I use to play the original hardcore back in the day. RTS's are great. I pop in Rise of Nations now and then. It's fun, but to easy. One thing I love about it is the Armageddon clock. Everytime you nuke someone it ticks down. When it reaches 0, the world dies off and the game ends. Normally I save my nukes for the capital. One thing about Civ is the people uprising and stuff...that was quality. I may have to check out civ3.
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