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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2008, 06:08:20 PM »
Not sure... there is not one listed at IGN.  You can get it for your DS though.
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 06:13:05 PM »
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Civilization revolution has been designed specifically for consoles and handhelds. They have publicly stated that there will be no Mac or PC versions. However, they also said that there will be future versions of Civilization (but not Revolution) for Mac and PC.

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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 06:13:20 PM »
But I want one in Mac OSX.

Although I can run shitty gaydows on this beautiful machine as well - but do I truly want to sully it?
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 06:14:03 PM »
It's not available for PC's either.  You can get CIV IV...which is probably about the same.

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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 06:18:47 PM »
I would say that this game is not worth the hassle of installing some sort of PC emulator on your Mac just to play it.  There are tons of similar titles that are bound to be better and less of a pain in the ass (look for Age of Empires maybe).
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 06:25:02 PM »
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2014, 09:31:06 AM »
Retro-thread!

I'm not a big Civ man. My post from 08 stands true. However...


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Civilization is going to space. The next game in Sid Meier's iconic turn-based strategy series will take place on an alien planet, where you'll explore, colonize, and fight other factions as you attempt to navigate uncharted sci-fi territory.P

Sound familiar? Civilization: Beyond Earth, as it's called, seems very much like a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri, the wonderful sci-fi Civ spinoff released back in 1999. Beyond Earth will be out this fall for PC, Mac, and Linux, which should excite more than a few Civ fans. Strategy game addicts have been waiting almost 15 years for another sci-fi 4X game, and the next big thing from Firaxis is just that.12345P

The Alpha Centauri comparisons can't be avoided. But the folks at Firaxis—most recently responsible for XCOM, a much different kind of sci-fi game—say they want Beyond Earth to feel different than that 90s classic.6P

"This is going our own direction," Beyond Earth designer Anton Strenger said in a phone interview earlier this week. "But that's not to say that we have not, you know, drawn some inspiration from Alpha Centauri. When I was in sixth grade I played Alpha Centauri. That was my first 4X game, and I remember learning it over my friend's shoulder and not knowing exactly what was going on but loving every minute of it."P

In Alpha Centauri, you'd pick one of seven factions and colonize an alien planet, fighting off nasty mindworms and workshopping new units as you negotiated and battled with your fellow human settlers, like the zealous Believers and the draconic Hive. It mixed the brain candy of a Civilization game with some solid sci-fi fiction, and the results were engrossing and addictive. Fans spent years craving and demanding a successor, but that could never really happen—Alpha Centauri is owned by the publisher Electronic Arts, while Firaxis is now owned by one of their competitors, 2K Games.P

(Full disclosure: I have spent many, many hours playing Alpha Centauri. Too many. I'm glad there's no way to track that.)P


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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2014, 11:26:56 AM »
Yes, I watched the trailer for this one. It looks sexy. Civilization meets Dune!
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2014, 07:29:37 PM »
Marbozir's Let's Play videos. Next steam satle -- this is mine!


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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2014, 10:22:40 AM »
Lukewarm early reviews:


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Finished my first full game of CivBE

Things I've noticed

tile improvements are super important (arguably moreso than civ v)
do NOT attack the wildlife / barbarians (they are functionally different from civ 5 and aren't super aggressive to start with - if they attack you, just walk it off)
Spying got a MASSIVE overhaul. it's now much much closer to what I wanted in Civ5.
Tech web is needlessly obtuse.
Endings are needlessly obtuse.
Quests are neat and bring a lot of flavour to the game.
There's really not a lot of unit diversity.

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Quick review from first couple hours.

It is a sci-fi reboot of Civ5. It doesn't have the heart of Alpha Centauri. They mixed the bag up a bit and some of the things like quests work pretty awesome but some of them kinda suck. Picking a +1 modifier for every building you build is lame. The tech tree is kind of a mess.

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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2015, 08:52:20 AM »
Free weekend for Beyond Earth on Steam.

My initial reaction is shocked... This is just Civ 5 with aliens and a less-friendly UI. Glad I didn't spend any money on it! Very disappointed.

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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2015, 08:55:15 AM »
Civ 3 was the pinnacle.
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