QUOTE(1UP @ Jul 10 2008, 09:34 AM) [snapback]1453877[/snapback]
Can you explain the game in an easy to read paragraph/s? I never really understood the game, I know allot of people seem to like it, but I know nothing about it. I would read something on gamespot or something but its usually pages and pages, i just want a summary.
Please don't hate me... I'm neeeew....
... Kind of.
The general idea of the game:
You choose which civilization you want to be (America, Russia, China, or a host of others), and starting from the dawn of civilization you guide your people to become the dominant civ on the planet. You build cities, establish diplomacy, research technology, build wonders and other buildings, roads, trains, and even space flight. You have to explore the planet because you won't know how wide the world is at the start of the game (and the map can and will change from game to game). Exploration of the world provides access to new resources (like iron, aluminum, sulfur) as well as goods and commodities (food, gems, spices).
You can wage war on other civilizations (hoping that your technology is higher than theirs - you don't want to go into battle with swords if your opponent has tanks), or you can negotiate peace treaties and alliances.
That's the general idea. turn-based instead of rts. highly addictive. It's along the same type of line as Age of Empires. I highly recommend.