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Civ III vs IV

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Lacrymas, Feb 13, 2019 at 1:47 AM.

  1. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Given GOG's current sale and my long-term desire to get into the Civs, I pose a question - which is better and why? Is Civ even good at all? Discuss.
     
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  2. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    IV has god tier mods.

    Wouldn't play either vanilla, might as well just boot up Alpha Centauri
     
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  3. We kangz Novice Possibly Retarded

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    CIV 4 is better in every way gameplay,AI,UI,soundtrack,UI,pacing,UI,mods,UI...There only two things i remember that CIV 3 has over CIV 4 that is better: art style and leaders looks change for each era.

     
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  4. Trashos Magister

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    Civ4 is a masterpiece of a strategy game, and I don't think it will be topped soon. Even better with the BTS expansion.
     
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  5. Starwars Arcane

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    I think some of the BTS additions are pretty bad actually but even so, you can't really go wrong with Civ IV. It's a fantastic game.

    III sucks.
     
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  6. hoothoot Literate

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    IIIs alright but IV has way more depth.
     
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  7. oscar Tacticular Staff

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    Civ IV + expansions is perfection and even unmodded is a very solid, well-balanced yet fun experience. I'd get a couple of games under your belt before touching the mods (some of them do some crazy stuff with the engine).

    III is a bit meh
     
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  8. Circuit the Short Educated

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    Civ 4 + Dune Wars is the best civ experience.
     
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  9. MadMaxHellfire Magister

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    vanilla, 1.0, i remember civ4 having serious issues and lack of content. with patches, mods and all the nine yards, civ4 hands down.
     
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  10. and 8 others Educated

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    As so many others have already written, Civ 4 + BTS is near perfection. I must have spent 100s of hrs playing it, and I still come back to it every few years.
     
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  11. MadMaxHellfire Magister

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    it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay far from perfection, but it's the best we have available. that'll do.
     
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  12. Destroid Arcane

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    Civ3 really pissed me off after playing Alpha Centauri. Civ4 is better.
     
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  13. hoothoot Literate

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    Anyone can recommend some mods for Civ4?
     
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  14. catfood AGAIN

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    It's moments like these that make me wish Skyway was still posting.

    Anyway as always SMAC > any Civ game.
     
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  15. Monkeyfinger Augur

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    I couldn't play more than 10 hours of civ 3. It's been decades so I forget why but I fucking hated it, it wasn't mere disappointment.
     
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  16. We kangz Novice Possibly Retarded

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    Anyway CIV 5 is better than both ! there no reason to play CIV 2,CIV 3,CIV 4 or Alpha Centauri they are all outdated by CIV 5.
     
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  17. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Civ 4 will remain, for all its flaws, the last good civ on this planet.
     
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  18. Lacrymas Arcane

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    So, what this thread tells me is just to play Alpha Centauri instead? Sounds good.
     
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  19. We kangz Novice Possibly Retarded

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    NO ! alpha centauri is not worthy,play CIV 5 instead !
     
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  20. BING XI LAO Learned

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    I am going to have to make a thread posting screenshots from a variety of civ4 mods and discussing some of the unique stuff they do. TREMENDOUS stuff
     
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  21. We kangz Novice Possibly Retarded

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    Why not CIV 5 ?
     
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  22. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    Best mods are: Realism Invictus, Dune Wars, K-Mod, Rise from the Ashes (fall from heaven modmod)
     
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  23. SniperHF Prophet

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    The only thing I really don't like about IV is espionage's excesses. On top of that disabling espionage is kind of dumb in how it works as well because it converts the buildings into culture which somewhat Borks the culture system.
    Thankfully there's the "End of Espionage" mod which removes all that crap.
     
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