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Civilization V: Gods and Kings is almost here, and it brings back a couple of key franchise systems back to Civilization V. Most notable is religion, which fans have been clamoring for ever since V released. The other major system that's back is espionage, wherein you can send spies out to cities to combat enemy agents and gather intelligence. Neither of them ties directly to a new victory condition, but both have pronounced effects on the way you and your opponents play a game of Civilization.
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Excited to build up your own religion and spread it to your enemies? You can try it for yourself when Civilization V: Gods and Kings releases on June 19th for North America, and the 22nd internationally.
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Imagine a world divided into empires obsessed with steam power. In this world Empires ruthlessly undercut and smash their peers into oblivion - not in the name of god, but because such actions are considered valid for the sake of "progress."
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Some more info with respect to the announcement (OCN thread in here)
It looks very promising, especially the Pantheons and Beliefs addition. Looking forward to get this
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Oh man. Thanks for the link. Love civ so much!
 

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I have about 200 hours into Civ V and no clue how many I put into Civ IV. This expansion seems to add to the newer game what the older had, with some tweaks. Going to prepurchase ASAP on Steam.
 

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Some more news are available. One of the scenarios available in the expansion is Empires of the Smokey Skies and it will bring the player to a steampunk world, with some brand new units and a complete fictional Civilopedia.
The scenario will feature new winning condition: there are five titles (i.e., highest production, highest number of wonders) and the first player who simultaneously holds at least three titles for three rounds will win.

This seems a very nice addition, to spice up the gameplay with something a bit different.

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I've been lurking here for a while but when I saw this I just had to post.
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Some more news are available. One of the scenarios available in the expansion is Empires of the Smokey Skies and it will bring the player to a steampunk world, with some brand new units and a complete fictional Civilopedia.
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Finally! More fantasy civ!
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The fantasy based civ games (Test of Time, Alpha Centauri), have always been the most fun to play in my opinion. Not sure how I feel about the choice of a steampunk theme, but it certainly has potential to be great. Might even be willing to pay full price for this.

Also hello all!
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Wecome on OCN, imoscardtocom, it's good to have another civ fan around here.

The steampunk thems seems very promising to me. I am looking forward to building sky fortresses and land leviathans.
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Might even be willing to pay full price for this.
I couldn't resist and preordered it a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately the European release is now set for the 30th of June
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TBH I'm surprised their actually releasing a real expansion. I thought they were just going to continue milking the game with endless DLC.

I won't be buying this though, I'm perfectly happy with the game as it stands now.

If I buy anything it will be this:
 

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This all should have been in the original game. Never been so disappointed with a $50 purchase than Civ 5. This coming from someone who owns every single Sid Meier game and has probably dropped thousands of hours into them.

With Civ 5 their marketing plan was obvious release a half ass game for $50, pepper in DLC of other civs, maps, and scenarios that should have been in the original game for $5 a pop, then release an expansion that finally brings the game up to what it should have been at release for another $30.

Good job at making money with the new model Sid, I hope you burn in hell.
 

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If I buy anything it will be this:
Has Elemental improved since release? I was looking forward to it but I heard of a lot of game breaking issues at launch that put me off it. Supposedly they've been patching but I haven't kept up to know whether or not I should buy it yet.
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I won't buy this until its 5 bucks on steam on sale. In my opinion the game should have come with the main features this "expansion" is providing.
 

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Pre-purchased. Love Civ. I'm glad this is releasing in June. Civ V destroyed my GPA when it came out September 2010.
 

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Looks interesting!
I've played every Civ since the original for hours on end, however Civ5 has been a bit of a let down. The game-play just seems more repetitive then previous versions.
I'll definitely give this a go.
 

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Has Elemental improved since release? I was looking forward to it but I heard of a lot of game breaking issues at launch that put me off it. Supposedly they've been patching but I haven't kept up to know whether or not I should buy it yet.
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The game I linked has not been released yet... But yes, they have fixed the issues with some pretty big patches.
 

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This all should have been in the original game. Never been so disappointed with a $50 purchase than Civ 5. This coming from someone who owns every single Sid Meier game and has probably dropped thousands of hours into them.
With Civ 5 their marketing plan was obvious release a half ass game for $50, pepper in DLC of other civs, maps, and scenarios that should have been in the original game for $5 a pop, then release an expansion that finally brings the game up to what it should have been at release for another $30.
Good job at making money with the new model Sid, I hope you burn in hell.
Have you looked at the new religins system? This is all completely new, and it is genius I must say. They made the game of the year!
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Try it, you will not regret it! They have taken civ up to a new height! I Just played 1 game now and I am mind blowned
 

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The new expansion is excellent, will never go back to vanilla Civ 5.

@Segovax, i dont think vanilla civ 5 was "bad" on purpose, i think it was just trying to appeal to a major audience, and i also think it succeeded on that aspect. Maybe they simplified some aspects of Civ on their way, but i dont think it was just to milk us, specially since this expansion came 2 years after the release of the game, if the base game flopped there would be no expansion pack to speak off, and no milking.

Anyhow, i do think that Civ 5 with this expansion pack is what Civ 5 should have been from the get go, right now is much more engaging than civ 5 ever was.
 

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Civ 5 has defently gone past civ 4, even whit mods, now. Everyone should defently invest in the expansion, you will not regret it
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