Yeah, MP seems just like MP in Civ4 but the demo doesn't include co-op mode. It can be very frustrating if you don't know what to expect. You have to work on domination, or at least defend against it, right from the start.
I think co-op and the game of the week is going to be more fun for me than PvP multiplayer games.
Cucuy, there are win conditions. In Civ 4 you could win militarily (defeat all civs), culturally (have 3 cities with 50,000+ culture), diplomatically (be elected to head of the UN), or scientifically (build a ship and fly to Alpha Centauri). How you win is up to you. I know Civ Rev has the same four victory types, but the conditions have changed somewhat. I am sure the game will ship with a fine manual.
How about on multiplayer do the same conditions apply or is it a race to see who exterminates the opoosition first? And since it is not real time do you have to wait for the enemy in MP to make their move before you can do anything? Sorry for the noob questions. I am totally new to Civ games but I was addicted to Starcraft and it's the only perspective I have on Strategy games.
OK, dumb question here--is it possible to have more than one military unit attack a city at the same time? I can have 4 legions stacked up outside Athens which should easily conquer it if they all attacked at the same time but instead I can only attack with one at a time and get wiped out. Also, I can send in two spys to weaken a citie's defenses but in actuality they have no effect at all.
OK, dumb question here--is it possible to have more than one military unit attack a city at the same time?
If you have three units of the same type in a zone, there will be a Form Army option, which merges them in to a single "super unit." This adds up all of their attack and defense values (1/1 units become a 3/3 army, and 1/2 become 3/6), and also merges their combat bonuses (if at least one of those units was a Veteran, it will form a Veteran army).
I'm pretty sure you can't form armies of armies though, and your fourth Legion would be on his own after the merger (until he found two more Legions to join up with).
Great demo, did not expect it to be this much fun. Looking forward to the official game release since I will be getting this.
I always liked the RTS genera but never played any Civ game and never believe RTS games would work well on a console. Seems these developers have convinced me to give a console RTS a try, hope to see more soon, especially StarCraft2 and WH4Kawn of War II (or EA LOTR:BFOM) .
This one of the few forms of games that the PC is still the target and dominant platform.