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Author Topic: "Letís Rank The Civilization Games, Best To Worst" - Kotaku  (Read 1021 times)
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« on: February 20, 2013, 02:47:39 AM »

Interesting article posted over on Kotaku, "Letís Rank The Civilization Games, Best To Worst". I think I agree with his rankings, do you?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 02:55:06 AM »

honestly, in terms of playtime I spent on each one I'd rank them:

1,2,4,5,3.

1 and 2 are so far back I cannot remember which I spent more time on so they coule either be tied or the positions reversed, but in comparison 4 is so far in the distance neither of them can see it.  I tried to like 3, but IIRC it had some serious bugs upon release so it got traded in pretty quickly.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 04:27:56 AM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 20, 2013, 02:47:39 AM

Interesting article posted over on Kotaku, "Letís Rank The Civilization Games, Best To Worst". I think I agree with his rankings, do you?

Civ 2 last?!  Blasphemy.

The correct order is 2, 4, 5, 3.

I never got around to trying the original so I have to abstain on its placement.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 04:33:07 AM »

No, no, correct order is 4, 2, 5, 1, 3. Civ 2 is great, but is just plain hard to play today. 4 carried over the best ideas from 2 and 3 and put them together. 5 is great now that it's patched up. 1 is still a great game, but just not as good as the others. 3 is crap on a cracker and still makes me angry.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 04:55:46 AM »

I'm ok with swapping 2 & 4. They're really close in my book.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 05:23:15 AM »

Civ 4 is one of my, maybe my most favorite game. I'd rank them 4, 2, 1, 3. Never played 5, haven't read anything about it that makes me want to. I'm just not sure how you can top 4. 2 and 1 are old and distant memories, though I do remember Civ 2 is the only disc I ever lost. I did find it years later in the Interstate '76 box I think. Civ 3 was not all that great. The Ai made me swear.

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 06:05:38 AM »

Can I just vote for Alpha Centauri instead?  I played that first and all the civ games have been a disappointment in comparison.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 01:04:02 PM »

CIV II is in my top 10 all time.  I may have tried Civ III, but the series never captured my attention or interest much after II.

I upgraded my PC for Alpha Centauri, and was totally disappointed by it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 03:36:36 PM »

In terms of total playtime, it would be 1&2 and Alpha Centauri.  I have 5 but I haven't spent a lot of time with it. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 03:51:50 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on February 20, 2013, 06:05:38 AM

Can I just vote for Alpha Centauri instead? 

OK, you can offically vote for Alpha Centauri in this thread if you wish icon_biggrin

And I consider it second highest, right behind Civ 4 in my list.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM »

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted

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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 07:22:18 PM »

I've only played 3, 4 and 5, but of those I'd rank them 4, 5, 3. I remember heaps of positive buzz around 2, so I'm not surprised some consider it better than 4. I was very late to the party on 3 which I only got from Steam to play on an aging laptop. It was fully patched and included the Play the World expansion, so I didn't encounter too many bugs with it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 08:00:33 PM »

4 is a lot like 2, reborn and expanded, which is why they're neck'n'neck in my book.  I like the (relatively) simple elegance of 2's game mechanics, and I like how 4 managed to make a more fleshed out (but more complicated) rendition of that.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 08:03:45 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted

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so I guess Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization would also be out? biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2013, 09:55:19 PM »

They're all boring and confusing.  ninja
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013, 03:43:48 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted

Get out.

I actually bought Civilization: Call to Power because I was young and stupid. Towards the endgame, everything turned into wars against the super-powered lawyer units. Just like real life!
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2013, 11:18:17 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 22, 2013, 03:43:48 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted

Get out.

I actually bought Civilization: Call to Power because I was young and stupid. Towards the endgame, everything turned into wars against the super-powered lawyer units. Just like real life!

What's wrong with them? I've never played a civilisation game, I only had Call to Power 2. But I liked it a lot. Was I foolish to like it and should I deny ever having played it? ninja
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