Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Jozef Kunak, Apr 9, 2012.
Smac > Civ (for MP at least, the Smac AI is too braindead to offer a challege)
It depends on who you ask, I have a few friends of mine who had never played Civ before Civ V and they tried Civ IV and didn't like it at all, they prefer Civ V over it.
I base my rankings is mostly based on how much I enjoyed the game, which makes it very easy to put Civ II and Civ IV first since I didn't get into Civ I and really disliked Civ III.
OFC that SMAC is plagued with balance issues, a braindead AI and a South Park mini clip ( besides having almost a decade and half of shelf life, that in gaming world is like the Cambrian period ), but I still rate it above any of the Civ games, even if only because of the terrain model, the weather system ( as in "it has one" :/ ) and the workshop ...
On topic ... well I have not played Civ I and II , so for me is Civ IV + x-paks > Civ III + x-paks > current Civ V. I reserve the right to change this order after the full Civ V is out ( that might take some more years ), but I'm quite skeptic to what can be done IMO ( de gustibus ... ) to improve civ V without making it a whole diferent game ( I still maintain that the change to hexes + 1 UPT brought so much rebalancing issues that it will take up to maybe the first x-pak of civ VI to put it in some semblance of balance without band aids like the ones they putted in civ V so far in the patches ).
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