Like a lot of people, I purchased SimCity last night. And like a lot of people, I couldn’t play it much because the game servers buckled under the overwhelming demand. I understand that publishers want to prevent piracy, but requiring a constant Internet connection for what is essentially a single-player game is silly and annoying. I shouldn’t have to worry about about a game’s server load when I want to play. I’m sure companies will get better at prepping for big on-line launches, but right now I’m pining for the days when all that stood between you and the latest game was some fiddling with the config.sys and autoexec.bat files.
I’ll post some thoughts on the game once I actually get to play it.