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I remember whn I first played Civ I. It was in my Uncle's loft while they were oving into their new place in Berkley. I played as the Egyptians and got trounced by the Greeks - the damnable pink pieces.
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Civ IV added a system for religion to it's already expansive game.

From the atricle linked:

"The game's new religion system adds seven new creeds to the game, each of which is tied to a specific technology and each of which can influence your cities' culture-producing temple structures and missionaries. However, aside from the facts that some religions become available earlier in the game than others (since they're tied to earlier technologies) and that different religions lead to a different unique building (more on that later), all religions are pretty similar. Your overriding goal, should you choose to pursue a religious path, is to have all your cities--and your rival nations' cities--subscribe to the same faith: yours."

Plus they enhanced the cultural victory scenario, including the addition of culture-generating units like artists.
I may explode from want.

-BUT!-
Is the multiplay up to snuff?

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That... sounds fun to me....
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, Sid Meier makes sexy games. Remember how much we played Alpha Centauri and how much I played Civ3?

Too bad you weren't around for the days iof Civ 1 and 2. The game got a little unbalanced on the easier levels. I liked rolling tanks over phallanxes.

You should go buy this for us. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol. When I get my next paycheck that's NOT going to paying off loans and bills, dear. I actually will... it's just going to be a while.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you are making oodles and oodles of monies now!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Still not as much as you, honky.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Call me honky!
You're so not getting any of the sweets I was gonna get for the movie...
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I make cute face at you.

Mrow!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
UNFAIR! Too cute!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mrow! *grin*
From: graye Date: October 27th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
THe multiplay is supposedly good. They have cooperative TEAM PLAY now. They also have up to 12-man online play, too.


Really, it can get no better.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Team play makes me feel dirty, in all the good ways.
It would rock to be able to play cooperatively with lady_fox on our compyuters. :)


I'm jonesin' hard now, man.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 27th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Agreed.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: October 27th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since I have time and money, I will be purchasing this.

I am a Civ virgin, but as a vet of similar games and having watched Mr Maroo, Mr Group and (I believe) Mr Incognito play it, I think the learning curve won't be that steep.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 27th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck. I got in at the ground floor and I still find new things when I play the third iteration. It's crazy fun. Just wait until you play on the gigantic map with extended turns and max number of opposing civilizations. I once had one game going for two months, and this was when I was playing for at least 3 hours a day, usually more. So amazing.

You may wish to consider Apha Centauri if you like this game. It's in space! It made the whole disparate civilzations better than Civ's previous incarnations, allowing for varied gameplay/outcomes depending on who you played. Plus, there was a nifty story that changed the ending depending on how you played.
control_group From: control_group Date: October 27th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort*

Automation of workers? Civics? Religions?

I wouldn't worry about your learning curve; people who've played it already are probably going to be worse off.

I don't know what I'll spend my time doing, if I don't have to manage my workers.
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abmann From: abmann Date: October 28th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
What are you, some sort of anti-semite?
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