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Rise of Nations

Discussion in 'Other Civ-Related Games' started by Zier, May 23, 2003.

  1. Zier

    Zier got milk?

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    Anyone noticed that this game is very very similair to Civ3? I just bought it and am about to play it for the first time. I was just wondering if any of you civ3 players played it and what do you think of it?
     
  2. widdowmaker

    widdowmaker Maker of Widdows

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    It is not out yet. You warez monkey!

    (if it IS out i retract that statement)
     
  3. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Its out

    Its made by the lead designer of Civ2, so I would expect it to
     
  4. Zier

    Zier got milk?

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    There's granaries/barracks/mines/libraries/universities etc and you need to research new techs to be able to upgrade your units and all that. It's sort of a mix between Red alert and civ3, I think I like it :D
     
  5. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    I *only*, oh, and *only* play The Civilization Series!
     
  6. Communist Rebel

    Communist Rebel Fighting Against Poverty

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    i just saw it in the shop a few days ago when i was buying thre expansion pack for medieval total war. now i can go the scots, my original country of origin :) (no im not cuban i just live there)
     
  7. wtiberon

    wtiberon One man who stands alone

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    I downloaded the free demo....and I'm glad I did cause I would have been furious if I wasted money on this game. This is just my opinion anyway but this game is nothing as it promised...the combined epic scope of Civ mixed with 3-D real time. I became suspicious as I started reading threads from Beta players that this game would not live up to its hype so I didn't rush out and buy it.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not saying this game sucks just not what I was expecting or wanted. It has been hyped that the developers of civ II were behind this game but when I play it it seems more like Ages of Empires or Empire Earth developers had a hand.

    The only elements of civ are the improvements, wonders, and Unique Units but that is about it.
     
  8. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator

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    After letting this sit in Civ3-GD for 5 hours to see how it would develop, I am moving it to the Rise of Nations forum.;

    Discuss there, please.
     
  9. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    Whew! I *almost* bought Ages of Empires before Civ3! That was a close one! I am happy that I went with the Civ series!!!:D
     
  10. warpstorm

    warpstorm Yumbo? Yumbo!

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    Brian Reynolds, Jason Coleman, and Tim Train all worked on Civ3 before they left Firaxis to form Big Huge Games (there may be others on the team that also worked on it, but I know these did).
     
  11. Marx

    Marx Chieftain

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    I`ll buy it when I`ve done my exams.. But I am sure it can`t overrule the perfection of civilization..
     
  12. MaXXXXXuM

    MaXXXXXuM Chieftain

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    While nothing can really topple the perfection of Civ, this game is definitely the best RTS Ive ever played, which is saying alot, because Age of Empires 2 was damn good :)
     
  13. Punkymonkey

    Punkymonkey Aspiring Archaeologist

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    I don't know if it's the best RTS. I played a couple games and i'm still unimpressed but definately not disappointed. It is too short i think. Theres not enough research to do that you can have fun in one particular age. It's too easy to keep going forward.
     
  14. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    This game is a mix between Empire Earth and Age of Kings.

    And definitely only VERY, VERY, VERY remotely linked to civilization.
    VERY remotely.
     
  15. Punkymonkey

    Punkymonkey Aspiring Archaeologist

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    What really keeps me in turn-based games and especially civ series is the possibility of exploring each age and having fun in each age. RTS is fun for short games but because of it's nature it is hard to enjoy eveything fully without having to keep worrying about advancing to the next age to keep up an arms race
     
  16. Spacetrvler

    Spacetrvler Chieftain

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    I have been playing alot recently, and ive found that you do begin to explore each age starting at about the medival age when you play with good players. Plus you can make scenarios, plus you can make technology cost alot more and make it be researched much slower. The only problem is that you cant turn off nukes. And even though armagedon rules when you are losing, it sucks when you are winning...
     
  17. Moff Jerjerrod

    Moff Jerjerrod Chieftain

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    All I can say is that Brian Reynolds is the true brain behind the Civ series. This is extremely evident playing RoN.

    :vomit: Sid Meier :die:
     
  18. William528

    William528 I'm still here

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    Civrules, I nearly went for AoE2 before Civ 3 as well! good that I didn't, 'cos Civ3 has lasted a lot longer on my PC.
    The trouble with RTS games is they are simply too fast, so you can't enjoy each era in history as it comes; also, most RTS games lacks strategy, it's just: get rich, build an army and fight the enemy. The C+C series is the classic example, most Empire Earth games have the same problem.
    That why TBS is so much better :)
     
  19. Moff Jerjerrod

    Moff Jerjerrod Chieftain

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    I agree wholeheartedly however RoN is different. Unlike AOE2 and C+C there is no excessive senseless mouse clicking. You can program a game in RoN to last as long or as short as you want. Note though for me nothing will ever take the place of TBS but don't count RoN out. :)
     
  20. WildFire

    WildFire amour

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    Is this game any good?
     

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