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Sid Meier's

, posted: 20-Nov-2006 07:34

On last Friday, both Sid Meier's games finally released. I was very excited about it and actually enjoy the well-known classic games been brought alive again, and continue its famous and popular titles to today. First of the two games is Civilisation Chronicle, which consists of Civilisation, Civilisation II including Fantastic Worlds, Conflicts in Civilisation and Test of Time, Civilisation III Complete which includes Play the World, and Conquests, Civilisation IV, a book The Chronicles of Civilisation, Civilisation the card game and a video DVD [plus bonus materials]. The Civilisation Chronicle is only $99, which is about the same price as you would pay (without discount) for a Civilisation IV tin-case edition. So do you maths and you'll see that Civilisation Chronicle is a better value product. However, for this impatience guy, I got Civilisation IV 3 weeks ago and didn't know about the boxset edition is coming. Oh well, at least I now have both tin-case edition and chronicle edition. I have played Civilisation since the very first, and Civilisation (as any long-time gamers would know) is one of the oldest running, success, and widely popular game that has been ported in many forms! There's Civilisation-kin on Linux, on Amiga, Palm and PocketPC. Funny that it is not on Smartphone or on consoles? The second Sid Meier's game title that I got was Railroads! It is a remake of the original Railroad Tycoon which debut more than 10 years ago. This time round, the game play has been streamlined a lot easier and fantastic graphics and easy to get into the game. A lot of things has changed, no longer the pc speaker beep-ing tune, or CGA/EGA quality screen, and new features to build or play. The graphic is very scalable, it fits into your widescreen or big screen monitor easily, with AA option and soft shadow and more! The graphics can get quite intense, so if you got a real powerful graphics card and system, turn up the display settings and see it in great rendering! The audio has been beefed up a lot too. So... What new features included? Well now you can buy or build industry to increase your income for every goods delivered to the town/city. You can bid in the auctions for industry, patents and technology. The control is a lot simpler and intuitive. Now, if you're a long-time Sid Meier's fan! You shouldn't stop being one, and get out there and treat yourself to the remake of the all-time classic games! You can get Sid Meier's Railroads demo from the official website. Or check out the Sid Meier's Civilisation Chronicles and Civilisation IV.





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Author's note by chiefie, on 20-Nov-2006 08:00

P/S: Last night in the Geekzone IRC, from a discussion that lead to a statement from one of the IRC chatter that got me a bit furious. With no need to get into the related discussion - and for your information. Sid Meier's games are classic and been through longetivity testing and years after years, Sid Meier's games are still very widely popular and played. IF only the game developers are still staying true in making great games with great game play. Not all games has to be FPS or just about graphics... gameplay is very very important! Shame LucasArt's lost that shine, and I wish they could remake Star Wars X-Wing/TIE-fighter series, or Indiana Jones in graphic adventure instead of Lara-Croft-style, or even Days of the Tentacle and Sam and Max! Another game publisher that has lost its classic shine, is the Maxis. It seems like all Maxis cares about these days is the SIM-titles... What happened to SimCity series? Where is the new SimTower? And WHEN CAN WE SEE SPORE IN STORE?!!!


Comment by JAMMAN2110, on 20-Nov-2006 08:53

Oooh SimTower


Comment by Gary, on 20-Nov-2006 21:22

The best game from Sid Meier was without a doubt Gettysburg, and then there was colonization. Hey Kelvin are you the Kelvin Yong from Burnside? Cos this is the Gary from Burnside. Remember flight sim 4? If you are not that Kelvin then I apologise. And I agree with what you said about lucasart nonetheless


Author's note by chiefie, on 20-Nov-2006 21:39

Hey hey matey! Great to hear from you... thought I never hear from you anymore! I guess you're in Auckland now or back in Christchurch?


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