Although it was actually released for PC back in March I was holding out for the Mac version, but following EA’s announcement that its release is getting pushed back again to August, I gave in and begged Dan to lend me his laptop and buy it for PC.
As your resident non-gamer, the first thing I ask your Ed when he brings a game home for me is always “Am I actually going to be able to play it?”. It’s no secret that using a ‘twiddler’ (or controller to the rest of the world) doesn’t come naturally to me and has been my biggest stumbling block ever since I was dragged into the gaming world (hmm… dragged is a strong word, maybe ‘compliantly strolled’ might be a little more accurate). It’s like all of my characters are drunk – personally, I think it’s highly irresponsible of them. If you ask me, it may be a generational thing. Hand a controller to a 7 year old and he’ll probably handle it with greater skill than he does a PC. But I’m old (I just turned 27 and am not handling it very well) and grew up on primitive PC games – predominantly the SimCity franchise.