Site Columns By Caillan
June 2, 2001 - 12:33 PM

Hello World!

I'm deliriously happy that Sid Meier is creating a third installment in his masterful game series, 'Civilization.'

Being an avid history lover, I've always relished the chance to create my own civilization from the ground up, and build an empire 'To Stand The Test Of Time.'

I first played the original 'Civilization' back in 1991, and despite its simplistic graphics compared to more modern games, it's still a classic. Indeed, I'm perhaps more fond of some of its features than Civ II - I was always a big 'palace' fan, and I definitely liked the diplomacy screen better in the original.

Now, Firaxis Games is working on Civ III, which will hopefully be ever better. The official site has posted some rather nice screenshots from the forthcoming game. Interesting news includes the fact that there will be civilization borders in the game, as well as a strong cultural factor. However, there are set to be only 16 civilizations in the game, down from Civ II's 24.

Alas, there's no release date at the moment, but whenever it comes out, I'll be first in the queue!

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