FIRST LOOK ON CTP2!
(13 May 2000, 17:37 EST)
IGN also published the first
preview of CTP2
. Some quotes
On new units, wonders and advances
"...A full 20% of the advances
game are new and the team has removed a few of the old ones that didn't
make any sense within the new game's parameters (the space playing
level has been completely removed from the game). A full half of the
wonders are new and include the Empire State Building, which gives
players a trade, gold and diplomacy bonus and the Data Haven, which
gives its builder the equivalent of a free e-bank in every city. The
team has also added Feats of Wonder, a lower scale version of the
standard wonder that give the player a small bonus for a set amount of
time. For example, the first player to sail around the world gets a
water movement bonus for a few rounds."
IGN PREVIEW UPDATE
(27 June 2000, 21:16 EST)
It's been six weeks since the first installment, but today IGN updated their
of Call To Power.
"The game will also include new Wonders of
the World as well as new Feats of
Wonder. These are one time, temporary bonuses that you get for
performing certain actions. For instance, if you're the first person to
circumnavigate the globe, you get a sea movement bonus for a few turns".
(28 June 2000, 12:29 EST)
Two days, two previews equals information overload which, in this
instance, may not be such a bad thing. Yesterday, GameSpot posted their
own preview of Call To Power II.
won't seem as rushed in Call to Power II since the game's timeline is
being shortened by seven centuries (running from 4000 BC to 2300 AD)
while the game moves to a full 500-turn format. The game will also do
away with space cities and units to keep the endgame more focused on
dense land and sea development".
IGN DESIGNER DIARY, ENTRY #1
(31 August 2000, 1:31 EST)
GAME INFORMATION INDEX
In a similar fashion to our own CTPII
feature [see below], IGN PC released the first installment
of their new
Designer Diary on CTPII
. The guest writers who brought the
information to IGN are Activision's Parker Davis, Senior Producer and
Doug Pearson, Line Producer. Some of the information is a reiteration
of what had already been released to the gaming populace, but at the
same time other portions of it are first-account reports
In closing, Activision releases information on a new advance (GENE
THERAPY), a new unit (MORAY STRIKER) and, perhaps most significantly,
data on the new wonder APPIAN WAY:
"The Appian Way is the most
trade route in the host nation. It links important cities and shipping
centers with the capitol of the host empire, making trade and travel
safer and easier. Trade profits are increased, and cities on the
fringes of the empire no longer experience unhappiness".