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    Most of the info regarding Civilization: Revolution is lost throughout multiple previews and reviews so I'll try to summarize it here. Thanks goes to waab [and DanQ] for help with updating.

    Table of Contents

    Post 1
    General Info
    Civilization Series
    New/Changed Core Game Concepts
    Civs
    Governments
    Barbarians/Goody Huts
    Units
    Buildings
    Wonder & Relics
    Combat/Promotions
    AI
    Espionage
    Technology*

    Post 2

    Reserved

    Post 3

    Reserved

    *All Known Tech Requirements are given here

    General Info

    Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (shortened "CivRev") is a version of the Civilization series made especially for consoles. It will be released in the spring off 2008 on the Xbox360, PS3, and DS and in fall of 2008 on the Wii. There is a game core that doesn't know what platform it is on so the game should the same for each console. The outer core is what is different so only the presentation of the game should be different for each console.

    Civilization Series

    For those of you who haven't had the joy of playing civ before, you begin a civilization game by picking a great civilization from history to lead. You begin in the Stone Age with a settler and one other unit. You use the settler to build your first city. In that city you can make military units to defend, conquer, and explore; buildings to improve your economy; or more settlers to build more cities. Over time you explore and meet new civilizations and research new technologies that end in the Space Age. You have several options to pick for the course of the game such as: diplomatic, economic, or conquest. No matter which you pick, there is probably a victory option for you.

    New/Changed Core Game Concepts

    There is a mention of having to defeat all uncivilized nations in your area before you can progress technologically and culturally. Each civ will have its own special ability. A single game is only expected to last about 3 hours. In addition to goody huts, there will also be even greater items spread out throughout the map. These include the Seven Cities Gold, each one granting large sums of gold for discovering civ, and relics, each one granting a special ability to the civ that found it.

    - There will be a trophy room similar to the Civ2 throne room.
    - Each tile only provide 1 thing (commerce, production, or food).
    - Coast only gets commerce.
    - No Civ3 style corruption or pollution!
    - The way the tech tree works has been changed (see the technology section).
    - Culture and Happiness will be the same.
    - Science is now a raw resource (it is produced from tiles, not from a portion of your gold).

    Civs

    It has been confirmed that there will be 16 civs in CivRev.
    Code:
    
    Civ:		Leader:	
    Egypt 		Cleopatra
    Rome		Caesar	
    Spain 		Isabella
    Greece 		Alexander			
    France 		Napoleon
    India		Gandhi		
    Japan		Tokugawa	
    Arabia		Saladin
    China		Mao
    Germany		Bismarck
    Mongols		Genghis Khan
    Russia		Catharine
    Aztecs		Montezuma	
    Africa		Shaka Zulu	
    America		Lincoln
    There is one leader per civilization.

    Each civilization will have a starting bonus and a special ability for each Era, when entering a new Era the old bonus is still active. Those we know the total bonus from is posted below,; many are from our in-house preview. Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    Code:
    Americans
    Starting:	Starts with a famous person
    Ancient:	2% interest on gold
    Medieval:	-50% cost to rush units
    Industrial:	+1 food from plains
    Modern:		Factories 3x standard production
    
    Chinese
    Starting:	Knowledge of Writing
    Ancient:	New cities have +1 population
    Medieval:	Free Literacy tech
    Industrial:	-50% cost for Libraries
    Modern:		Citizens never less than unhappy
    
    Egypt
    Starting:	Half priced wonders	
    Ancient:	+2 food desert
    Medieval:	Free tech Irrigation
    Industrial:	Rifleman +1 moment
    Modern:		Caravans +50% gold
    
    French
    Starting:	[?] Cathedral	
    Ancient:	Knowledge of Pottery
    Medieval:	-50% cost to roads
    Industrial:	+2 C[?] attack
    Modern:		+1 Rifleman movement
    
    Greece
    Starting:	Free courthouse at capital
    Ancient:	Free Tech Democracy
    Medieval:	Cities produce more great people
    Industrial:	-50% cost for libraries
    Modern:		Sea regions +1 food
    
    Japanese
    Starting:	Knowledge of Ceremonial Burial	
    Ancient:	+1 food from sea regions
    Medieval:	+1 Samurai Knight attack
    Industrial:	Citizens never less than unhappy
    Modern:		Ground units receive Loyalty promotion
    
    India
    Starting:	Don't need the required tech for using resources
    Ancient:	Cities grows faster
    Medieval:	Free tech: Religion
    Industrial:	-50% cost for settlers
    Modern:		-50% cost courthouses
    
    Romans
    Starting:	An Ancient Wonder
    Ancient:	-50% cost to roads
    Medieval:	-50% cost to Wonders
    Industrial:	More Famous People
    Modern:		New cities have +1 population
    
