The original SimCity (1989), developed and published by Maxis (distribution by Brøderbund), was and still is my favorite game of all time (well, at least simulation genre). That said, Destructoid seems to be one of the first significantly respectable reviewing houses to agree with the often overlooked gamer/consumer demographic about SimCity V. It takes a lot of balls to give an EA game and it's huge IP a negative review, since I imagine it is less likely you would receive advance copies of their published titles as well as the possibility of income generating advertisements being pulled from your site. Although, with them publishing their review post-release, maybe this is already the case. Or, perhaps reviewing the copy that gamers are dealing with (especially in an always online DRM) is why they are respectable and thus their reviews? In any case, imo it is an appreciative overview of the game.