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The Rising Tide is the first expansion for Beyond Earth and the first time in the long history of Civilization that water tiles will present the same opportunities as land tiles. Well, not exactly the same. As Co-Lead Designer of Beyond Earth, David McDonough, put it during a recent phone interview, "It's not just moving things out to the water; it's not just blue terrain. We really changed some of the very fundamental ways in which you build cities, capture territory, develop, and grow, so that if you play at sea, you have a whole different strategic landscape."
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Should just develop more for civ 5. Better game all around imo.
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Should just develop more for civ 5. Better game all around imo.

I think you'll agree that Civ 5 without any expansions and DLCs wasn't all that spectacular either. I like C:BE's premises and I think it could profit tremendously from a nicely made expansion.
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What is bad about this game compared to civ5?
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What is bad about this game compared to civ5?

Its not that its bad per se. Its just not as good as Civ 5, IMO even when compared to vanilla 5. In all honestly Beyond earth feels more like an mod for Civ 5 then its own game. A decent mod but an mod none the less.

Granted I have not played Beyond earth more then a few hours on the demo but still it failed to capture my interest. To put it simply, I had more fun playing Civ 5 then beyond earth and thus I regards Civ 5 to be superior.
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I think you'll agree that Civ 5 without any expansions and DLCs wasn't all that spectacular either. I like C:BE's premises and I think it could profit tremendously from a nicely made expansion.

While true, to a point, Civ 5 base was still better than this. I'm not saying it's bad....just doesn't capture my interest as well as civ 5. It feels like it should have been an expansion to civ 5...or a mod or something. I just prefer civ 5 in pretty much every aspect, and as such I will prolly prefer civ 5 over beyond earth unless they do something very drastic for BE in the future.
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While true, to a point, Civ 5 base was still better than this. I'm not saying it's bad....just doesn't capture my interest as well as civ 5. It feels like it should have been an expansion to civ 5...or a mod or something. I just prefer civ 5 in pretty much every aspect, and as such I will prolly prefer civ 5 over beyond earth unless they do something very drastic for BE in the future.

My pet peeve with C:BE is that the interface just somehow looks and feels cheap and that it is (to me) very unintuitive what the research directions and those alignments are actually going to result in. Civ 5 base was definitely better, I'll give you that. However, I'm a sucker for space colonization, so that's why I really hope they make something much better out of C:BE.
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Biggest issue with C:BE myself was the tech web. I liked the classic downline tree. And attaching affinity to the techs in the web often lead me along an affinity path I wasn't happy with, because the techs I NEEDED had affinity attached to them. The alien enemies were stifling early in the game, much more than barbarians in previous games, while being even more irrelevant in the late game than barbarians were. They lost some of the greatness of earlier Civ games, and traded it for stuff that just wasn't any fun.
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Civ 5 got horrible reviews at launch and I remember reading rants about how the game was fundamentally broken and unfixable. I figured some hyperbole and internet angst, yet the changes looked big enough that I never took a good look at it.

I tried Beyond Earth and... "eh" - it's ok, but nothing really that different. I was expecting a bit more innovation to be honest.
    
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After paying $50 for this horrible game, they better not expect people to pay for what is essentially a FIX for a broken crappy game, I should have known after CivV. Plus, someone modded this into the game ages ago, is this where they get idea from. mad.gif just steal em from whatever mod gets downloaded most?
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