Neoseeker : News : SimCity beta weekend lets players try one hour of the game, ready your Origin account
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tekmosis Jan 18, 13
I'm guessing that with 1hr, some people are just going to skip the tutorial and get right into playing around. I originally did that with SC4, got bored because I didn't know what I was doing and quit after 30min; I can see the same thing happening here, people will get jaded and just come off with a bad impression of the game. This just seems like a bad move on EA's part, it makes no sense to limit it to an hour.
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DedValve Jan 18, 13
quote tekmosis
The majority of the 1hr is going to be people getting familiar with everything before they really enjoy themselves.
This in a game like SimCity, unless your a longtime fan (and face it, longtime fans are NOT the target demographic...in any game really) your going to spend a LONG time just soaking in everything, before you even finish the tutorial your done, and this is supposed to be a beta? When exactly are we supposed to do the bugtesting?

It's like EA purposely spend millions of dollars studying the market just so they can do the exact opposite and piss people off some more.
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Spook Jan 18, 13
It takes me a few hours to get used to just the terminology for these types of games.. .
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tekmosis Jan 18, 13
The majority of the 1hr is going to be people getting familiar with everything before they really enjoy themselves.
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harbin Jan 18, 13
EA obviously doesn't understand how exactly a beta works. What they've described sounds like more of a demo. No wonder why people keep hating on EA. They can't even get their website to work properly.
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DedValve Jan 18, 13
Damn, even their beta's are stingy. I mean damn .
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tekmosis Jan 18, 13
Is it like 1hr and then the game "resets", and you have to start all over again, or is it 1hr and then you get locked out? I'm guessing you have to download at least 10GB, and if it's the latter where you only get to play for 1hr out of 48hrs? Doesn't sound worth the trouble and would be kind of a lame "beta weekend".
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