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Old February 19 2014, 03:28 PM   #226
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Re: Civilization V

I would be a lot more forgiving of these things if the player had even half of the diplomatic options as the AI seems to.

How often in history has a small country started a war with their far more powerful neighbor because they had nicer buildings than them and a better trade relationship with neighboring city-states? This isn't a simulator. In the real world governments change all the time. If the real world worked like Civ V, most of Europe would still have warmonger penalties from the colonial era and the World Wars and Italy would be isolated and under constant attack because of their expansion and bad relations with the rest of the world 2000 years ago. There is nothing realistic about this game, even ignoring the immortal leaders.
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Old February 19 2014, 09:36 PM   #227
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In case anyone is interested, there's a Humble Sid Meier Bundle on sale right now
Good deal, I went for the above average but below maximum price to get everything save the full DLC for Civ V.

Would have been nice to check the specs on my laptop before downloading though, at least I have the full Civ IV to enjoy.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:47 PM   #228
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This isn't a simulator.
No, it's not. But the things that drive wedges between the civilisations in the game are the same as those in real life. They could use some tweaking in places, but I don't personally believe that any of them are completely game breaking or in need of removal. The only negative diplomatic modifier that I wholeheartedly disagreed with was the one that punished you if were attempting the same type of victory as an AI civ, but that was removed in G&K.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:52 PM   #229
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I love playing random skirmishes in this game! Great lazy day time killer! haha

If anyone would like to play a game let me know!
I would be more into playing a large game, me and 1 or 2 others vs maxed out # of AI players. lol
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Old February 21 2014, 03:32 PM   #230
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I love playing random skirmishes in this game! Great lazy day time killer! haha
I find looking back that I can measure what I was doing with my life by how much I invested myself in the various Civs.

Civ 1-3, a lot, including expansion packs and mods. Civ 4, not quite so much, no expansion packs indulged in, no seeking out mods of any sort. No 5/V, not at all, no spare money to even pick up a newer machine to play it on.
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Old February 21 2014, 03:35 PM   #231
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I've played Civ II more than any other version. Must've been hundreds of hours. I played the original a lot, too.

I played quite a bit of III, perhaps about the same as Civ IV. I'm ashamed to say I sat on Civ V for over a year without playing it because I wasn't enamored with the idea of the new combat mechanic, but now I really dig it. I'll probably surpass III and IV at some point.
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Old February 21 2014, 06:37 PM   #232
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Civilization II, Grand Theft Auto 3, and Minecraft are the three games that altered my perception about what video games are, and I spent a crazy amount of time with all three. Civ2 dominated my game time during my early teen years, I spent many sunny Saturday afternoons indoors, destroying those blasted Carthaginians. I enjoyed Civs 3&4, but they didn't have that same magic for me. In a strange way, as much as I loved Civ2, I was hoping the sequels would be a radical departure and do something different. But they both felt like tame upgrades to me. They were great games in their own right, I put hundreds of hours into both, but they didn't excite me.

Civ5 dared to shake things up and try something new, which resulted in it being a buggy mess containing poorly-implemented features at launch. But it was the first Civilization game that's potential excited me since Civ2. Nobody can claim it's a perfect game with a straight face, not even after 2 expansion packs, and I do favour some of the features from earlier games. But I can say that Civ5 is now my favourite Civ game to actually play (although Civ2 will forever be my sentimental favourite).
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Old February 21 2014, 07:13 PM   #233
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I played Civ's 2 and 3, but not very much. So I cant relate too much to the previous versions. But I do understand what you mean by every new release seems to just be an upgrade rather then a new game. I am hoping Civ6 will be what we're hoping for!
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