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Where are ciV competitors?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Ermak-, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. blind biker

    blind biker Chieftain

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    Sure. Total War is a totally TBS series. Totally playable without RTS. I hear you.
    Uh-huh...
    With just a piiiinch of RTS, which is fun (for you - who gives a flying duck about the OP).
     
  2. Heathcliff

    Heathcliff Chieftain

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    I'm having fun with the Magna Mundi mod for EU3. (you can get it for EU3 complete "Magna Mundi Platinum" or EU3 Heir to the Throne "Magna Mundi Ultimate" no version for Divine Wind yet) There is as much new content in that for at least 3-4 new real expansions and it makes the game harder. Download it from the EU3 forum.
     
  3. Venereus

    Venereus This Is Streamlined!

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    I hear Civ 4.5 is coming out after they release something called SDK. I have high hopes for that one.
     
  4. Ayt

    Ayt Chieftain

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    There is nothing wrong about what he said. The campaign mode is turn based and you don't have to fight the battles.

    Why so serious?
     
  5. Venereus

    Venereus This Is Streamlined!

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd bet you forgot that frase is a meme when you used it.:lol:
     
  6. M to the A

    M to the A Chieftain

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    Nah, Europa barbarorum is the bestest mod of them all for RTW

    http://www.europabarbarorum.com/

    They are also remaking this mod for MTW2 which I just can't wait for. No doubt that's gonna be amazing. :)
     
  7. Selous

    Selous Chieftain

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    sorry to offend buddy, but i do think that the total war series has a very solid TBS game (possable exeption for shogun TW, bit simple TBS but u can excuse that for the fact it was the first!) I dont play to many battles, just the ones that i really HAVE to win (and the ones that are going to be lotsa fun), and there is no reason that there is a "need" to play the battles

    and as to flying ducks and the OP, IMO most people that enjoy civ type games will find some kind of enjoyment from the TW series, hence the recomendation
     
  8. LDiCesare

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    If you have to play some battles in RTS in order to be able to win the game, then it's definitely not a TBS as you'll be forced to go real-time in order to finish the game.
    This is why I dislike this kind of mixed games. The TBS part adds a nice strategy layer, but it remains mostly a RTS, and if you don't enjoy that part, the whole game is ruined.
     
  9. JLoZeppeli

    JLoZeppeli Chieftain

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    It's always better managing by yourself the battles than using autoresolve. Said that, it's playable like a TBS if you want... The problem is that the TBS part is not so deep and too flawed, expecially in the diplo side....
     
  10. Beld

    Beld Whiskeyclone

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    To all the haters:

    Yup, in all of the OP's posts, he's explicitly stated wanting a TBS/4x, exactly right. :rolleyes:

    No, he said strategy game. He mentions liking the TW series by name.

    In fact, he mentions an RTS in his second post. But how dare people try and be helpful and post game titles that comply with his request. What a bunch of buttholes we all are. The posts with absolutely no content regarding the OP's request are much more helpful. (I can't believe this got a rise out of me, I need to quit the internets)

    Back on topic. I haven't seen anything by http://www.strategyfirst.com/ mentioned. Their games are usually clones of other popular titles, but you can often find a gem.
     
  11. M to the A

    M to the A Chieftain

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  12. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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  13. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    You won't find one. And it you do you'll be crawling back to civilization soon enough
     
  14. M to the A

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    Yeah with a mix of total war lol, I read about it in a forum a while ago and some members bought it and said they quite liked it. I was thinking of getting it but then forgot it for a while. Just saw that it was in promo fon steam for 3 bucks or something and just missed out on it :lol: ah well. Really not sure what to think of the game :crazyeye: Ima downloading the demo to see how it feels. Hope it blows my mind :please:
     
  15. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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    3 bucks? Wow...

    I'll wait for it to go on sale again then I think I'll pick it up.
     
  16. joasoze

    joasoze Chieftain

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    I would buy any quality strategy game released, but they are few and far between. There is Heroes VI (but I will not buy with current DRM system from Ubisoft) on the way. I love Kings Bounty, but nothing new on the horison there. Basically there is nothing new that I know of. I think that Elemental: War of Magic is improving for every patch, but I have a while to go yet.
     
  17. m4gill4

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    I am reminded why I love this forum, I see all my favorite games represented among the suggestions. While obviously the civilization franchise is King, if you're looking for other decent games, I'll second those who suggested:

    EUIII
    Play your favorite historical empire and try to match or exceed their glory! I cannot adequately summarize the depth of this game. It is more cerebral than civ, but very deep and quite satisfying. I haven't even played the latest expansions of this like Divine wind, so it's likely even better than I know by now.

    Torchlight
    A $5 Diablo clone whose value far exceeds the price point. Five bucks won't even get you into a movie, I had about 20-30 hours of fun with this one. It's not a TBS though, obviously.

    Galactic Civilizations II
    I think this is as close to CIV gameplay as I can think of without being a civilization game. It is a solid game in it's own right, a space based 4x game in the vein of the old Master of Orion series. I got many hours of fun from this, and I hear there is a decent multiplayer scene although I haven't tried it. Comparing it to MOO makes me sad though, because galciv lacks the tactical combat of the former, something I've never been able to stop feeling disappointed about.

    I only read the first few pages of the thread but I didn't see anyone suggest:

    Battle for Wesnoth
    It's free, made by fans of the genre for your enjoyment! It features hex based 1upt combat, and is in a good state with nice (although somewhat dated) looking graphics. I think this is the most impressive and complete fan-created open source game in existence, and you have nothing to lose by trying it! 10 hrs of fun at least, depending on one's taste.
     
  18. Saint Rising

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    Europa Universalis 3 is amazing, but it takes awhile to get into, and even longer to get over the fact that the AI cheats horribly.
     
  19. m4gill4

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    I never noticed myself, although I don't doubt you. Whether that is testament to the game's immersion or my gullibility is debatable :lol:
     
  20. Ayt

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    How does the AI cheat in EU3?
     

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