The continuing bastardization of series

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Well, this is a few days old but I've been busy and there are still no topics on it.

    Alas, it seems Civilization will be joining us in the realm of consolitis. A new Civliization Revolution was announced for all consoles and handhelds.

    Quotes on it:

    Unfortunately, I can't find the other quote but I remember reading somewhere that games would be expected to last an hour. How they would finish the game in an hour is beyond me, as Civ 4 would take me and my friends about 20 hours to go from start to finish in a standard game.

    Anyways, here's a copy of the press release.

    Anyone have fond Civilization memories that they expect to be yoinked away?
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I still live in a world where it didn't go beyond III.
  3. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 18, 2004
  4. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    :eek: O sweet jesus...
  5. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    Sep 17, 2006
    I never knew she had such huge jugs. I wonder if that's historically correct? Hm hm hm.

    Actually, the visual style of the leaders, and the non-serious "dialogue" in CivIV is something that I really dislike in that game. It's fine to have that kinda cartoonish look to a game like Pirates!, but not a fan of it in Civ.

    Anyways, disappointing news. These games can make great games, and it's a shame to see something like this announced instead of something genuinely interesting.

    Good thing that they managed to get the golden words of gaming in there as well. Immersive, next-gen and epic. Surely it can't fail now?
  6. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I think the word "revolution" refers to the fact that fans of the series will want to put whoever handles the franchise against the wall and demand a "previous gen" version instead. :revolution:
  7. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    What the heck are you guys bitching about?? It's got boobies and dwarves for Chrissakes.
  8. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    Next on the agenda: remaking all those old Infocom adventures as Street Fighter style fighting games.
  9. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    You forgot something.

  10. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
    Yes, children, even Civilization...

    Nothing... is sacred.
  11. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 22, 2006
    Yeah, if it's any constellation, they got that one, too. Something about Sacred 2: Fallen Angel or something on Teamxbox. Just figured I'd let ya know... :whistle:
  12. Galdred

    Galdred First time out of the vault

    Jan 12, 2007
    At least, it is a port, while WH40K:Squad command will be a turn based Warhammer 40K game for PSP and DS only... Just great. PC owner should be content with the old Chaos Gate that does not run under XP.

    let just limit non indie PC games to 5 different genres (FPS RTS action RPG, MMORPG and... well... make it 4...).

    If things keep going in this direction, we'll have Civ 6 being XBox 129600 and PS4 only.

    The other day, I was wondering wether things would have been as bad with Atari and Amiga still around, as their game markets didn't put as much emphasis on sheer power(thus would have much lower development cost) than PC games.
  13. Xombie

    Xombie First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2007
    Me: Hey, as long as this impending turd's existence doesn't negate the existence of CivIII i'll be just fine.

    The Universe: O RLY?....... *negates CivIII*

    Me: And now i jinxed it.