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Offline Hydromancerx

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City Builders through the Ages
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:56:59 am »
There are many city builder games however I have not seen one that continues through the ages. If I were to assemble a bunch of City Builders and play them back to back as if they were one big game which games would you choose?

Here is my brainstorming so far ...

Prehistoric
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Ancient
Pharaoh

Classical Era
Caesar or CivCity Rome or Marble Age

Medieval
Banished or Stronghold

Colonial
Anno 1404 (or other early ones)

Industrial
Clockwork Empires or Lethis or 1849

Modern Era
Sim City or Cities Skylines or Tropico

Near Future
Cities of Tomorrow or Anno 2070

Far Future
Anno 2205 or Planet Base or Outpost

Blue = Games I Have

Note I do not have all these games but just looking for games that would fit.

Also I have seem different eras done using SC4 such as a Roman, Medieval and Wild West Cities.
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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 08:47:55 am »
I would love a prehistoric city builder. That would be so radical, to be the founder of Ur or something. Having to hunt or pasture around wherever you settled until you discovered agriculture.

Man.

I guess I don't have many games to add, I don't play a ton of city builders.

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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 09:58:34 am »
Well a prehistoric city builder wouldn't primarily be a city builder. It would be some sort of tribe management sim with some light citybuilding elements.

Also the city building portion would largely consist of plonking down family homes, and then the occasional granary and creepy head cult temple and that's about it >_>

I agree a game set in that period would be neato though. I'd still like to see a Pdox or Total war game set across the bronze age in the fertile crescent. 
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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 09:58:46 am »
I'll throw a recommendation in for CivCity Rome. I really enjoyed that game. Never thought the reviewers at the time really understood what they were doing.

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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 04:01:11 am »
I'm a great fat of all the "ancient citybuilders". I loved all of Sierra's games- Pharaoh, Cleopatra, Zeus, Caesar etc.
Has anyone played Children of the Nile? It was awesome, almost like time-travel.

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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 05:42:33 am »
Oh man did I ever play Children of the Nile! That game was fan-freaking-tastic!

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Re: City Builders through the Ages
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 12:04:11 pm »
As I recall when I played it was a buggy,frustrating mess.

The game was fun though.