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If you thought Sid Meier’s Civilization games couldn’t get any more addictive, then you probably haven’t seen Civilization V. 2K’s newest entry in the famed strategy series will keep you playing way past your bedtime.
The most immediate change to this Civilization is the introduction of hex squares. Where old Civilization games where laid out in square grids, the introduction of the hex grid actually changes the game more than you might think. For one, Civilization V will now allow players to stack only one military on a hex at a time. This means that battles are more strategic. Instead of building a stack of death and sending it to topple an enemy capital, players will have to coordinate their war efforts, making effective use of ranged attacks, and paying attention to the advantages and disadvantages of each unit taking part in an encounter.
Other nice improvements include an option to choose future technologies that you’d like to start working towards – the tech tree will automatically choose the optimal research path so you can forget about inventing and worry about taking over the world. The introduction of city-states won’t be much of a threat to you in terms of winning the game, but they could be valuable allies or thorns in your side, depending on how you approach diplomacy. 2K Games has even promised more ready-made tools to help modders create new content, including an in-game browser, which will connect you to this steady supply of player-made content.
Civilization V looks different enough to be a proper sequel, but it also looks to have that addictive strategy that Civilization is known for. Better still we’ll all be able to stay up later than we should playing the game when it comes out in September.
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Never played this. Might try it out.
looks pretty good. one question though is the learning curve prtty big or not??????????
i see in the future a strategy known has hex spamming. get the cheapest unit possible and have them stacked for hexs on end with limitless back up kind of like imortalls... then again probably not. cant wait.
yes i will e getting this at midnight launch.(if gamestop will have one)
Technology queuing is not a new feature, and was in the original release of Civilization IV. It is a common strategy in multiplayer to set the space technology as the research goal and turtle on top of key resources, minimizing military expenditures to get the Space Race win.
never have played a civilization game.
Bingo Bango Bongo! bring it!
Haha Ben Reeves you said hex squares. Can't be a square if it's hexagonal. Regardless this looks awesome I am getting this!!
I'm nervous that it will lack a certain degree of...Sid...
looks awesome!! cant wait to get it!!
sweet stuff there is just too much stuff coming out
This sounds amazing! Wonder if my computer is powerful enough to play this?
Having more strategy in combat sounds like an excellent addition. Combat in the other games was too simple, so it got old after a while.
is it for ps3
Looks ridiculously addicting.
Dude, I don't if I can handle all this pressure. Starcraft 2,Halo 3, Civ V... the list goes on. I've got a lot of multiplayer games to get good at. It's a safe bet that I wont be getting any sleep in the next few months. And that's not even counting the games coming Q1-Q2 2011. We're all SCREWED!
The apocalypse has come in the form of games. The world will be playing so many new game over the next year that no one will ever sleep or work again. Sounds like fun while it lasts!
Between the latest news online and the GamePro article (sorry GI, I just had to buy it for this!) it's looking fantastic. A lot of changes to be sure, but mostly positive as far as I can tell. My only concern is upgrading my 4-year-old PC to handle a brand new game. Otherwise, can't wait for this!