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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Civilization V Under Review

Hey all. Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’m currently playing the living hell (I believe that’s a technical term) out of Civilization V. So far I’d say it passes muster, but only further playtime will tell for certain. Here’s a few bullet points on what I’ve seen so far.

  • War works, at last. No longer are you forced to be content with Stacks of Doom – instead you actually have to think and use strategy with the now-valuable terrain.
  • The graphics, which I was worried about, are not as bad as I feared. I’d tweeted earlier that they resembled Civilization III, which I didn’t like, but they’re more like an advanced version of Civ IV. Consider me impressed.
  • The city-states are fun and dynamic, driving sometimes staid portions of the game forward, either by needing/wanting something or through interactions with each other or the other civilizations.

I’ll post a full review when I get a chance. Thanks for your patience.

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