I just went to youtube and looked up simcopter, wow!
look at that draw distance
It would have been fun to fly around a city you built.
I wish EA didn't put their grubby mitts all over this game. Looks like Maxis is making a quality game. It's too bad that it's going to be an always online, Origin exclusive, with day 1 DLC. There's no terraforming either. Speculation is that EA is going to sell different "maps" to build on, as DLC.
I'll definitely be playing this, but I won't be buying it.
People just don't want to have to go download their Steam imitator just to play the 1-2 EA games that they're actually interested in. It also gives EA free reign to snoop around on your PC, which makes people nervous because... It's EA.
I'll be totally honest though, I've never even used it. I'm just not interested in putting it on my PC, at all.