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If Civ IV and Civ V were both released today, which one would you be playing?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by DarkSchneider, Sep 30, 2010.

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Which Civ would you be playing?

  1. Civ IV

    199 vote(s)
    44.1%
  2. Civ V

    252 vote(s)
    55.9%
  1. DarkSchneider

    DarkSchneider King

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    Here is a fun thought experiment, if vanilla Civ IV and Civ V were both released today, which one would you be playing? For this experiment also assume they were both released without any major bugs, and released under different, but equally reputable game studios.
     
  2. generalwar

    generalwar Philosopher

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    civ 5, definitively !
     
  3. LionBlue

    LionBlue Chieftain

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    I've been playing the series starting with Civ I.
    Civ V is my favorite.
     
  4. DarkSchneider

    DarkSchneider King

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    Well I suppose I did post to the Civ V message board :p

    I've been playing since Civ I as well and my favorite is IV followed by II.
     
  5. flyingbunnys

    flyingbunnys Warlord

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    I have played all of them and I would take a patched version on V. Finally no more stacks, that was the worst thing. I remember back in II i would build giant howitzer stacks that ignored the city defence bonuses. They would just steam roll through other civs.
     
  6. BjoernLars

    BjoernLars Warlord

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    Civ V definitely. I love the new combat system, city-states and the mechanics on how the borders now expand.
     
  7. Generals3

    Generals3 Warlord

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    Two things: -Obviously Civ V , BUT;

    -What if Civ IV BTS was released at the same time? Here i come BTS .
    And i stand by it , Civ V should be compared to Civ IV BTS because after all that is what it is supposed to replace. And on an other side note , every time there is a new release the standards are raised, games are supposed to become better .
    So the standards were lower when Civ IV was released than now Civ V . Back when Civ IV was released, at the standards back than it was better than Civ V now (because again , Civ V is supposed to exceed BTS ) .
     
  8. Path-x

    Path-x Chieftain

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    If we assume that both were released today and then if I assume that I didn't "overplay" civ4, I have to say I would probably play civ4 since I prefer its combat system and complexity.

    Also as Generals3 said it should compare to BTS.
     
  9. DeadFish

    DeadFish Warlord

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    I'd choose Civ4 and BTS.
     
  10. Pratputajao

    Pratputajao Warlord

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    Civ 5 without a doubt for me. Minor reason- Siam is a playable Civ, Awesome. Main reason- No cartoonish graphics! You may think the graphics are better in Civ 4 ...maybe they are. But for me they were too damn cartoony. Ive always disliked that. The continents just looked like Islands because of individual swaying tree. May not seem like a big deal but I really disliked the look when the game came out.


    This is of course assuming that I have no real experience at playing either at the time of sale. Though even if I did I think I would take 5 vanilla over 4 vanilla (probably not with all expansions included however.)
     
  11. jjkrause84

    jjkrause84 King

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    I would be playing Civ5 because it has a 5 at the end of it and the other has a 4.

    Basic psychology.
     
  12. Pratputajao

    Pratputajao Warlord

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    Good answer.
     
  13. Scottiths

    Scottiths Chieftain

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    I am going to bump this thread because people seem to be overlooking how awesome this game is compared to its vanilla counterpart. Of course it is not as good as a game that has several expansions worth of work... It is however a heck of a lot better than Civ 4 was originally. I think this game has enormous potential. Only reason I am not playing now is because I am not at home.
     
  14. Balerune

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    Civ 4 'cause I like a more economic game. (As the used to say about EVE online, spreadsheets and spaceships)
     
  15. Alsark

    Alsark Noble

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    Probably Civilization IV. I don't remember if I started playing Civ 4 on release, but I remember once I started playing it I always had a hard time stopping. Civ 5 I'm lucky to not get tired after about 50-100 turns.
     
  16. Palfouri

    Palfouri Chieftain

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    A majority should be answering Civ V considering Civ IV was nearly unplayable at launch.
     
  17. rschissler

    rschissler King

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    This really is a dumb question, so I'm not voting.

    Civ V got great reviews and it's a newer version, so you would think it would be better. Based on that, most people would want to play it instead of Civ IV. Now maybe in reality, it isn't better, just prettier.
     
  18. Flavorable

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    Civ IV was COMPLETELY BROKEN AT LAUNCH.

    I don't understand why anyone would choose that.
     
  19. Gaizokubanou

    Gaizokubanou Warlord

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    It had securom problems IIRC, but if you were able to get around that it was not broken...

    I would choose Civ4. Civ5 doesn't have the "one more turn" factor at all.
     
  20. dannythefool

    dannythefool King

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    Actually I would be playing Civ V because my Civ IV package would only contain two copies of the same CD and the manual in French...
     

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