Originally Posted by Luckless
I bought it because I saw a coworker playing, and I've been a big fan of the 'Sim' series in general. (Remember SimAnt? Great game. I miss it.)
Very sorry I wasted my money on it. Major step backwards, and horrible design for networking. Why, WHY on earth would they go full online in that way? Server down? You're screwed. Would have been so easy to allow you to continue using your local data and resync when you got connected again. No excuse for it.
It's all about anti-piracy. with constant connecting there's almost no easy way to pirate it. Remember Spore? At least it's better than what they did.
If you had a system that never connected the the internet, you could pirate it is fairly easily with your idea of doing things.