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compared to civ3

Discussion in 'CivRev - General Discussions' started by shawntown, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. shawntown

    shawntown Chieftain

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    well, i posted this question over in the patch thread but realized thats not the place for this discussion...so new thread it is:

    from a civ 3 perspective (since i never played civ 4) what do you vets of 3 like about civrev? what features would you characterize as improvements in this console version of the game? (and as an aside, how bloody wierd is it to play with a button controller rather than mouse and keyboard?!)
     
  2. Raw Power

    Raw Power Chieftain

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    Played Civ3 and also civ3PTW for quite some time, but it's long ago so don't shoot me if I remember wrongly.

    1) It's faster, no workers, fewer buildings
    2) It's easier, but still varied. Easier as in fewer units, buildings, no maintenence/corruption, no unhappiness, etc.
    3) Era bonuses, not just one bonus for each civilization, but multiple bonuses which kick in the different eras.
    4) Game of the week, Firaxis made map/puzzle each week. Somewhat like GOTM here at this site, but with fewer win options.

    On the bad side:
    bad AI
    less options
    somewhat easy even at higher difficulties.
    multiplayer doesn't work to well yet (PS3)


    As for controlling with a gamepad that goes very well, hardly miss the keyboard and mouse at all.
     
  3. 806slidingdoors

    806slidingdoors Chieftain

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    Just loaded Civ3 again on my PC for a look at it. I can't believe how primative the graphics look now. When I first played Civ3, I thought the graphics were fantastic. CivRev has raised the graphics standard very high.

    I was surprised at how quickly the people rioted. I had burning cities everywhere. I had to raise the luxuary rate & give the cities entertainers. Ha! I don't miss that.

    And those workers were labour intensive! Road building, mining and clearing forests square by square. It is just tedious.

    But I do like the choices at the start of the game. I enjoy choosing land masses & the number of civilisations to play against.

    Despite all this, I would rather play on my PS3 than wait for my PC to boot. I need a new mouse too. It's CivRev for me.
     

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