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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2005, 10:07:12 AM »

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My problem with Civ3 was that it just felt...burdensome. Hundreds of units to move, dozens of cities, bazillions of buildings and improvements to be built in every city, and so and so forth. I just got frustrated with it all much quicker than I ever did with Civ2 for some reason.

Exactly how I felt.  And that's weird, because I used to play Civilization I for hours and hours and hours.  Maybe it was because I was younger then.  And had more time on my hands.

Anyway, I am very tempted to pick up Civ IV.  Still on the fence.
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« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2005, 03:26:23 PM »

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Tom Chick's a solid 8.3 out of 10.  His Presentation is exceptional, but his Lasting Value is questionable.


I simply can't imagine a Civ game without lasting value.  It seems as if these two factors should be reversed.  Short on presentation and long on lasting value.  Just my experience from the earlier Civs.
Luke was reviewing Tom Chick himself.  This wasn't Tom Chick's review of Civ4.

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Its Civilization...  It is good.


It's Master of Orion... it is good.
It's Peter Molyneux... it is good.
It's Deus Ex... it is good.


Did you play MOO 3?
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« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2005, 03:30:58 PM »

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Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
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Its Civilization...  It is good.


It's Master of Orion... it is good.
It's Peter Molyneux... it is good.
It's Deus Ex... it is good.


Did you play MOO 3?
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(I think that's LE's point)
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« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2005, 03:57:33 PM »

Insert Dumb blonde joke here...

I guess it would help if I knew that Peter person... unless thats the fate guy...
As for deus Ex, which one sucked?
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« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2005, 06:41:54 PM »

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Insert Dumb blonde joke here...

I guess it would help if I knew that Peter person... unless thats the fate guy...
As for deus Ex, which one sucked?

Peter Molyneux is guilty of Black & White and (although some didn't think it was so bad) Fable
A lot of people were let down by Deus Ex 2
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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2005, 06:58:15 PM »

I throgoughly enjoyed the little bit of Black and WHite I played, though It wasnt my kinda game to spend countless hours on.

Still want to play fable, still to lazy to borrow my friends.
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« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2005, 09:02:04 PM »

I think IGN sucks and I dont put stock in their reviews.  However, I did read this review and it struck me as well written, especially for IGN.

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« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2005, 12:22:05 AM »

I thought the introduction, taking up like, 1 minute by itself, was a WEE bit overdone from the video review.

But I don't know.  I don't put much stock into IGN these days.  And heck, I don't really put much more into Gamespot.  I would much rather just read on these boards as to whether or not people like a game.

But the video review and the things written about the game seem pretty dang cool.  I like the multiplayer aspect.  I think that could be a lot of fun.
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« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2005, 12:40:21 PM »

Any of you guys want to read something really encouraging?

Check out this link.  Lots to read, so if you're limited on time, focus on the following areas:  Know Thy Enemy and Rip Them Off

http://civilization4.net/3/171/318/

Enjoy and remember...  Slamdunk!

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« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2005, 03:57:31 PM »

_lots_ of changes... twitch
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« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2005, 06:03:39 PM »

will be good
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« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2005, 08:34:53 PM »

I read the above and it sounds awesome, especially the improved AI and diplomacy.  While I always admired the Civ games, I could never get addicted to them because of the degree of micromanagement required to stay competitive.  I'm hoping Civ4 will change that for me.
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