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compared to civ3

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

  1. shawntown

    shawntown Chieftain

    Nov 10, 2005
    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

    Feb 19, 2003
    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

    Aug 10, 2008
    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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