I love sim city. I’ve played pretty much every version of the game since it started – but I have a problem with EA and their latest sales pitch. See, I’m a firm believer that the game should come with THE GAME. All aspects of it. If I’m going to shell out $60 for a video game I want it to include the whole game and not have to micro transaction my way to unlocking the rest of the game. So. For $60 you get the game. It’s apparently a limited edition and comes with a heroes and villains set.
Then there’s the ‘deluxe’ digital edition. That one comes with Heroes and villains, a French city, German city, and a British city.
That’s a lot of money to spend. I mean that’s almost $100 CAN (and they tax at Origin, too) for a single video game. Digital.
Yes, I pre-ordered the game. No, I didn’t get the deluxe. I simply can’t afford to spend that much money on three extra city sets. If I could afford it I’m sure I’d be all over it. Either way, I’m sad that in order to get this content we’ve got to shell out more money for an already expensive game. The details of what each city has as far as bonuses include things like special buildings to draw in more tourists and items that will make your citizens happier with you as mayor.
I played the beta and enjoyed the game enough to go ahead and make the pre-purchase, I just wish that it actually came with all of the content.