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11-06-2010 @ 2:30PM
I suddenly want to run out and buy Civ5. Wow, that's cool.
11-06-2010 @ 3:56PM
Me too, and I normally don't even like these kinds of games. ^_@
11-06-2010 @ 4:09PM
Heads Up Civ 5 reviews say its terrible and Civ 3 is still the best
11-06-2010 @ 4:25PM
@sungodCiv 5 isn't a worse version of the same game, it's just different. Which of course means some people will say it's much worse or much better, but really a direct comparison is inaccurate. imo, 5 is the best one since 2 (which, incidentally, was much better than 3).
11-06-2010 @ 4:38PM
most of the people I've read saying it's bad are just pissed they can't stack units and have a big steamroller force, in others words they have to think now. I have it and I think it's good as the others.
11-06-2010 @ 5:48PM
I haven't read a single bad review for the game, so I don't know wtf Sungod is talking about, most reviews have to nitpick to really find something they don't like.As for the game itself I find it on par, if not better, than any other Civ game I've played (played Call to Power, Civ3,4). They simplified a lot of things from Civ 4 and the AI isn't quite as tactical, so experienced Civ players may long for a harder game, but just because they simplified a good amount of things doesn't mean the game is dumbed down. They've also made it far easier for newer players to pick up, tutorials are back and they are helpful, and nothing is so complicated you can't get the hang of it after a couple games.And yes, the new combat system is probably the highlight of the game, I find myself actually stopping and plotting out my moves like a game of chess as opposed to most other civ games where the strategy was stack and faceroll.TLDR- Civ 5 is probably the best game of the series to start playing with, give it a go I promise you'll be hooked :-)
11-06-2010 @ 6:19PM
To say Civ5 is the best game of the series is a crazy statement. The game is filled with bugs, diplomacy is basically an RNG factor with no real strategy, and the fastest way to win the game is essentially to spam cities everywhere, which is totally against how the game designers designed the game to be played.If you're looking for actual proof here's a write up of a game played that can show you how broken the game is:http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=390302
11-06-2010 @ 7:13PM
Here's a game played at deity difficulty- keep in mind this is just shortly after the release of the game at a difficulty that wasn't even possible when civ4 was released.http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=392335
11-06-2010 @ 8:59PM
I know you weren't asking for reviews, but your comment thread has sort of turned into the posting house for opinions, so here's mine:First, there's a demo available via Steam. It lets you try the game and gives you a good indication for the look and feel of it. I'd never played a Civ game, but I tired the demo for Civ V. It got me hooked.My opinon is that it's a good game and entertaining. I haven't tried the Azeroth maps yet, but I'm definitely planning to. I downloaded them yesterday. The game is entertaining, but my only complaint is the AI. It is laughably (and sometimes annoyingly) flat. You can interact with great world leaders, but the interaction is unfortunately very limited to pre-selected (and often nonsensical) choices.
11-07-2010 @ 8:21AM
Here seems to be a weird place to get into a discussion on the myriad failings on Civ5 but I'd have to say that Civ4 is still a lot better.The removal of unit stacking is a nice twist in my mind and works well but everything else is either bugged or horribly dumbed down.It's as if they pulled out all the interesting and complicated bits just to add them back in later with DLC.Hmm....
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