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Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« on: June 28, 2007, 10:13:37 am »
Yeah, it's true.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/i-miss-microprose/civilization-coming-to-consoles-handhelds-273098.php

I'm not sure if this is good news or bad news.  Time will tell



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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 11:32:09 am »
I am excited and terrified.

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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 12:00:18 pm »
"intense combat and constant action"..... so is it not turn based then  ???

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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 12:32:16 pm »
They would be crazy to make Civ not turnbased.  If they made it real time, it would be Civilization in name alone. 

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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 12:41:05 pm »
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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 01:30:54 pm »
Wow, that had to be one of the worst trailers ever.  :-\


And that reminds me, I haven't bought Civ 4 yet... :P
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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 01:44:09 pm »
Don't buy Civ 4, it's really not that good imo :-\

edit:  "It will have sixteen civilizations available for play and is capable of online multiplayer mode. In addition, auto-matching, ranked games, leaderboards, achievements, downloadable extra content and integrated video and voice chat make the online play more versatile and fun than any previous version of Civilization and will allow players to see where they stand against the competition."

Taken from civfanatics.com
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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 12:42:42 am »
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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 12:34:04 pm »
It seems to me that they are dumbing down the game and taking away much of what makes the other Civ games so much fun.

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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2007, 12:55:18 pm »
Civ 4 was great. You just couldn't rely on the ancient strategy of "make as many cities as you can" any more. It was actually a little more complex in terms of strategy because it wasn't a race to see who could fill all the available space first. I've been a huge fan of the Civ series (hell, I even quite liked Call To Power) ever since I played the first one as a kid and in my eyes they've gotten a lot better from those humble beginnings. Sure, there were some things which didn't survive the transition from III to IV, but not everything does, especially when the game is being rebuilt completely in terms of mechanics, and there were loads of new things which meant the small things didn't really matter at all.

I think I'll reserve judgement on V and these handheld/console versions until when I get a chance to try them. Especially with the handheld versions, because you have to remember they're scaling back a whole load for it to work in that format.
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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007, 02:47:07 pm »
still want Alpha Centauri 2


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Re: Civilization is coming to consoles, handhelds
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2007, 11:27:11 am »
Hmm...I think I'm the only one who is anxious to learn more about this game!

I'm a huge Civilization fan (due partly because of my love for history/politics etc.). I've always been much more of a console player, although I still play Civ IV regularly.

I can't wait to see how this turns out. It might not replace Civilization IV, but it should be a fun new take on it.