"This game is BAD"on by tungertgu
Pros There is no pros in this game
Cons Will not run on any of my three computers
Summary This game is horrible. Will not run on any of my computers. Tech support is horrendous. This game will not load onto my 2 desktops running Windows XP. So I decided to use it on my brand new entertainment laptop (running Vista) it loads and starts but then overwhelms the graphics card, this makes the screen blink and the game to run very slow. The card on this computer is 3 times more powerful than what the company says is needed to run this game. I downloaded some updates from EA’s website it worked for a half-hour until I stopped. When I went to start it again it would not work. I wrote e-mail to EA support and they never wrote me back. When I called EA I went through about 20 prompts until I reached some person I couldn’t understand and did nothing at all to solve the problem. For the 30 minutes I played the game it was great, but it is hardly worth the money for all the frustration it gave me.
Many different goals
Cons bad performance on older PCs
Summary This game is really fun to play for some days or weeks. You can discover different things and gain medals and trophies. Unfortunately, once the city runs good, there is only one thing to do: waiting. And that is really boring.
Pros Can't get far enough into the system to find one
Cons Crash, Boom, Crash, Boom
Summary I installed SimCity Societies with the hope of hours of enjoyment. My system qualified to run the program based on the wrapper. The installation went smoothly, I rebooted and launched the software - NADA. After an hour of searching Electronic Art's completely worthless technical support site for information on the specific error messages I was receiving, I tried some of the old basics - apply all patches, upgrade all drivers on my system that were slightly (1-3 months) out of date, etc. NADA. Then I sent in my DirectX diagnostics by the site and got some suggestions - ok, the program runs. I place the first item down in my city - CRASH. Search site for error message, no hits, back to e-mail. Turn off all other applications - heck, I disconnected my computer from the network and killed anti-virus and firewall - CRASH. Back to the DirectX diagnostics - mailed to EA again. Hopefully one day I'll find a way to get the game to play - but I doubt I'll buy an EA Game again.
Pros It's good to create cute buildings.
Cons There is no challenge! You are not a mayor anymore, but a simple architect!
Summary I will consider the "SimCity" series only until the brilliant SimCity 4, but this "SC Societies" is nothing less than an advanced cities' drawing program. The incridible lack of creativity and challenge simply ruins the fun of governing a city, making you a simple architect!
MAXIS, please, come back!
Pros This game is great for what it is meant to be.
Cons Horrible to run, minimum specs given are a JOKE.
Summary If you just want a fun game, this is it. If you don't want to worry about if everything has power and water, this is the game to get. I really liked the game, you just can't compare it to the SimCity games, which is probably why it's called SimSOCIETIES... You're not building a city, you're building a society. Very good graphics, very creative themes, i enjoyed it. I will agree with the other reviews about being hard to run. I have a pretty beefy machine w/2GB RAM, 512MB video card, and it was having troubles. It would run fine, but pretty hitchy and slow, which does make it frustrating. I'd definitely reommend having a BA machine if you want to run this. The min. specs...I'd really have to see a computer with those specs run this game, they're a joke.