[Strat - PC] Civilization 5

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[Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby JCEE on Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:32 am

Civilization 5 has been announced, published by 2K Games, and will be released this Fall exclusively for the PC.

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The latest entry in the long-running strategy series and PC mainstay brings about many changes. These includle:

* An “astonishing” new engine with stunning graphics.
* The introduction of the “hexagon tile” system (replacing squares from past games) which will ” allow for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.”
* New combat tactics.
* Full online play.
* Animated leaders.
* More realistic landscapes and environments than ever before.
* Expanded diplomacy options.
* Shared mods.
* And an “extensive suite” of community, modding and multiplayer components.

“Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team,” said Sid Meier of Sid Meier’s Civilization fame. ‘”Thankfully, ideas on how to bring new and fun experiences to Civ players never seem to stop flowing. From fully animated leaders and realistic landscapes, new combat tactics, expanded diplomacy and shared mods, we’re excited for players to see the new vision our team at Firaxis has brought to the series.”


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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby *sketch on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:52 am

goodbye life :salute:
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Deathtaker27 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:53 am

looks epic, ashame i never got the last one :(
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Flare on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:16 pm

Last Civ game was a console only affair, when they tried to take the Civ game to the console market and abandon the old PC crowd...didnt seem to take off as well, no real suprise as a Civ game can take hours if not days... if you really got into it.
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby LuckyNV on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:50 pm

I must try the normal Civilization I think I'll start with this one, I've only played Galactic Civilization series, basically similar only in space with alien species and pew pew laz0rs.

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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Deathtaker27 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:43 pm

oh i always lost at mine, think i spent a whole month on just one game
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby EWJ on Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:45 pm

great game..so damn addictive
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Jona-Man on Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:05 pm

Indeed great game, didn't know there will come a new one.
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Cap'n Neuro on Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:16 am

I hope it's moddable.

Hex grid instantly makes me think...Battletech TBS.
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Flawless on Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:48 am

Makes me think Fallout :b

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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby windowmaker on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:00 am

OOOoooOOOooo i want it i want it i want it

will have to take a week off work for it :D


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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Jona-Man on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:50 pm

Trailer Civilization 5 !


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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby JCEE on Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:22 pm

More goodness:

We already told you that Sid Meier's Civilization IV was finally getting a sequel with Civilization V later this year, and then we showed you the trailer that contained absolutely no gameplay. But now we've actually seen an early build of the game, and we can tell you how hexy it is. That's right, forget about old Civilization games which had four cardinal directions plus diagonals to choose from when moving your units; this installment ramps that down to to six. That's right! Two less directions! It's a brand new game!

In all fairness, it is Civilization but Firaxis made plenty of substantial changes to it. Besides hexing it up, they've also added ranged units (think archers, artillery, ICBMs, etc) and taken out the ability to stack units up into an army. Also, only one unit can occupy a spot at any given time, meaning you won't be able to bulldoze your opponent from one hex. They've also built an entirely new engine for this game, meaning you'll see some really nifty stuff ... provided you have a DX11 card and a multicore processor.

If your computer is powerful enough, you'll really see the graphical jump: waves roll lazily across the ocean; horses stomp on the ground and eat grass; military units adjust their gear. It's a living world with new environment squares hexes that have different terrain depending on which continent you're viewing. Think: Wide sweeping plains, majestic, snow-capped mountains, dense forests, lakes full of slowly oscillating water, and more. This is why your graphics processor and CPU are going to need a real head of steam.

You'll also see full-motion video of the other leaders and be forced to observe their body language; however, you won't be able to see the on-screen modifiers that communicate things like "Japan is pretty pissed off at you." In our sample game, we approached George Washington and offered him some "luxury resources" to keep him sated, but he wasn't happy with them. Thus, war was declared on the Americans. Ol' Cherry Tree himself responded by taking a step forward, lowering his voice and saying, "You have mistaken our love for peace for weakness. You shall regret this!" Wooden teeth must make you pretty cranky.

City-states are also being introduced as cities that don't represent an entire Civilization, but can help or hinder you along the way. They won't attempt to grow beyond their own borders, but you can negotiate truces with them, ask them for help, or squash them and just add their city to your growing empire without the need to expend a Settlers unit. But your opponents can also do the same. In our demo, the player played nice with a nearby City-state, offering them a one-time gift of gold. As a thank you, they would send a new unit our way every now and then. It's a nice way to get new units without spending the resources on them.

Also new will be a full-fledged world builder, and full support for modders (thanks in no small part to lead designer, and former Civ modder, John Schafer). There will be a database of mods that you can access through an in-game web browser; you can also vote for mods or even cruise through the forums while waiting for other players to move. An in-house joke at Firaxis is that players will be able to load up and play Sid Meier's upcoming Facebook-based Civilization Network while their Civ 5 game loads. Which is probably funny until they realize that they're making fun of their own load times.

Supposedly the team learned a lot about streamlining Civ V's controls by looking back at Civilization Revolution -- though that doesn't mean Civilization V will be coming to consoles. We asked if it would possibly be coming to the Mac, an especially timely question given Monday's hot and steamy announcement, but a 2K representative told us, "We can't comment on that right now." Which smells a lot like, "We'd better start work on a Mac version pretty darn quick."


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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby GazNET on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:07 pm

It looks absolutely awesome. :shock:
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Jona-Man on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:08 am

that's looks nice !
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Enigma on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:55 pm

Looks pretty good, I'm looking forward to 'Expanded diplomatic options'.
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby Jona-Man on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:33 pm

Me too !
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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby {TPUK}Advocate on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:38 pm

DO WANT!

Spent far too many hours playing the last 4 - will happily spend more hours with this one.


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Re: Civilization V announced for PC

Postby GazNET on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:32 pm

Just 4 days left until Civilization V is released! :D

Note: If you're in the UK it's cheaper to buy the game from Amazon UK (£24.99) than it is to buy it via Steam (£29.99).
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Re: [Strat - PC] Civilization 5

Postby NightStalker on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:45 am

but then you have to wait 3-4 days :(


will be getting this, but not till Friday :( when I get paid
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