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post #1 of 33
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was browsing steam checking for sale like usually and saw Civ V #2 on the top sellers list.
professional reviews are excellent but user reviews are horrendous.

I'm really unsure as whether or not to spend $20.40 on deluxe pack, $17 on game-only purchase or just pass on it altogether.
Edited by james8 - 7/21/11 at 7:59pm
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Civ 5 is a great game, get a few buddies to play with over LAN or the net and you will have a blast. Games do take more than one sitting usually but its hella fun to play.
    
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post #3 of 33
It misses some stuff that made Civ4 fun, but I really enjoy it. My GF introduced me to Civ and I really find Civ5 massively re-playable. I was literally about to fire up a game when I saw this post.

In my opinion, it is well worth the money. you have to remember with user reviews, 99% of them are complaints because very few people take the time to write "yeah, it's good, i'm enjoying it". Metacritic is a great indicator as it averages all critic reviews which tend to cover multiple angles.

EDIT: You should be warned, this is the one game where i've found myself always wanting one more turn. It easily eats up days of your life.
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2 words for you. Hell Yea.
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Every penny.
   
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2 words for you. Hell Yea.
QFT!

in my opinion its a great game and i normally dont like turn based strat/rts type games
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I'm also debating on this. Been playing the demo (and having it crashing on me). I really like Civ 4 BTS, and the FFH2 mod. Should I step up to V or wait (I hear it still needs work)?
    
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demos usually do not accurately reflect the final game's stability a year after the release date.
however checking out steam forum i saw people reporting problems.

but game should be playable right?
after all nvidia did support multi-threaded rendering for this game already.
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post #9 of 33
I loved the game but stopped playing as turn times got incredably long... Can someone who still plays it tell me if they patched to fix that?

I remember fondly the Civ 1 and 2 days where when you clicked end turn it literally took like a second or less before it was your turn again if you had all the options set up for quick turns...

Civ 5 I enjoyed... But waiting like a minute or more between turns gets old real fast... But I did play it on release so it might have been vastly improved by now...

Used to play the game with my guitar in hand so I could play some licks and riffs between turns thats how long it took lol.
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I loved the game but stopped playing as turn times got incredably long... Can someone who still plays it tell me if they patched to fix that?

I remember fondly the Civ 1 and 2 days where when you clicked end turn it literally took like a second or less before it was your turn again if you had all the options set up for quick turns...

Civ 5 I enjoyed... But waiting like a minute or more between turns gets old real fast... But I did play it on release so it might have been vastly improved by now...

Used to play the game with my guitar in hand so I could play some licks and riffs between turns thats how long it took lol.
And your system is pretty good, too. That's rather concerning.

No one one I've heard hasn't said the game needs at least a little work, whether it's bugs, AI (apparently a big one), and what not. I guess the question is just whether it's time to buy now, or wait for another year or so, with perhaps then an expansion and lots more patching?
    
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