    Russia
    Starting:	Gets a significant portion of the map for free
    Ancient:	Plains +1 food
    Medieval:	Free military upgrade Loyalty
    Industrial:	-50% cost for rifleman
    Modern:		-50% cost for spies
    
    Spanish
    Starting:	Knowledge of Navigation
    Ancient:	+1 naval combat
    Medieval:	+100% exploration cash
    Industrial:	+50% Gold production
    Modern:		+1 production from hills
    
    Zulu
    Starting:	Forces that has a significant more strength than their 
    		opponent always wins combat and receive exp points.
    Ancient:	Warriors +1 moment
    Medieval:	Cities grows faster
    Industrial:	+50% gold produced in cities
    Modern:		-50% cost for rifleman
    Governments
    Code:
    Despotism	No modifier
    Monarchy	Doubles the effect of the palace (culture)
    Communism	+50 in production, shuts down temples and Cathedrals
    Democracy	+50 currency produced, you cant declare war
    Republic	Even Sid doesn't know
    Fundamentalism	+1 in attack, shuts down libraries and Universities.
    Barbarians/Goody Huts

    Both goody huts and Barbarians will be in CivRev. There will be three different Barbarian groups based on climate that will each have different units. All Barbarian leaders have been

    revealed: Gray Wolf (arctic), Brennos (temperate) and Norte Chico (tropical).

    Units
    Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    Known Units
    Legion
    Swordsman
    Phalanx
    Warrior
    Archer
    Catapult
    Horseman
    Knight
    Rifleman
    Trireme
    Galley
    Fighter
    Bomber
    ICBM
    Tank
    Battleship
    Modern Infantry

    - A great leader can combine 3 units into an army(?)
    - Three units of the same type can be combined to form an army with 3 times the power of a standard unit.
    - The promotion of any one unit in an army is shared equally by all units in an army.

    Special Units (civ-specific)
    Code:
    Americans:	Sherman Tank, Flying [?], [?] Fighter
    Chinese:	Crossbow Archer
    Japanese:	Ashigaru Phalanx, Samurai Knight, Val Bomber, Zero Fighter
    Spanish:	Conquistador, Crossbow Archer
    Russians:	Cossack Horseman, T34 Tank
    Other units:
    Settler
    Caravan (granted when you get certain amounts of gold)
    Great Leader (Famous person)
    Spy

    Notes
    Workers will not be units

    Buildings
    Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    Code:
    Known Buildings		Description
    Barracks
    Temples
    Cathedrals		gives at least culture
    Courthouse		citizens can work at more regions
    Wonder & Relics

    Code:
    Known Wonders		Description
    Pyramids 		makes temples 50% more effective
    Oracle at Delphi 	reveals the location of a relic
    Colossus
    Great Wall
    Stonehenge 		first wonder that you can build
    There will be 21 Wonders of the World.

    Code:
    Relics			Description
    Ark of the Covenant 	discoverer gets free temples and cathedrals in all of their own cities
    Knights Templar		one or two units join your forces (relative to your technological development)
    Combat/Promotions
    Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    - There are hints of separate attack and defense values.
    - Promotions can only be achieved by defeating units of equal or greater strength. (May not be true for Zulu)
    - Units get a change in graphics when they get promoted.

    Code:
    Known promotions	Description
    Blitz			can attack twice during a turn
    Engineering		+100% defending cities
    Infiltration		+100% attacking cities
    Guerrilla		+50% attack power in enemy territory
    Loyalty			+50% defending power in their own territory
    March			+1 moment
    Medic			Heals troops faster.
    Scout			[Unknown]
    [Unknown]		[Unknown]
    AI

    - The AI will probably be more interactive than in previous civ versions.
    - Advisors will make a return in CivRev
    - Can "discuss world events" (no specifics known) during diplomacy

    Espionage
    Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    Spies will be included as units.

    Known spy missions:
    Bribe general
    Steel great persons

    Technology

    Little is known about what almost all techs do, but we do know the names of most if not all of them. Can be changed due to early dev. model.

    If you have more prerequisites for a technology, it will be cheaper -- you will not have time to research every tech so some must be left behind.

    First column techs:
    Alphabet
    Bronze Working can build phalanx and barracks. Can harvest fish (+2 food)
    Ceremonial Burial
    Horseback Riding
    Pottery

    Second column techs:
    Iron Working
    Masonry
    Writing

    Third column techs:
    Code of Laws
    Construction
    Irrigation wheat can be irrigated
    Literacy
    Mathematics

    Forth column techs:
    Astronomy
    Currency
    Democracy
    Engineering
    Monarchy
    Religion

    Fifth column techs:
    Banking
    University
    Invention
    Navigation

    Sixth column techs:
    Gunpowder
    Metallurgy
    Printing Press
    Steam Power

    Seventh column techs:
    Combustion
    Electricity
    Industrialization
    Railroad

    Eighth column techs:
    Communism
    Flight
    Mass Production
    Steel
    The Corporation

    Ninth column techs:
    Atomic Theory
    Electronics
    Mass Media
    The Automobile
    Advanced Flight

    Tenth column techs:
    Nuclear Power
    Networking
    Space Flight

    Eleventh column techs:
    Globalization
    Superconductor
    Last edited by DanQ; January 22, 2008, 23:43.
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        http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=171942

        You can plays as one of 16 different civilisations in the game. From Alexander the Great, to Bismarck, to Cleopatra


        So Bismarck for Germany.

