Why do I like this game?

#1 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -

First off, I have never played an RTS game seriously before. A couple friends got into it, so I decided to give it a shot. Now I love this game. Is it because this game itself is amazing, or is it because its a good RTS game? If I had played a good RTS before, would I have felt the same playing this one? I'm sure if I had never played a FPS before and played Halo I would be amazed.

#2 Posted by Artie (693 posts) -

This isn't a true RTS game.

Most RTS games require resource management (there isn't any in CIv Rev). Also RTS have real time combat, as in you have to select and tell guys where to move on the fly, there's no "turns." So maybe you like the game because it's really "easy" (no offense) and you have a lot of time to think about what to do, or explore what you COULD do, before doing it.

#3 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

RTS means "Real Time Strategy". Nothing in Civ is real time.

If you like it, get Civ 4. Revolution is the poor man's Civ.

#4 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -

Ahh, Civ Rev isn't the poor man's Civ!!! It's an awesome game, and it costs more than the outdated PC ones.

Anyways, seriously, if anyone has this on the PS3, send me an invite, and I'll play.

#5 Posted by Immunity (70 posts) -

I had a lot more fun playing Civ Rev than I did playing Civ 4. It really is a great game so there's no reason why you shouldn't like it.

#6 Posted by poopoohgoboom (1 posts) -

RTS = Real Time Strategy (Red Alert, Starcraft, Warcraft, Age of Empires)
Civ Rev = Turn Based Strategy

I've only played Civ 2 and never really got into it after that. But playing the demo has changed my mind. I'm getting it tomorrow so I can challenge my friend in it.

#7 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -
whackmypinata said:
"First off, I have never played an RTS game seriously before. A couple friends got into it, so I decided to give it a shot. Now I love this game. Is it because this game itself is amazing, or is it because its a good RTS game? If I had played a good RTS before, would I have felt the same playing this one? I'm sure if I had never played a FPS before and played Halo I would be amazed.
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I think you should give some RTS's on the PC a shot and see how you like them.  Note that Civ4 is actually a TBS, as others have said, but some of the mechanics would be the same.  If you decide to look for some RTS's, I recommend Age of Empires 2, Age of Mythology, or Dawn of War.
#8 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -
poopoohgoboom said:
"RTS = Real Time Strategy (Red Alert, Starcraft, Warcraft, Age of Empires)
Civ Rev = Turn Based Strategy

I've only played Civ 2 and never really got into it after that. But playing the demo has changed my mind. I'm getting it tomorrow so I can challenge my friend in it."
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By the way, I still play this game on a daily basis. This game is ultra addictive. They're also releasing downloadable content on October 30 (they have some add-ons right now) and a patch wil be released within a week which will fix numerous bugs and exploits. 

And by the way, I've started playing the PC version a few moths ago, and I still don't find them as good as Revolution. Revolution may be a bit simplified but it's also much more multiplayer friendly.
#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Welcome to the world of Sid Meier, dude. He's quite an awesome guy. I'd strongly recommend Sid Meier's Pirates. You can download it as an Xbox Original on the 360. Anyway, I actually just rented this game and have just gotten done beating it for the second time (yeah, on the easiest difficulty, but now that I know how it works I'm gonna bump up the difficulty level). Oh, okay, I guess this thread is two months old. Super!

#10 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -

I don't really think that it's that much of an issue when it's a game-specific thread.  I mean, people searching for the game will stumble across this sooner or later, so they might have similar questions or discussions.

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