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J.Kenyon
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9/27/2010 2:37:21 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lol, Civ IV was so addicting. No way am I going to play that during the school year, otherwise I can kiss my med school aspirations goodbye.
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9/27/2010 4:15:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I came late in to the Civilization series, with VI being the first and only one I ever played. I did dedicate a fair amount of time to it, but I didn't like it that much. Once the next big thing came along, I never played it again.

I like FPS and RPG better.
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9/28/2010 11:08:47 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
The Good:

The game is addicting as sh!t. The one unit per isn't as bad as it sounds, and adds a strategic layer to the game. Where shoudl I position my units. Also, there's a greater emphasis on terrain, as open terrain has a defensive penalty. This makes it very strategic, but the more streamlined units makes it a lot easier.

Buildings and units are also a lot more valuable. They can take up to 10 turns to make, and building usually a lot more, however, they are very valuable. Most cost maintenance meanign you need to specialise cities or you'll start losing gold, but gold is accumulated a lot easier.

As is culture. Culture go towards social policies, which brings units and replace civics. Rather than completley replacing civics, they can be built upon as they are tress which bring benefits, but some can only be used at once, e.g. you can't have both autocracy and liberty.

City states add a new dimension. They are essentially one-city civs but are unique. While they can be avoided, geenrally they become an essential element. Ignoring them means another civ may ally with them, putting a potential threat near you and depriving you of possible benefits. While throwing gold at them usually makes them cosy up to you, they will occasionally give quests, and completing them earns you influence.

Warfare is also MUCH more realistic. When you atatck another unit both untis will get damaged but not destroyed. The question is how much thunit is damaged, which determines a victory or defeat. Esseially, the Tank - Spearman cliche will stop seeing as the random seeds will be less culpable.

Overall, it's strategic and a lot of fun.

The Bad:

The game is addicting as sh!t. It h crashed on me a couple of times, but I put that down to my slightly out-dated comuter more than anything else.

The game also feelsa bti slow at first taking dozens of turns to make something, but eventually it picks up pace and you become too preoccupied with, say, knocking at a nearby barbarian encampement that spearman unit is made pretty quickly.

Some of the civiliztion bonsues are pretty diproporionate. England gets +2 naval movement and China gets "more" great generals (?) whicpale in comparison to Frances +2 culture per city (Cultural win raep) and Japans units fightign at full strangth when damaged (!). Hopefully this can be balanced or w/e.

The lack of mdos is a bit of a let down but with it being the first week of it's release it should be expected. The fact there are only 16 civs seems a bit limiting atm.
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Mirza
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9/28/2010 11:10:45 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/28/2010 11:08:47 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
The Good:

The game is addicting as sh!t.

The Bad:

The game is addicting as sh!t.
Which one is it?
I-am-a-panda
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9/28/2010 11:18:15 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/28/2010 11:10:45 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 9/28/2010 11:08:47 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
The Good:

The game is addicting as sh!t.

The Bad:

The game is addicting as sh!t.
Which one is it?

It's good AND bad :L. It keeps you interested, but it consumes your life.
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Mirza
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9/28/2010 11:22:31 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/28/2010 11:18:15 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
It's good AND bad :L. It keeps you interested, but it consumes your life.
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innomen
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9/28/2010 11:30:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/27/2010 2:37:21 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
Lol, Civ IV was so addicting. No way am I going to play that during the school year, otherwise I can kiss my med school aspirations goodbye.

You were right.
zGodMode
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9/28/2010 5:12:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/28/2010 11:53:54 AM, Kinesis wrote:
Anyone have Starcraft 2?

READ THE THREAD TITLE, THERE WAS AN SCII THREAD MADE A WHILE BACK

OT: Civ V is greatness, I never really got into Civ IV, but I put in a lotttt of hours into Civ III.
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9/29/2010 9:29:44 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/28/2010 5:12:10 PM, zGodMode wrote:
OT: Civ V is greatness, I never really got into Civ IV, but I put in a lotttt of hours into Civ III.

Yay, a fellow fan.
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