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Re: Patch 1.2 News

Postby Bandobras Took » Jul 14 2006, 13:38

WretchedGnu wrote:I think it's a good thing to keep CivIV in mind when evaluating the "quality control" of *any* $50 computer game, whether it's a TBS or not.



It's easy to excuse mediocre quality with a shrug and a "that's just the way the industry is nowadays." Not so. I've become so inured to shoddy game production I was shocked to see how polished CivIV was straight out of the box.



In all aspects, but epecially in terms of information, interface and AI, CivIV simply blows away H5. I know programming a good AI is no cakewalk, but sloppy information and interface is just a matter of laziness.



If the Civ developers and publishers can do it, so should everyone else be able to.


I mention Civ IV merely because many people were unable to play it out of the box -- it would crash before getting to the opening screen. :)

But on the whole, that is true. Civ IV is a magnificent example of the kind of thought that should be put in to game design and quality before release.
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Re: Patch 1.2 News

Postby Ethric » Jul 14 2006, 19:35

WretchedGnu wrote:In all aspects, but epecially in terms of information, interface and AI, CivIV simply blows away H5. I know programming a good AI is no cakewalk, but sloppy information and interface is just a matter of laziness.

If the Civ developers and publishers can do it, so should everyone else be able to.


And if the developers of Galactic Civilization II can make a decent non-cheating AI in a fairly complex TBS, then so should everyone else be able to :)

Unfortunately, everyone else don't have to, there are other ways to make a game sell and make a buck than actually making sure it's as good a game as it can be (within reason of course).
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Postby asandir » Jul 20 2006, 11:04

an d work very well


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