested speed. There's also a mob mentality, if everyone's going 140 on the highway, then I have no problems going 140 on the highway.