Jul 12, 2001, 11:26 PM
I can't wait until October. I was at the software store and saw a copy of CTP2 for 9.99. It was preowned. Sounded like a deal to me. Man did I get screwed. They probobly get several copies returned each day. No wonder it was so cheap. Just reading about Civ III is better than playing CTP2.
It has the most rediculious units like abolitionists. Just a friendly warning to anyone looking to pass the time with CTP2.
Jul 13, 2001, 02:56 PM
Sooner said a little later http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif:
Just a friendly warning to anyone looking to pass the time with CTP2.
CTP2? What's CTP2? There are still pathetic worms on this Earth that play this Activision crap? Well I think your warning is useless, since we all have a brain and none of us will play that http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif
Ok I confess, I tried it for 5 minutes once, because I was really depressed.
But it isn't even as good as civ1 so...
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Jul 13, 2001, 03:42 PM
I played the original Call to Power two summers ago. It would've been a marginally enjoyable game, if, that is, I was spared from bouts with my machine every ----ing time I attempted to save; it simply crashed, returning to Windows without warning! Perhaps, I surmised, it has to do with my low-end computer. No; it did the same on a Dell with a 400mhz processor with 32x CD ROM drive (in addition to running slowly).
I have compiled a brief list of shortcomings:
It was a resource PIG (a Sardinian one at that).
It ran poorly, often crashing (the patch worsened this problem).
The interface sucked (a blunt statement <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0>).
Warriors could destroy attacking tanks behind city walls; archers could sink battleships, etc.
The graphics were messy and the wonder movies were not only crappy, they crashed my computer.
Technological advance yielded no satisfaction (research this tech, then another).
The futuristic units/governments were surrealistic and ludicrous.
The purpose of the first half of the game is to prepare for the the latter (I believe I encountered this observation in a review).
Now, for my question. I've seen the screenshots of the sequel (which dropped the Civilization name). I could discern no difference between them and the game I certainly played. Yet Call to Power II, as I have been told, is a far, far inferior game. Why is that?
PS: Abolitionists, Slavers, etc., were in the prequel.
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Jul 13, 2001, 11:45 PM
I can't wait until October.
If you need a Civ III substitute until October, there's this game called Civilization II...
Jul 15, 2001, 10:32 PM
I was at the software store and saw a copy of CTP2 for 9.99. It was preowned.
LOL, "pre-owned" CTP2? Probably a good reason it was sitting there "pre" owned!!
I tried CTP briefly, and it was horrible for the reasons stated by others, and more that are not worth my time to recount!
Won't there be a demo or something for Civ III?
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Jul 17, 2001, 02:23 PM
ok,i'm pretty much confused here!http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/confused.gif
U say civIII it's coming up in October but i've read in pcgamer that they're releasing it in the I quarter 2002!
Jul 17, 2001, 03:39 PM
It's coming in October. Trust us we knowhttp://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gifhttp://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/tongue.gif