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This game looks far away Civ5...

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Kissa, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Ddude97

    Ddude97 King

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    Too bad this game isn't sold in US (unless I'm mistaken), I would buy it while wating for Civ 5 to come out.
     
  2. dwaxe

    dwaxe is not a fanatic

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    Why is it called Stormfront?
     
  3. bestrfcplayer

    bestrfcplayer Steppin' up!

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    That has to be another game! I mean, Friaxas would have to spend about 10 million to have the graphics and gameplay like that. And Civ is more cartoonish than that, and did you acutally SEE the CiV pics? The pics show nothing like that! So, I'm takin a risk here and calling this a HOEX!

    And to back up my point, just look at the CiV pics: http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=36&userid=
     
  4. Skyre Noktis

    Skyre Noktis Warlord

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    Probably affiliated with stormfront.co.uk. Is there a Mac version? :p

    Correct, this isn't Civ 5. I don't think anyone ever said it was...
     
  5. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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  6. Impaler[WrG]

    Impaler[WrG] Civ4:Col UI programmer

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    This game lists 3rd Q 2009 as the release date, theirs no forum under the link and the studio and the a search for the publishers studio reveals a very minimal site and a company picture that looks to be a half dozen young programmers & artists.

    http://www.colossai.com/

    Are you sure this is even still in the works, it looks defunct from the lack of updates since 2009.
     
  7. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    actually its called
    STORM - Frontline Nation, is apparently not yet released, even though the official site says Q3/2009 and may or may not be released for Mac/Linux - it had apparently originally been announced for release in 2006 and at that time they announced it for Mac/Linux - but the current publisher hasn't said anything for the upcoming release (if there is ever going to be one). (german language link for source)
     
  8. Newcomer24

    Newcomer24 Warlord

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    If someone manages to compare this game to Civilization than probably has never played Civ...
     
  9. Ahriman

    Ahriman Tyrant

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    Hmm. I smell vaporware.
     
  10. weakciv

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    to me the argument that "i cant fit that many cities in country XXX" always seemed strange. EVERYTHING in Civ is abstracted. 1 does not equal 1. A military unit represented a large military force. I doubt that 1 unit was made up of people from 1 city. No, 1 city in Civ (to me) has always represented a region.

    Just my thought, oh well.
     
  11. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Deity

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    Who is to say what the game is about? Besides the designers of course :). Some of us prefer Earth maps. While I haven't played 50 games on the earth map, I have played over 10 on the earth map. I love it. It seems easier for me to relate to. The only things I dislike about earth maps is the advantage the human player has knowing how to get around continents, the lack of variety, and playing with the same civs (I'm so tired of the Aztecs right now, they declare on me every game and amass a huge army every game). I often rename my cities according to the relative position on the map.

    But each person is different, and a majority of civ players probably prefer random maps. Maybe someone can make a poll to see how many people prefer random over pre-generated.

    As for the comment about not being able to fit enough cities in Europe, well you are kind of stuck with the limitations of the square grid (maybe hexes will allow better scale). But in reality Asia is much bigger than Europe, so you really can't expect to have that many cities unless you play specifically on a Europe only map.
     
  12. Craxymaxy

    Craxymaxy Warlord

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    Props props bro!
     
  13. Craxymaxy

    Craxymaxy Warlord

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  14. Craxymaxy

    Craxymaxy Warlord

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    I left a post on their forums asking them about the release date i'm becomign questionable about whether i will be answered though, there was only one other thread and it was a posted almost 8 months ago and no one replied to it
     
  15. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Play RFC, pure joy
     
  16. nazizombies

    nazizombies Chieftain

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    huh

    wikipedia says it will be released April 10 2010
    which has already passed
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_–_Frontline_Nation

    what the hell is with this game? :confused:
    has anyone seen it in stores or anything?? It looks quite interesting

    Edit: THe website states it is "in production", even though the release date is Q3 2009. Probably the developers forgot to update the release date or something.
     
  17. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    I do not believe anyone currently has real information on it and from what google says I don't believe a release is imminent...
    Essentially this game was first announced for release in 2006 and has slipped ever since - since the official site still says 3rd quarter of 2009 I do not believe the publishers are currently working hard on promoting the game's release. I would not be surprised if the project was dead.
     
  18. Craxymaxy

    Craxymaxy Warlord

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    thats sad
     
  19. morss_4

    morss_4 Warlord

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    I would say those things you mention, the advantage the human player has knowing the map, and the lack of variety, are exactly the reasons I say that the game is about the random map.

    It is fairly obvious, at least in my opinion, from looking at the game design that the game is designed around the random map generator and the pre set maps are a throw in. The exploration phase of the game for example is not anywhere near as much fun on the pre-set maps, and worse it makes little sense. As the human player you already know where everything is, the AI does not. For me at least exploring the map is a large part of what makes the early to middle ages of Civ so interesting.

    The world map is also very unbalanced. Europe has a bunch of civs crammed in it, while Africa is comparatively empty. The old world is where most of the civs are, the new world is isolated, etc.

    A lot of Civ's strategic value comes from the random map as well. "Play the map" is the mantra of the experienced players. Sitting down and deciding whether this map is suited for early war, or peaceful expansion, cottage or specialist economy, where you should put your cities to make best use of the resources are all the things that make Civ so interesting, and I think you lose a lot of that if you play the same map over and over again. You already know the answers to all those questions after you've played the map once. Personally I don't even like to play the same map SETTINGS over and over again.

    The point is not that you can't have fun playing the world map, its that the game was clearly designed with the random map in mind first. In my opinion you are missing out on a lot of what the game is about if you play on the world map repeatedly. I understand the comfort of knowing where everything is, I used to play the world map almost exclusively way back in Civ I, but the random map just brings a lot more to the table in my opinion.
     
  20. Craxymaxy

    Craxymaxy Warlord

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    They're both fun, i find it fun to play a world map every once in a while and i think they pay more attention to it than you think
     

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