I don't really mind the online model. I do mind the fact that they couldn't get their servers up to meet demand and that they lost one of my cities. If they implement it right, though, I'm okay with the online requirement.
^^^^^^^^ PC gamers usually have the best experience, better graphics, more customisation, better online community, etc. Shouldn't you be playing crappy 600p £44.99 console games instead on posting on here?
"better graphics" - perhaps, but at the cost of spending many more hundreds on graphics cards every couple of years
"more customization" - yes...but also more trouble shooting, driver updating, etc that many would rather not deal with
"better online community" - I don't know about that one. Depends what you're looking for. Xbox Live, for example is a streamlined central system with achievements and universal chat and friends lists. Steam aside, PC online stuff tends to be a bit more fragmented and localized to particular games. But of course, they have the modding communities and such for some games. Like I said, depends what you're looking for.
"crappy 600p 44.99 console games" - well...in a few months, consoles will be playing much better than that...as for the price, games tend to be more expensive on consoles, but as I said above, PC gamers tend to more than make up the difference many times over in hardware costs.
Judging by the market, consoles seem to be more popular now.
It's still full with bugs. I have to abandon many times my cities because of these bugs. EA knows about this but they didn't come with any patch for months. Likely I didn't have to buy it. It came with an AMD cpu, probably that's why the high number of copies sold. I wouldn't spend even £10 for it.
So in other words - Another 1.99 mil that will vote for EA as the worlds worst company for the zillionth time. I know i will after what the SimCity launch did, NOTHING in the game at lunch required the cloud... yet you were forced to use the seriously underpowered one EA "provided". Really poor done EA!
I will buy it when it hits the $20 price point. Too many fond memories as a youngster of Sim City and especially Sim City 2000 to not at least fire it up. All the work to get a city of arcologies just to tear it down, such fun.