View Full Version : When computer games go horribly wrong

11-04-2009, 11:03 PM
I like a good city sim so I downloaded the demo for CitiesXL last night. There's mirrors with it all over the net. Downloaded it no problem and then tried to play it. Turns out that first you have to register online. With the full version you have to pay to play online, approx $10 a month. For a city sim. But all I wanted to do was play the demo. You still have to register online. Okay, so I go to do that and it turns out that Monte Cristo, the game developers, have shut the demo down, two weeks before the rolled the full version out. But they haven't told anyone and Fileplanet et al are all still hosting the demo.

WTF? How could they miss the point of a demo so badly? There's no way I'm buying that piece of crap now. I guess I'll have to get City Life, at least until Sim City 5 comes out.

11-05-2009, 12:56 AM
So I'm looking at City Life now. Anyone played it? Is it worth it?