Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Nov 24, 2020.
Civ III although a lot seem to like CivIV.
CivIII is the last of the classic civs imho.
This has to be a trick question, as the poll doesn't include the best Civ game - Alpha Centauri.
II has Elvis.
Elvis is the King.
The King is the highest authority.
Therefore, Civilization II is the best.
When Civ 4 wins can admins delete all the other Civ forums pls and ty
Is it really even a discussion?
Silence I reject your reality and substitute my own!!!.
A bunch of nostalgic OT farts the lot of you!
In my case I would say it is less nostalgia and more disdain (though that may be too strong a word) for feature creep and the increasing complexity of the games.
I know this presents a challenge to game designers because if a game sequel is going to be just a rehash of what was done before, nobody would buy it.
I guess I feel that newer versions add in so many different features that it’s harder for me to wrap my head around all these new dynamics like religions, corporations, government trees, etc., though I do like some of the new features that give players incentives to develop certain buildings/units based on their respective terrains.
I haven’t played Civ6, so it would be unfair of me to criticize it since I don’t know what’s changed since 5.
I barely played Civ 4 let alone 5+6.
I remember playing Civilization on my Windows 3.1 computer when I was a young child, greatest of memories. I remember getting Civilization II as a birthday present for my Windows 95 computer. I remember eagerly awaiting the release of Civilization III, walked 3 miles to Walmart to get my copy the day it came out after I got my first Windows ME computer. God I'm old.
On that note, its a tough call between II & III
Two defined a generation of games and forever will be a classic however, I believe three to be the better game.
Civ4: BTS has the best balance in gameplay and also happens to be the game I've put in the most number of hours for, ever (civ or not). That's the version with the most satisfying and balanced gameplay and best replayability value, IMO.
I don't play it anymore because I like a lot of the new dynamics in civ 6 (and by extension 5). Plus the graphics are kind of dated now. Plus I did really put an insane amount of hours into it.. Its time has passed.
The never versions have better tile layouts, but suffer from the "wars now suck" syndrome. Also flashier and more interesting tile options.. same with other game options.. but game balance has suffered. The game tries to pigeonhole you into a certain type of gameplay - if you want to win that is.. unless you are playing at a lower difficulty level, in which case the computer is really dumb instead. Not great game balance. Essentially the developers did not bother to spend time making the "AI" intelligent enough to compete with you, and instead give them bonuses and you handicaps. And yes, in the older games that was the case as well, but now the game engine is more complex and it's easier for the "AI" to make stupid decisions. So that really stands out, when you play the game enough. I basically rely on new DLC and new empires to play to keep me interested, whereas Civ4:BTS is a game I could play over and over and over.. and over.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri gets silver for me, because it was just such a revolutionary game at the time.. with great game balance and replayability. I was hoping that Beyond Earth would be like that. But nope. Beyond Earth remains the last game I have ever pre-ordered. Never again. It's not bad but it could have been so much more..
The original Civilization will get bronze here, because it's just such a classic.. with great game balance, and.. it's simple, but a game does not have to be complex to be good. To this day I can remember the first day I saw this game at my friend's place. I knew that I had to have it.. and from that day on, at some point in 1992 (or 93?), I was hooked. The "you've conquered a city" graphic, with the troops marching in front of the city, is something I won't ever forget, and let's not forget the accompanying sounds..
Honourable mention: The original Colonization.. and the remake, as they are essentially the same game. Brilliant game, but they made it a bit too simple. Imagine if it was a more flexible sort of grand scale colonization game, with more victory options, and not just an attempt to recreate European colonization of the Americas or whatever. It could have scored higher on this list, and yes I have to list it.
Civ2... The ease of modability allows virtually anyone to make it anything they want.
I only played 1 and 2
I've played 1-5 and think 4 is best.
At least Civ3 has the most talented modders ^_^
Actually, I think you mean Civ IV.
Civ II will always be the best civ, sorry IV fanbois.
Tbh though I've enjoyed each and every one of them when they came out (aside from I) and VI is pretty good. But II is the only one I re-install every now and then to play again.
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