Bront said:Civ 1 was cool. Civ 2 was ok, and Civ 3 became unfun because it became too complex. Sometimes, simple ideas can be the most fun.
I still want a new or remake of Railroad Tycoon.
Ummm... There's been a one or two of those remakes. Perhaps you should try Railroad Tycoon *Three*? Great game. I highly enjoy it.
Civ 4 has been focusing on simplifying the annoying parts of the Civ series significantly. You will have fewer units (maybe half as much), fewer workers (an order of magnitude less), and fewer cities (slightly) in Civ 4 as opposed to 3. Attack/Defense has been combined into Strength. Corruption has been removed. Worker automation is supposedly much better. All build choices come with recommendations. Combat success probabilities can be displayed before attacking (if you like).
That said, unit promotions, religion, and civics are incredibly cool additions... I can't wait until the 25th (it's gone GOLD you know!).