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October 20, 2001 9:16 AM   Subscribe

civilization III interview with Sid Meier and Jeff Briggs. the return of turn-based games? :) looks like you'll be able to build the internet, small wonder!
posted by kliuless (21 comments total)

 
How many months of my life will be lost to yet another version of Civilization? I predict many.
posted by ljromanoff at 10:08 AM on October 20, 2001


civII still owns the title of most played at my abode...I'm giddy with anticipation.
posted by Mick at 10:13 AM on October 20, 2001


Build the internet? Bah! I'm going to update my Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind mod for Civ II and recreate the "seven days of fire".
posted by Kikkoman at 10:17 AM on October 20, 2001


I'm STILL battling a ravenous Civ2 addiction. This game is going to kill me. Alas, I look forward to it! ;)
posted by Dark Messiah at 11:03 AM on October 20, 2001


found some juicy gossip for master of magic fans...

Infogrames owns the MoM rights, and some of us here at QS are really hoping to get a crack at developing MoM2, but there's nothing official to be said at this point. My personal opinion is that if Civ3 and MoO3 do well, there's a fair chance of seeing a MoM2, but "if/maybe" is still all it is right now and the opinion's worth what you've paid for it.

maybe by the time spirited away is released in the states :)
posted by kliuless at 11:52 AM on October 20, 2001


Ooh, an MoM2 would really destroy my life — but did you have to add that bit about Spirited Away, kliuless? I'm going to go cry now...
posted by Kikkoman at 11:59 AM on October 20, 2001


this might cheer you up!
posted by kliuless at 12:15 PM on October 20, 2001


MoM2? OH NO!!!!!!!! Between CivIII and a possibility of MoM2, i might as well drop out of college now since i'll just fail out with both of those games out. I say MoM is still the best classic turn-based game (sorry, Civ, but i love creating Torin the Chosen to single-handidly win the game)
posted by jmd82 at 2:51 PM on October 20, 2001


Girlfriend beware. Civ 3's out. I need some "me" time.

Muwhahahaha!!!!
posted by Benway at 2:57 PM on October 20, 2001


I'm excited about CivIII and all, but c'mon Sid, when are we finally going to see the next installment of Colonization?
posted by saladin at 3:46 PM on October 20, 2001


Civ II and CM 97/98 have been the two great time drainers of my life.. Damn their wonderously addictive hides..
posted by Mossy at 4:07 PM on October 20, 2001


OMG Mossy. I've got Civ III and CM 01/02 coming on back order, both to arrive by the end of the month. Think I'll be doing much else come November?
posted by marknau at 4:37 PM on October 20, 2001


Civ and Civ II both benefited greatly when refitted for us Mac folks. Still, I wish I didn't have to wait . . .
posted by aladfar at 5:59 PM on October 20, 2001


They should use the tagline: "More addictive than Metafilter!"
posted by Potsy at 6:12 PM on October 20, 2001


CivII is for me, also, the game that has sucked the most time out of my life. Near perfect. And to think it's gotten better? I hope they'll allow colonies in the new version, that would be cool.
posted by Kevs at 10:48 PM on October 20, 2001


It doesn't have a 3D engine and the version I saw at E3 looked terrible. While one cannot underestimate the intricate rules that Sid Meier will cook up with this latest version, I'm still looking towards "Battle Realms" and "Age of Mythologies" as more surefire RTS titles.
posted by ed at 12:04 AM on October 21, 2001


I suppose someone ought to mention the Freeciv project since it's free.

ed, Civ has never (to my knowledge) been an RTS title. Nor does it necessarily need to have a 3d interface. Certainly, 3d has its place, but when a game design doesn't really require it, why add it?

Thanks for that trance link, kliuless — brings back memories of skipping class for one...more...turn...
posted by Kikkoman at 12:27 AM on October 21, 2001


Civilization III is definitely my next software purchase, but MOM II doesn't matter that much to me... However, Master of Orion III comes out early next year!
posted by insomnia_lj at 6:36 AM on October 21, 2001


It doesn't have a 3D engine and the version I saw at E3 looked terrible....
BLASPHEMY! who needs a 3d engine? The interface isn't beautiful, but its clean and has good interaction design from everything I've seen.

While one cannot underestimate the intricate rules that Sid Meier will cook up with this latest version,...
BLASPHEMY AGAIN! Sid Meier's games kick ass not because they are "intricate" but because they are genius simplicity.

I'm still looking towards "Battle Realms" and "Age of Mythologies" as more surefire RTS titles.
THE LAST STRAW! An RTS? Blah, I spit on your Real Time "Strategy" genera. This is TBS, and its not about clicking like a mad man.

(ps. I'm mostly kidding, its fun to be a video game zealot sometimes. I do stand by my points tho, sid meier may only be directing this, but he is the guy responsible for Colonization, Pirates, Civilization, etc).
posted by malphigian at 9:59 AM on October 21, 2001


malphigian - very strong agreement. RTS is a cancer destroying a once fun genre - I want to fight the enemy, not the user interface.
posted by adamsc at 10:50 AM on October 21, 2001


warcraft 2, anyone? okay, maybe not as immersive with the strategy as civ 2, but it's not just a "once fun" game... three years after it came out, i almost lost a gf because i spent too much time playing that game. even now, i refuse to install it again because i know i could lose everything if i start playing again...
posted by lotsofno at 12:05 PM on October 21, 2001


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