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Imperialism2

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by spycatcher34, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. spycatcher34

    spycatcher34 Guest

    Has anyone played Imperialsm2 yet?I love the first one but cant affored the second one yet.Anyone else who likes the first one can post here too.
     
  2. GenghisK

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    Hem, just in case... I liked the first one. I played it months ago on my Mac till late (or early ) in the morning. I usually go to bed at 4 am, and the day after I worked...

    Anyway it's not a problem if you cannot afford Imp II. Well, uh how to say that. Internet is large and abandonw**** (ok i can't say this work entirely or it will be deleted ) sites are numerous. Recently found both I and II on it. Don't ask me where. However, my email address is available
     
  3. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I played 1 a bit, but I didn't really like the combat system it had.

    I have looked at two and even bought it for a friend, but it seemd too similar to #1 to try and get back into.
     
  4. spycatcher34

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    Why didnt u like the combat sytemActually being able to fight the battles was one of my favorite aspects of the game.Or was u just really sucked at it

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  5. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Yeah, I sucked....

    It was too basic. Everybody lines up, light infantry draw the fire of the defending artillery, keep pushing forward, blah, blah, blah. It was always the same style. Once you figured out how to attack or defend, you had your pattern. Fighting with a pattern gets very old very quick.
     
  6. spycatcher34

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    Well when your outnumbered three to one i thimk it's a different story oh and btw imperialism wasnt meant to be a war game

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  7. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I agree. It was not meant as a war game, which is a good thing, because then it would be really bad.

    I played it for awhile and just plain founf it too repitious. You get the raw materials, you convert it to some goods, sell the goods, use the money to buy more raw materials, convert it to some goods, sell the goods..... over and over again.

    The naval aspect of it was also pretty lame, IMHO.

    It was good for a good month, but then it just faded....

    Any other views on it Ace? (He played it a bit longer than I did.)
     
  8. spycatcher34

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    Excuuuse me but the point of doing that is to acheive monopoly stat. plus when was the last time u were able to "influnce" a country to join your empire w/o war???

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  9. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I know that was the point, that's why it was always done.

    Once I got the system down, every game I played was one where a nation joined me without war. Because by then it was just a matter of money and goods.

    I never said this was a bad game, if it was I wouldn't have played it to the point where it became repitious. It's just that in retrospect, when comparing it to other games I have played that held my interest longer, it wasn't all that great of a game also.

    I guess to someone still playing the game it might be kind of a let down to have someone say they were not that thrilled with the game, sorry.

    Hey spycather, do you think anybody else is even reading these? We are (in some ways) giving people a good overview on how to play the game and nobody else is even getting to know. <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

    On Edit: I told Ace we talking about Imperialism here and he said that he wouldn't be posting much at CFC. He said it was more fun to play Civ than to talk about it. What are the odds of that?

    [This message has been edited by Duke of Marlbrough (edited August 09, 2001).]
     
  10. spycatcher34

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    Im not let down just alittle confused as to how someone didnt like the game as much as i didI sure hope someonesle is reading this then maybe they will go get it themselves thats strange about ace when civ3 comes out ill still post here. So none of the other great powers gave you any trouble btw i dont play it that much

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  11. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Like I said, it has been a few years since I've played it. But no, I don't remember ever having any problems once I got use to the game.

    Unfortunately Ace just registered and never got into posting much (I think he has 2). He actually showed me this site in the first place and I have even made some posts on stuff he was saying.

    If I was asked about Imperialism when I was actually playing it, I'm sure I would have had kinder words for it.
     
  12. spycatcher34

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    Serioulsly you dont have trobule w/ the ai?In my game all the other gps get allied with everybodyliteraly(myselfincluided)And then in the middle of the game if i dont declare war on another gp EVERYBODY breaks their allinces and attacks me!Kinda annoying

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  13. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    From what I remember, there was always somebody that would pester me, but there was always a way to cut them off at the knee caps.

    I would either buy up their raw material supplies so they wouldn't have the goods to sell anymore, or capture the lands they were using to build materials, or bribe away his allies, or use the navy to stop his shipments (pirates made that more fun too). There was always some way to be the supreme power.

    If I knew where the box for the game was I could pull out my notes for it and give you some specifics, but I haven't seen it since I moved two years ago.
     
  14. spycatcher34

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    Hmmmm not that u mention it i dont have my box either anyway...did you play the sencarios?Must be my dumb luck that they all declare war on me but it always is during the first council of goveners i am in the lead b/c i have the best military but then some weirdo comes along and tries to kill me.
    BTW dont look now but ace is here right now

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  15. Ace

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    It has gotta be at least 2-3 years since I looked at Imperialism. If I remember right, it was a pretty good game, but it just didn't have the staying power of civ II. Like the Duke said: it got "old" rather quickly.
     
  16. spycatcher34

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    Well i only picked it up bout 8months ago maybe thats why i dont thinks its so "old"

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  17. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    If I remember right, Imperialism was one you could play MP, right?

    I just know that once either of us (Ace or me) lost interest in a game, it owuld be replaced by another game pretty quickly.

    We went through games rather quickly that way. Ace actaully has stayed with Civ II since it has been out, while I went back to my RPG for awhile there. But I'm back to Civ II since I now know there are people out there who know more about the game than me.

    If I ever find the box and it still has my notes in it, I'll pass them along. Have fun with it, after all, it was considered good enough for them to make a #2.
     
  18. spycatcher34

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    Yeah you could play mp but i never have. So ehat do you think is the most valuable commodity?And did u ever play any of the scenarios?

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  19. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I don't remember playing any scenarios.

    You are playing #2, right?

    All my experiences were with #1, so that could make a difference in how we see the game also.

    I don't remember the commodities that much; arms, furniture, clothes....? I know I never sold arms. I didn't want them to get used against me.
     
  20. spycatcher34

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    Im playing 1 cause everybody says its not worth it to get 2.Yeah theres like furviture,clothing canned goods the hammer thing(i cant remember the name) gasoline stuff like that did you ever play around in the late 1800's with the oil and armored cruisers?

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