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Old 09-23-2010, 05:23 AM
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Civilization 5

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I'm pretty surprised that there is no thread about the just released Civ5 Maybe anyone into the Civilization games? I started with Civ1, then Colonization (just ordered the remake - Civ4:colonization) and so on

Any more old time turn-based strategy game players here?
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:39 AM
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I'm a big fan of the Civ series as well, having played them all since Civ 1 too.

Civ 5 looks like a big leap forward graphically judging from the screenshots:

http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/s...hp?i=3132&c=36
http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/s...hp?i=3110&c=36
http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/s...hp?i=3104&c=36

It's on my to buy list once I have upgraded my PC first to cope with it's requirements!

Edit: having just read some of the Civ 5 reviews, on second thoughts might hold fire until Civ 5 gets developed a bit more to the same standard as Civ 4 and there's a few decent mods etc.

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Old 09-24-2010, 02:53 AM
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I've read that it looks worst on the graphical side then Civ4, and there are less features so it's less complicated (no religion etc).

And what about colonization? did you played it?
 
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Yeah from what I have read it looks like they are holding back on Civ 5 features for the inevitable expansion packs, just like they did with Civ 4 with 'Warlords' & 'Beyond the Sword' etc.

I did play the original colonization back in the day but not tried the remake yet. Great game for its time, so was Alpha Centauri which was another spin on Colonization but starts after the space race in Civ, colonizing another planet.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:59 AM
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The original colonization was the bomb, looking forward to play the remake
 
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I'd love to play it but I don't want my newborn baby to grow without a father ... That game is just too addictive.
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I've played Civ 1 through 3 and I totally agree on the addiction factor. I played Civ 2 to death, then I gave the CD to a mate (father of 3 girls - so a family of 4 women) and he said that playing that game basically consisted of completing 1 turn a night (at the mid-to-tail end of the game when you are knee deep into wars and construction) - which when you think about it is a great way to play instead of just rushing through your turns.

For him it was a time factor, but it allowed him to destress and unwind for an hour or so playing that 1 turn every night after a hard day of office work, and then looking after the kids at night.

Was Civ 4 worth a look? I'd probably get into Civ 5 if I had a PC to play it on. All I have is laptops and wifi gadgets and they are all chock full of work documents/resources
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:40 AM
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I've played Civ 1 through 3 and I totally agree on the addiction factor. I played Civ 2 to death, then I gave the CD to a mate (father of 3 girls - so a family of 4 women) and he said that playing that game basically consisted of completing 1 turn a night (at the mid-to-tail end of the game when you are knee deep into wars and construction) - which when you think about it is a great way to play instead of just rushing through your turns.

For him it was a time factor, but it allowed him to destress and unwind for an hour or so playing that 1 turn every night after a hard day of office work, and then looking after the kids at night.

Was Civ 4 worth a look? I'd probably get into Civ 5 if I had a PC to play it on. All I have is laptops and wifi gadgets and they are all chock full of work documents/resources
I think every release is worth a look, however I simply don't have time to play. I remember 10-15 years ago I had all the time in the World to play the whole sunday and so, but now
 
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I'd love to play it but I don't want my newborn baby to grow without a father ... That game is just too addictive.
You are right Hades this new Civilization 5 is great but almost all strategy games takes too much time and they become addiction, so keep away from this addiction and give some time to your family, this is good to you and makes your instinct of species satisfy.
 
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I need to get a week off or something from work to play a little
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I have played previous 4 ones till now but haven't had to chance to play Civ 5 yet. I am worried that I can't give it up easily once started.
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Today life becomes so much busy that sometimes we cannot find time for ourselves. I used to play lot of games almost daily when i was free but now after doing a long time job it is harder for me to play such games.

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I tried it once, but have to go through all the strategy/shall we say it tutorial... needs time for this.
 
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Hello!

I'm pretty surprised that there is no thread about the just released Civ5 Maybe anyone into the Civilization games? I started with Civ1, then Colonization (just ordered the remake - Civ4:colonization) and so on

Any more old time turn-based strategy game players here?
Huge Civ fan here...