        Also:

        Also, when you do something great, other civilisations recognise it and give you exotic gifts. For example, the Venetians send amazing acrobats that are doing amazing acrobatics y our trophy room. There's also dancing girls. I like those a whole lot better than the acrobats (laughs).


        I'm not sure if Venetians is a minor civ... or if Tim said "Phoenicians" and it was written wrongly.

        The Eight Wonders of the World are great artefacts like the pyramids, the Colossus of Rhodes. It's pretty much a race to build these things. The first person to build the pyramids is the only person that can build the pyramids. But any civilisation can build the pyramids, or the Great Wall of China, say. The wonders provide awesome powers that have been totally remixed for Civilization Revolution.


        It seems there are only Eight Wonders and the Colossus is one of them.

        On technologies:

        We also, of course, have the technologies, which is one of the ways that you can guide your Civilization. You have a choice between three technologies. It goes all the way from horseback riding to space flight. And this is where a lot of the replayability and depth of gameplay comes in. Each time you play the game you're not going to be able to research all the technologies, so each time you're going to have to make a hard decision on what to do.


        It seems that technologies work a bit differently in Civ: Rev.
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        • #5
          The Venetians being mentioned and the Phoenicians mentioned elsewhere do puzzle me on whether they are civs. I'll put in a reference to them since I don't think they would be full civs when there are only 16 civs.

          I'm having trouble figuring out how technology works in Civ Rev with Tim's statements and Barry's statements in PolyCast 27. Barry seems to say it is better to reasearch more techs before moving on while Tim says that it is better to leave techs behind.
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          • #6
            They need to be a bit more consistent with usage of the word "artefacts"...

            I'd trust Tim to be the better strategist than Barry, though I haven't played a game with Barry ever so I'm not entirely sure. Doing QA means you have to play the game a lot, though, while Barry has lots of other things on his plate.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Will
              The Venetians being mentioned and the Phoenicians mentioned elsewhere do puzzle me on whether they are civs.
              If the Phoenicians were mentioned elsewhere already (which I missed) I'm willing to bet a hefty sum of money that the 'Venetians' mentioned in the CVG interview are in fact Phoenicians mistranscribed. I've seen this mistake being made a couple of times before for unrelated stuff (e.g. subtitled history documentaries).

              In which case a big thumbs up for Firaxis for finally doing what I've been asking for for years
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              • #8
                I think it was the IGN prerview that mentioned Phoenicians. If the Phoenicians are in, that means that England won't be in (my list so far includes 15 civs and England isn't on it.)

                Edit: I just noticed Japan was on my list twice so there is still room for England.
                Last edited by Will; September 30, 2007, 16:32.
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                • #9
                  Having finally come across the reference to the Phoencians you mentioned (in the first article Imran posted in the previews thread ) I'm pretty convinced now that Prince Hector of Phoenicia is one of the leaders in the game (and by extension the Phoenicians one of the civs). Since both the 'Venetians' and Phoenicans are described as sending acrobats to the throne room, I don't think there can be any doubt that the 'Venetian' thing is a misunderstanding on behalf of CVG. The only question remaining is who's Prince Hector? The only historic figure by that name was Trojan AFAIK. But at least until we see evidence to the contrary I think it's safe to assume for now that Phoenicia is in the game.
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                  • #10
                    Just a little note that might be worth mentioning: this is unofficial so a rumour (if relatively reliable, console games have to be certified which takes months so developers aren't tinkering until the last minute), but Amazon reports (XBox, PS3, DS, Wii) and IGN confirms (XBox, PS3, DS, Wii) that the game will released on April 28 (XBox, PS3, DS) and September 8 (Wii). Of course aside from unofficial this is subject to change, but Firaxis is usually pretty good about sticking to release dates.
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                    • #11
                      I was lookin through the gallary at xbox360.ign.com and found some small info that isn't in the list above.

                      1, Babarian number 2 is Norte Chico seen here


                      2, One of the wonders might be stonehenge looking at this picture
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                      • #12
                        Thanks. Updated.
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                          Originally posted by waab
                          2, One of the wonders might be stonehenge looking at this picture
                          Correct -- one of the Wonders is Stonehenge. In fact, it's the first one that can be built.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DanQ

                            Correct -- one of the Wonders is Stonehenge. In fact, it's the first one that can be built.
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                              Thanks Dan for the bit of info on Stonehenge

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