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Civ V Review: Reforged Into A Masterpiece
on September 17, 2010 at 04:46 PM
Comparing Civilization V to contemporary strategy games is entirely pointless. Imagine if Modern Warfare had come out alongside Quake II. There is simply nothing comparable out there, not least because the strategy genre has become the province of indie developers and niche publishers. Civ V is a towering...
Civ V Multiplayer Hands-on
on September 10, 2010 at 02:19 PM
Approaching multiplayer in a traditionally single-player game like Civilization is always tricky. Many of the game's mechanics don't work well in a multiplayer setting, but the idea of building rival empires against a human opponent or cooperating against unforgiving odds has a draw all its own...
Civ V Art Director Explains Art Deco Look
on August 06, 2010 at 08:00 PM
The first thing that strikes players on loading up Civilization V is the unusual (for the series) art deco style that permeates every facet of the presentation. Project art director Dorian Newcomb explains why that is in the interview below. He also sheds light on two of the new leaders in Civ V, what...
Hands-On: Radical Changes Coming
on August 05, 2010 at 03:30 PM
Civilization V isn’t your typical strategy sequel. New lead designer Jon Shafer and the team at Firaxis have stripped the game down to its bare bones and rebuilt it with a new vision. It’s not Civ IV, but it’s not trying to be. The first thing I noticed upon loading the game is the...
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