Good to see you enjoyed it too ^^
Both beta sessions seem to have had that affect on a lot of people going from posts & tweets elsewhere. Reason why I was hoping Anny would give it an hour of his time to try it too and maybe he'd have surprised himself and considered joining us at launch too but alas, I failed once again heh
. Shame. With release being less than 3 weeks away now I highly doubt there will be another opportunity to try the game for free, not when they've already given people that chance twice now and it's not like the keys were gold dust and extremely hard to come by. Was only an hour too, didn't have to spend all day on it like some of us lol
The tutorial and 1hr free-play is just the right amount to give you a good taster of what to expect from the full product really, whilst leaving you happily wanting more. The tutorial itself is very well done on its own too. Informative, fun and easily accessible to new players who have never played a SC game before. Have seen a few people say they've never played the series before but the demo convinced them to pre-order a copy of it for release (or to keep their pre-order if they were unsure before). This'll be my brothers first real SimCity game too. He's watched me play it in the past and had an odd try of it himself but never really played
them. First hour of playing beta#1 he had me pre-ordering for him hehe. Game is really great. Gonna be a lot of fun when we can properly sink our teeth into everything it has to offer
Not sure what type of city specialization I'll go with to start with yet, will have to think on that one.
The high-tech industry with electronics sounds quite appealing to me but I doubt that'll be an easy task. With the multi-city/player regions it'd be very interesting though. Someone else could perhaps specialize in education and aim towards building up a huge university campus which could then meet the needs of other cities in the region for example. The manufacturing of electronics will require workers with a much higher level of education. Lots of options for stuff like this when you think about the region play and the focus on multi-city/player. Can't wait!