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Old 09-08-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Hi!

It's not that I couldn't play the old one..
Does this version bring any considerable new stuff that would make this worth buying? Im seeing this game in discount in several places, so I was thinking of picking it up.

Opinions?

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Old 12-08-2007, 01:48 AM   #2
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The entire campaign and general graphic style is different. And obviously the game has moved to 3d. Despite this (:P), the graphics, not the best around, are still functional.

The economy functions the same as in Settlers 2, although the numbers have been tweaked (A Settlers 2 player will quickly notice). Also I got the feeling most maps have been set up radically different; at least my playstyle has changed a bit.

In the end, 10th Anniversary is a good choice if you want something new to go with the old Settlers 2 gameplay. There's nothing more, nothing's been added.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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Doubler did a rather good description there in my opinion.

However, one big new thing is the online/LAN multiplayer.

I, as a good fan of Settlers II, enjoy the 10thA.

What I miss is the music, which in 10thA is slightly boring, and actually the graphics, which is slightly too cartoony in my opinion.

The thing I like is the few but very convenient changes in "gameplay", i.e. "selling" buildings, specific emptying of military houses, improved massage system[EDIT: message ], improved boats... etc.

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Heh, I actually play the game with the old music in the background. There's plenty of places where you can download the Settlers 2 midi score

But yeah, I guess it's a nice touch they fixed the ship bug :P
I sometimes feel the function to empty military buildings might just be a tad too powerfull though.

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Wow, I have to try that one out
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Old 13-08-2007, 08:19 AM   #5
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Doubler @ Aug 12 2007, 12:48 AM) [snapback]304280[/snapback]</div>
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The economy functions the same as in Settlers 2, although the numbers have been tweaked (A Settlers 2 player will quickly notice). Also I got the feeling most maps have been set up radically different; at least my playstyle has changed a bit.

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Interesting. Can you specify a bit how you feel it different?

Thanks for the answers. I'll have to think about it a while thought.. In the end, why should I not play the old one? But in the end, why shouldn't I play a fresh new version?
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Old 13-08-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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Originals are almost always better...

I am myself pretty turned off by the mention of "3D" graphics in the description.
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Old 13-08-2007, 02:46 PM   #7
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Interesting. Can you specify a bit how you feel it different?[/b]
I haven't gone by all the building costs or anything, if that's what you mean :P
It's just that at times you notice that your expectations about some recources are sometimes a bit off, or that some economic balance achieved in Settlers 2 doesn't apply to 10th Anniversary.

Why shouldn't you play Settlers 2? I see no reason not too. But if you want a different experience with the same gameplay, then 10th Anniversary is a choice you can make. It's as simple as that.

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This is original, just different :P
Saying Settlers 2 is better then 10th is, imho, nostalgic nonsense. They're the same in almost everything that's made Settlers 2 a good game, gameplay wise. The only thing that's substantially different is in the way it is presented to you. The style which it has. I can imagine a preference for one or the other, but to say that one is better?
Just so you know the 3D isn't even unwieldy. You can zoom in, look around, whatever. You don't have to. Zoom out, and the view is pretty much the same as in Settlers 2. That's the way I usually play.
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It's not abandonware etc but Gamespot has an open beta of settlers 6 at present which if you can stand the 10+ hour download of 1GB works pretty well and is quite a nice game if a little drawn out.

You only get the tutorial level for single player but you can play the multiplayer LAN and online games fully.

I will have to d/l settlers 1 this weekend for a comparrison .

Settlers 6 open Beta -

http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesett...=result;title;0
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Old 13-08-2007, 09:50 PM   #9
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Nah, the settlers series kinda went sour at installment no. 3, in my opion at least...

S3 was the one which lost the roads, and hence lost the 'settlerism'.

But of course with the 10thA as the one exception.

In my opinion, the ultimate Settlers: Graphics and Music (the real music from the CD, that is) from SII, Gameplay/Improved elements from 10thA (excluding the stone-scarcity). Story from SII (10thA's is rotten), multiplayer from 10thA.
And that's about it.

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Nah, the settlers series kinda went sour at installment no. 3, in my opion at least...[/b]
The new Settlers is actually the first one to really interest me after Settlers 2. I hated that roads (etc.) were lost too, and the 'new' Settlers offered me little in return.

Rise of an Empire, however, seems like a completely different take on achieving similar goals. A Settlers-like, a spinn-off, rather then Settlers 6. It's not numbered, just so you know

Edit: Ok, put it differently - The official title does not contain a number :P
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