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How about Spearman beats Tank?
Also, on that "50 year:1 turn" time scale, it can take centuries to circumnavigate the globe.
Is there going to be a Mac version? Part of me hopes not so i won't waste my life on this.
Well, isn't this just the year of fives? Generation V Pokemon, Civilization V...
edited 18th Feb '10 1:29:52 PM by Matrix
Ahem. It goes from 50 years per turn to 25 to 10 to 5 to 1.
Yes, it would take a trireme to circumnavigate a continent.
Again, it's all representative, unless you think the Egyptians would build Stonehenge, the Statue of Liberty and Hollywood...
If by “Mac version” you mean “%#@&π‡ through Cider in a steaming fresh pile” then I imagine so.
I'm sure that the game will be perfectly playable on Macs via PC emulation.
This news makes me happy in the pants.
... Oh wow.
edited 18th Feb '10 8:58:49 PM by Bill
Am I the only one who hates hexes?
^It is going to be a bit strange giving up the Big Fat Cross. Not sure how unit movement will be either. Roads at least look decent enough, though the rivers all seem to be straight lines in the screenshots. I'm hoping that they make them a bit more natural looking, at any rate.
Movement will be like every game that ever used hexes. No more diagonal movement and figuring out how many moves that counts for.
One subtle difference noticed: this won't start at the stone age. This will start even earlier than that.
Can you say, "discover fire"?
The only way I could probably be more excited about this game would be if it announced that it went beyond the "space age." (I'm assuming when they say space age, they mean not going much past current tech)
I remember when Civilization III was supposed to link with Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri.
Yeah, SF would get silly fast in a Civilization game.
Making an Alpha Centauri sequel in the Civ V engine, on the other hand? YES.
Yeah, I have wanted an Alpha Centauri sequel / reimagining / update for a long time. One of those that never made sense to me that they didn't. Less so than why a sequel to Starcraft took so long, of course.
I think it's obvious why Starcraft 2 took so long. It's one of those "we could never possibly live up to this so we're terrified to try" things.
~shrugs~ Most game developers are arrogant enough to think they can improve things. Goes with the territory.
Also, I think a little thing called World Of Warcraft interfered. But still.
Well, Blizzard is known for taking ages to release each new installment:
Warcraft II came out in 1995, III came out in 2002 and we're still hoping they'll make IV.
Diablo II came out in 2000, and Diablo III was announced in 2008.
So Yeah, they take their time to release new games.
Relatedly, the first Warcraft game came out in 1994. But things were different back then.
Everything slowed down with World Of Warcraft...
But Warcraft III came before World Of Warcraft.
Other than that, it fits.
I want this game. A lot.
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