The lights are on
Civilization is getting back into religion, thanks to an upcoming expansion pack. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings adds the ultimate motivator back into the game, as well as espionage and a host of new content.
Adam didn't think that cutting religion out affected the game's bottom line, but it's nice to see its return. Take a look at what 2K Games says the expansion will include, when it ships this late spring:
• Expanded Epic Game: The core game experience has been greatly expanded with the addition of new technologies, 27 new units, 13 new buildings, and nine new Wonders.
• New Civilizations and Leaders: The expansion features nine new civilizations including Carthage, the Netherlands, the Celts, and the Mayans, each with unique traits, units, and buildings. Gods & Kings also adds nine new leaders including William I, Prince of Orange, Boudicca, and Pacal the Great.
• New Game Scenarios: Three new scenarios let gamers experience the medieval period, the fall of Rome, and embark on a new adventure in Empires of the Smoky Skies, a Victorian science-fiction scenario.
• The Return of Religion: A first for Civilization V, players seek out Faith, choosing a Pantheon of the Gods and creating Great Prophets to found and spread their customized religion across the world.
• World Domination: The fight for world domination is more dynamic than ever. Gods & Kings features a reworked combat system and AI that places more emphasis on a balanced army composition. Additionally, the navy is now split into two different ship types, melee and ranged, making coastal cities vulnerable to a surprise naval attack.
• Enhanced Diplomacy and Espionage: Establish embassies at foreign courts for closer ties or clandestine operations. As the religions of the world start settling in and the world moves into the Renaissance, spies can be unlocked to establish surveillance of foreign cities, steal advanced technologies from your strongest competitors, or garner influence with City-States through election rigging, or even a coup.
• City-States: Two new city-state types have been added, Mercantile and Religious, adding new gameplay to a greatly expanded quest system to further the narrative of the game and making diplomatic victories more challenging.
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Hmm, this might make me reinvest in Civ 5 again.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! COMPUTER, WHY CAN YOU NOT PLAY THIS GAME!!!
Okay, okay, I'm alright now. I'm not a PC gamer by any stretch of the imagination, but I really want to play this. I don't have much money either so I can't upgrade my computer. Anyone interested in making a donation to my noble cause?
sigh, I'm broke already and then there's this EXPANSION! :(
This should be interesting. I'm broke, but hopefully I can get my hands on this expansion sometime.
I always liked seeing people like Abraham, Moses, David, and Solomon pop up among my Great People. It was pretty cool when it happened. In Civ IV I was a big fan of Cultural takeovers as opposed to Wars.
as if i didnt have enough to play with having a backlog a mile long, now im going to have to play Civ V again for another few hundred hours as well. important question though: is this expansion going to include the new civs and scenarios already released through DLC like the vikings or inca, or do i have to by this AND the dlc in order to get all currently available content?
I've played Civ 4 at least once a week every week for the last couple years. I was done with Civ 5 after one month. I am very interested in this expansion pack, but I'm gonna wait for the reviews to come out before buying.
lol, I still need to pick up civ 5 and a computer that can run it.
*Snicker* Religion & Spies were removed between Civ 4 & Civ 5. Technically, they're not being 'added' into the game, they're being 'replaced' back into the game. ;P
Sounds neat. Might get me back into the game... hmm, maybe not such a good thing.
...When is it coming out?
Love the game and series, but if another age of empires came out this would be in the books
This sounds awesome, too bad my computer is no where near capable of running this game.