Civ V isn't *too* bad as it stands now. However, it still needs a lot of work. There are some really good improvements to the gameplay, but at the same time it falls short of feeling like a completed game. You get the feeling you're playing a Beta version.

The AI is weak and sometimes just seems generally confused. Tech tree is quite linear, and victories other than conquest are just boring. Great opening movie but that's it for movies or other media which gives you that sense of real accomplishment.

We'll all be holding our breath for the first expansion to see a 'completed' game.

Remember when Civ IV came out? Same thing. Felt like the game wasn't finished yet. The following expansions turned it into the best version of the series. We can expect no less from Civ V, I'm thinking. Just needs a bit more time on the Dev table.

Don't get me wrong. It's a great looking game. Graphics and UI are pretty sweet. But if you're looking for an upgrade to the Civ IV experience, then you're going to be somewhat disappointed. I know I was.

Took me a good week to start appreciating the game. Easier levels are a cake walk and the AI on those levels are wimpish morons. Crank the difficulty to King level or above you get your ass kicked every time, but at least it's FUN! lol

Also, the game itself runs pretty good even though I'm way below minimum specs on the Video. They made the game quite scalable. If worse comes to worse, you can always play in 'Strategic View' which is an iconic rendering of the Hex map.

Give the game another year, it'll rock just as good as Civ IV.

Still worth checking out, IMO...
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I love the Civilization games... I started with the 1st one on original PlayStation.

The last one's maps were sooo small, I was really turned off by it.

Did the 'expansion packs' make larger worlds?
(sorry if that seems like a silly question, but I've never bought one)
 
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Huge Civ fan here...

Civ V isn't *too* bad as it stands now. However, it still needs a lot of work. There are some really good improvements to the gameplay, but at the same time it falls short of feeling like a completed game. You get the feeling you're playing a Beta version.

The AI is weak and sometimes just seems generally confused. Tech tree is quite linear, and victories other than conquest are just boring. Great opening movie but that's it for movies or other media which gives you that sense of real accomplishment.

We'll all be holding our breath for the first expansion to see a 'completed' game.

Remember when Civ IV came out? Same thing. Felt like the game wasn't finished yet. The following expansions turned it into the best version of the series. We can expect no less from Civ V, I'm thinking. Just needs a bit more time on the Dev table.

Don't get me wrong. It's a great looking game. Graphics and UI are pretty sweet. But if you're looking for an upgrade to the Civ IV experience, then you're going to be somewhat disappointed. I know I was.

Took me a good week to start appreciating the game. Easier levels are a cake walk and the AI on those levels are wimpish morons. Crank the difficulty to King level or above you get your ass kicked every time, but at least it's FUN! lol

Also, the game itself runs pretty good even though I'm way below minimum specs on the Video. They made the game quite scalable. If worse comes to worse, you can always play in 'Strategic View' which is an iconic rendering of the Hex map.

Give the game another year, it'll rock just as good as Civ IV.

Still worth checking out, IMO...
Still haven't time to check it out.. playing CIVIV: colonization at the moment
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I love the Civilization games... I started with the 1st one on original PlayStation.

The last one's maps were sooo small, I was really turned off by it.

Did the 'expansion packs' make larger worlds?
(sorry if that seems like a silly question, but I've never bought one)
Lol I didn't know that there was Civ for PS1.. it looks pretty ugly
http://www.gamespot.com/ps/strategy/...ow%3Bthumb%3B3
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Lol I didn't know that there was Civ for PS1.. it looks pretty ugly
http://www.gamespot.com/ps/strategy/...ow%3Bthumb%3B3
Not only ugly, but was deadly slow - especially for turn processing. I remember waiting up to 15 minutes for one turn to process.

I finally gave up on it and bought the PC version.
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Yeah, I remember it being slow, too...

But the beauty of the game wasn't the graphics, it was the planning/strategy.
(I guess you could compare it to a really good board game.)

Even the newer versions don't need outstanding graphics.
 
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