Civ 3 vs Civ 4

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Which has better Gameplay?

Civ 3 is better
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Civ 4 is better
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They are roughly equal
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Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#1 Post by eleazar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:47 pm

Suppose i was going to buy one of these, naturally as research into game mechanics which can be adapted or avoided in FO.
Which do you think has better gameplay? I'm not concerned with the best graphics... obviously Civ 4 wins in that category.

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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#2 Post by Amenhotep » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:39 pm

In my opinion Civ4 brings the best things with it.
A better diplomacy, specially in KI behaviour. The gameplay itself goes a bit...swifter
if you can say this....it feels like the KI is not cheating all the time to make and win wars against you.
Its pretty hard but fair, the gameflow is nice an "civlike" so in that point they are totally equal.
The building of an empire is all the same, since part 1. But Civ 4 brings you religions, which can be
additional diplomatic possibilities, in the expansion also "concerns" nearly the same like religions.
ans senates, a UN to vote vor some global things, such like "all civs have to have a freedom of religion"
or "stop war against XYZ..." such things...

So Civ 4 brings more features, looks better and the idea is the same...so its better^^

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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#3 Post by KingCook » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:15 am

I like the simplicity of civ 2 ^^

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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#4 Post by Flatline » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:08 pm

Civ4 is better.
I prefer Civ3 just for a few things, like no infinite-radius nuclear missiles (so the possibility of "cold war" with lots of nuclear submarines just waiting to drop hell on earth :twisted:) and much more units (I know some of them were useless, but again... ;))

Civ4 wins.
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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#5 Post by eleazar » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:46 pm

I did just buy Civ4.

It seems brilliant, after having it a day. There's a lot i don't understand, but it seems that micromanagement is severely reduced. The new trade/resource model for instance, seems much more interesting, less trouble and easier to understand.

I may be busy with research for a while, and not post so much here.

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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#6 Post by MareviQ » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:39 pm

eleazar wrote: I may be busy with research for a while, and not post so much here.
I know what you mean :mrgreen: you did find yourself a good research subject there. Though for absolute pinnacle, try finding a friend with another copy and play over lan... that's a whole day of serious researching gone without you noticing it :) (spoken from personal experience)
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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#7 Post by Flatline » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:19 pm

Playing with a friend over hamachi. Really good research project I must say :mrgreen:
Earth with 18 civilizations and Roman Empire rules :D
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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#8 Post by Tortanick » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:08 pm

Try the fall from heaven 2 mod, great mod with good gameplay, very different fractions and a dark world, not quite warhammer 40k dark but still a really nasty place to live. Pretty brilliant example of how you can have a story in a 4x game using only civopedia articles.

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Re: Civ 3 vs Civ 4

#9 Post by Mad » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:44 am

I have chooese Civ V because it is the only Civ that I have played for Hours (maybe Civ I but this game I haved played for month :mrgreen: )

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