Civilization Series

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by AtomBomb, May 11, 2013.

  1. AtomBomb

    AtomBomb It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 26, 2012
    Anyone else play these games? I recently started playing the 4th one. It's a turn-based strategy game available for pc and mac.
  2. Languorous_Maiar

    Languorous_Maiar A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 25, 2011
    Nowadays playing diplomacy game using civ4, 1 turn per day, 30 players and a lot of fun. ;)

    Some random screen how it looks:
  3. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I'm a fan of Civilization.

    My favorite is Civ 3, because of the endless versatility of its editor.

    On this computer however, I only got Civ 4, which I have a few little gripes about, but still enjoy enough to play it every now and then. Both small quick maps and humongous, long-lasting maps are entertaining.

    I recently got the enormous "Wolfchanze mod" uninstalled, because it really slowed gameplay down to an almost unbearable rate (old computer) which is kind of a pity, because it added a lot of nifty features, otherwise I would consider it almost essential.

    Me and my brother sometimes hooked up on local LAN to play against the AI, but my brother always insisted on high difficulty "like a real man!" which inevitably ended with us both being creamed by the AI, and no fun was had :D
  4. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

    Jan 12, 2004
    Alpha Centauri is better than all of the Civ games. Sid Meier took the best one (Civilization 2), upgraded the engine, greatly expanded the gameplay, and changed the setting to hard scifi. If you ever read Frank Herbert's Dune and Isaac Asimov's Foundation series you'll feel right at home.
  5. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I often do. I don't understand why it is constantly simplified. Whilst Civ 5 offered a very interesting combat system, diplomacy and cultural expansion seemed very underdeveloped.
  6. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I never had much curiousity for Civ 5. It just didn't look interesting, and some of those "new features" (some introduced in Civ4) look completely uninteresting - such as the triple units. Its 1 settler unit. Why am I looking at 3? Obviously, I went to my settings and made so that 1 unit shows as 1 unit -.-

    Edit, A thing I really like about Civ3's editor is that it is very easy to use, and with some patience you can do a lot of fun things.
    I tend to often change the "Mechanized infantry" into APC units, with a carry capacity of 3 infantry (who do not upgrade).
    I've made maps of Israel vs palestine, North vs South Korea etc, often using my creativity to create effects specific to the maps, for example duplicate the cruise missile unit, make it palestine-specific, rename it Qassam, make it super-cheap, but also rather weak. For flavor :D
  7. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I love the Civilization series. I've played a lot of Civ 5 recently, playing multiplayer games with a friend that go into the wee hours.

    Unfortunately, the AI and the culture concepts are definitely wonky in the newest version.

    The worst is how the AI plays in multiplayer. It seems a lot more passive than in single player, and they also don't have the AI initiate contact with players. Adding to all this, strange decisions like all players moving at the same time in MP causes weird side effects when you and another human player go to war.

    Still, I love the game, but it left a lot of potential on the table.
  8. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Just got back into SMAC after I remembered the GoG version now has Crossfire added to it.
    Playing Peacekeepers because blue helmets in space is an awesome concept and the only two factions who really don't like them are the Spartans and Believers and no one likes them either.
    I only like a few enemy factions at a time. :P
  9. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    I've played CIV since Civ II and enjoyed Civ V a bit... sadly the Paradox games have ruined Civ for me for the most part.

    EU / CK > Civ
  10. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    You and I are of the same mind on this. EU is like Civ for adults. 8-)

    I do like SMAC, though.