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No, it will not be available on PS2 any time soon, if ever.
I have played it a bit in the past couple of days, and I don't think the game is "all that and a bag of chips"... There are several GLARING conceptual omissions and flaws IMO. As one of the longtime, diehard fans of the series, I cannot voice anything but disappointment at the sacrifice of a better simulation, in exachnge for more "dumbing down" of the series, so that it is more popular with mentally shallow teeny boppers (ala, The Sims, and how that mindnumbing series has now perversed everything that Maxis develops)...
i"m buying this game today, I can't help myself and there is an online component at some point I'd like to check out other cities
this is what the review said
"Further increasing the longevity of SimCity 4 is the ability to play online. Unfortunately, the online components weren't ready at release, but in the manual Maxis promises that you can "participate in Region Play where each city is run by a different political machine." You can upload your city to the SimCityscape.com website and share them with others so they can see how you've mastered (or failed miserably) urban planning. Sounds interesting, but we'll have to wait until it comes online to try it out. "