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I have not played a strategy game since I was a child playing Age Of Mythology. These days I only play a handful of first person shooters. I came across Civ 5 on Steam yesterday as it had 70% off. I decided to download the demo to see if I would like it. I started at 9pm and when I checked the clock it was 4am. Man this game is addictive! And that was just the demo.

I am definitely going to purchase the full game. This proves that a game does not need to be a a CGI action movie to entertain us. To save me explaining the game to other newbies like myself, I will just post a video review that answers most of your questions.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ytYw7S9v0o[/ame]
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I still play Age Of Empires III

And man, I miss old AOM times! Dang they are so dead now. I so miss them.

ON OP, Post a review of somekind, I'm looking forward to this game aswell... But I havn't seen a good review or something that gets me into buying this game.
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Its a great game to waste free time on, but its got some bugs.


The worst one is if you play a game on a Large map it will crash a lil after you hit the industrial age.

Best bet is to start saving every other turn after year 1900.

They know about this bug but last time I checked their forums they didn't know what was causing it.
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lol i found my AoE 2 disk the other day... bout 4 hours later finished a map.. yeh i suck O.O
looks pretty good though biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1;13146520 
ON OP, Post a review of somekind, I'm looking forward to this game aswell... But I havn't seen a good review or something that gets me into buying this game.

OK I will post my thoughts from the demo.

Civ 5 is a turn based strategy game that where you choose a population and work hard to expand your empire. You do this through building workers to plow the land and mine for natural sources of wealth, creating an army to defend your cities as well as heading out onto enemy territory to build experience points and capture opposing lands.

You can make friends with other civilizations through a number of means; you can complete a mission for them which requires to to defeat a nation that civ is disputing with, or you can offer gifts of gold or even a few army troops. You may also trade with other nations so that you both mutually benefit. This does not equate to friendship however. Navigating your way around is simple, although my simple brain had trouble figuring out what to do at first. Fortunately you have 4 personal advisers to guide you towards a new course of action. Your military advisor provides intel pertaining to rival armed forces, whereas your economic advisor will update you on your peoples happiness levels and whether building a pyramid when your barely have enough food to feed the workers is feasible etc.

You can move people around by pointing and clicking in the location of your choice. I think they can only move a couple of hexagons before stopping. After you have made a choice(what to build, what to research, where to go, peace treaties etc) all of the other AI characters will continue their advance. Remember that you are racing against them in the bid for global dominance. They also send out troops to scout, and settlers to build cities close to yours, increasing their empire and essentially backing you into a corner if you are not careful.

I think you will only realise the power of this game once you play it. There is a free demo on steam that you can download to see if you will like it.
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Most addicting game for sure. It's really hard to stop playing; you keep telling yourself "just one more turn" over and over. lol
I haven't run into this industrial age crash bug.
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I've played for a 10 hours straight before lol, but the game slows down real bad later in a map so i start playing in the 2d mode frown.gif
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Meh I prefer CIV4. I dislike the clouds. Alot. Also looking at the game it looks too different, I don't feel to take the plunge yet, I can still play hours of Civ 4.
   
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Absolutely hooked on Civ 5. Have been a fan of the Civ games since Civ 3. It took a little while to get used to 5 after playing 4 for so long. Civ5 is a lot diff in the look and feel, but in the end you get hooked just like all the others. "just one more turn".....
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Yeah it is very addictive
    
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