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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Do you miss Wonder Cinematics?

Anybody misses the wonder constructions just a little bit?

There was just something... that made you feel fuzzy inside when you saw the Pyramids getting constructed in fast-motion in Civ 4...

The simple splash screens.. it's just.. eh, alright, let's move on. It just doesn't have the same effect on me.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Not particularly. I'd always skip them after seeing them for the first time anyways.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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I miss the wonder movies and especially the victory cinematics which were both a nice touch in civ IV - I'm hoping they bring them back in the new expansion.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Not particularly. I'd always skip them after seeing them for the first time anyways.
I agree with that, (yeah, I just contraindicated <- I don't know how to spell the word, neither does Mozilla xD ) my own post) they get old soon, same with the Tech quotes, but they are still nice to watch.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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Yes, I do miss them. The animations, and the music just as much. Even if they got old after a while--and not all of them did, to me--it still felt like more of a gratifying acknowledgement of the specialness of a Great Wonder, of the long turns of building (and the anxiety that accompanied those last few turns...) that went into it. It packed more of an "oomph." The still splash screens don't do that for me.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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animated advisers too. made you feel like you were running a real government
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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animated advisers too. made you feel like you were running a real government
Those were in Civ 2 right? I have Civ complete with Civ 2 in it, they were funny during Anarchy..

I kinda miss Civ 3's Advisors, in Civ 4 I don't think they even were there, and Civ 5 they are pretty much useless too.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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I miss all the fruit...

- From Civ 1, Little animation of settlers with their horse carriages halting to a stop to settle a new town

- Wonder movies

- City view

- Throne room or Palace view

- From Civ 1 the diplo screen where the leader was surrounded by his/her advisors giving additional visual feedback indicating their strength

All these cosmetic features really made me feel like Im building a CIVILIZATION

OK... where is my 386 PC... gotta load CIV1
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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No.

Honestly, I really don't. I love the quote + oil painting feature, it's amazing
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:11 PM   #10
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I admit I wouldnt watch most of them every game, but I would stop and watch a couple. Animations I have never cared for (mostly cause my computer can't handle much it seems), but the wonder movies I always enjoyed.

Wish that they come back for Civ 6.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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Yeah I miss it alot.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 03:54 AM   #12
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No.

Honestly, I really don't. I love the quote + oil painting feature, it's amazing
This is also my view...
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 04:43 AM   #13
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I prefer a lot more the oil paintings, the civ4 movies were just bland.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 04:46 AM   #14
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I liked the wonder cinematics, but then, the splash screens are awesome too. So I don't "miss" the mini-movies, because what has replaced then is equally good. Fits better with the overall art design too, I think.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 05:11 AM   #15
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Yes, I like the oil paintings, there's an orchestra, a quote, this is tastefully done.

What I do miss is decent victory screens...
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 05:30 AM   #16
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I only miss the Great Wall video, it was the most epic of them all. The scale, the tempo, the whole concept mimicking a sweeping Chinese dragon and the flags appearing on towers in rhythm with the music... Good times! All of those videos were great, but music was mediocre at best in most of them. I really like the paintings more and it's better because they are associated with tasteful quotes. I really feel rewarded when I hear the music and see fine art. The artworks themselves are a fountain of inspiration for me as a digital painter.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 06:24 AM   #17
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The main thing i miss is the space victory video from civ 2. There was something about the 2001 theme with the video of the ship landing that felt so epic
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:00 PM   #18
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Well, I'll glive the nicely made Civ 5 images the edge over Civ 4's somewhat incomplete videos. Nicely made cinematics that didn't tax the system would be even better. Alpha Centurai had some nice vids IIRC.

And while I didn't play Civ2, if Youtube is anything to go by, that style of advisor needs to come back. Whether famous actors or just the game developers, as long as it's as hammy as in Civ 2 I would love it.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:06 PM   #19
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So I've never played any of the other Civ games, and I just you-tubed a bunch of the wonder cinematics -- and I love them! The great wall especially is very cool.

I don't have a problem with the current splash screens, but I wouldn't mind these as a replacement.

I would want a victory video before I would want these, though.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:09 PM   #20
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Civ4 wonder videos were awful. They had no soul. Oil paintings are nice. There is a lot of effort put into them especially if we compare them to Civ3 wonder...ehh...pictures...
But nothing can beat Civ2 and SMAC wonder videos.
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