I would rate Civ4 as being 10s of times more complex then elemental... Literally.
Also the Civ 4 AI is so much better then elemental in almost every way... I doubt many people here can beat a game on Epic Vs max amounts of AI in Civ4.
well you'd be wrong the RPG elements will make this game immensly more complex.
Nope. Adding a few spells and weapons to ONE unit does not make a complex game. Your statement is 100% wrong. I mean you can go through the list of what each game has and the other does not. I mean seriously what are you thinking????
CIV 4 does not have RPG stuff for ONE unit or "tactical battles" with magic. The tactical battles are not tactical, no terrian mods, no difference between spells, no change between maps in battles etc etc. And Unit design. But does the AI actually do anything with unit design???
Elemental does not have: navies, air units, real city management, robust diplomacy, world wonders with bonuses, siege warfare, real terrian differences other then mountain, flat and ocean, corporations, religion, great people such as great generals, corruption, tile improvements like building railroads and mines for example, a space race, units that damage tiles such as nukes or bombers, unique units and buildings for EACH civ unlike 2 flavours in elemental, unit bonuses that have to be picked unlike just having a unit level up.... Etc etc etc