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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Review: Sid Meiers Civilization v

Sid Meiers Civilization v, a game with a huge strategic gameplay, but is it really what it seems like?



in Civ5, you command one of many nations, either Chinese, American, Japanese, etc.(being a cool kid i went with Genghis Khan) and the first thing i realised after paying 80$ for the game. its not a real-time strategy game, but a round based game, like you would find in a PC game for monopoly or "worms" - this really, really disappointed me, for such a cost, and it being the '5th' game in its series, i thought it would be decent.

Either way, in this game, you must build up your army and build up your city, and then start invading other lands, killing barbarians - then once you get strong enough you can attack other nations that are on the map, which is quite strenuous considering u attack once, then wait 2 minutes for the next turn to come around.


one thing i did like in this game, is the vast range of upgrades, buildings and technology u can research, and how you advance through the ages, from being a caveman with bow and arrow, to armies of tanks and grenadiers. The graphics in this game aren't horrible, but also couldn't have been made any better, since there is a lot going on later in the game, it can take up large amounts of memory, and make the game lag a bit, even on my PC.

all in all, this is a very different game, and take cation when you buy it, this isn't the game for me, i played it once or twice and got fed up with it. i wonder if Sid Mieier has or ever will make a real-time strategy game? who knows.


GRAPHICS: 5/10
PERFORMANCE ON PC: 7/10
GAME-PLAY:  6/10 (multiplayer only)
MULTIPLAYER: 6/10

16 comments:

  1. Graphics 5/10? :O bit harsh?

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  2. Yeah, I thought it was kind of disappointing as well. Oh well, there's always the earlier ones!

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  3. civ 4 was the friggin best game ever

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  4. I've always been an Age of Empires fan myself.

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  5. Nice write up. I'll have to consider this game next time I'm at the store.

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  6. I twas thinking of getting this, i guess not anymore lol

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  7. Those graphics look better than a 5/10

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  8. i heard this game was really addictive, but ive never played a civ game

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  9. I just bought this game. Thought about doing a review myself later, but for now I am stuck in Minecraft :P

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  10. woah, nice review, im into those kind of games, i'll try to play that one :)

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  11. Nice specs on your computer mines sucks.

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  12. Looks really fun yo! Come check out my blog!

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  13. Always preferred aoe myself as well, but nice writeup.

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  14. It became very cheap this year, I grabbed it for 5 bucks and it's really great!

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  15. These games were better before ImO, back when civilization first came out. I think they're just running out of juice on this series.

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