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Anyone Else Geeking for Civ Five?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by FLMountainMan, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

    Apr 18, 2008
    Maybe they found guns left over from the similarly awful Battlestar Galactica finale.
  2. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Silicon Valley, CA
    civ 4 plays better.

    civ5 has very bad ai combat, still random and getting rid of religion for some wierd ass cultural tree is just meh. upkeep is also crazy, forcing you to spam cottages and warmongering.

    cultural is okay. did an occ cultural win.
  3. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

    Apr 19, 2009
    I mean, Christ, we've had computers capable of beating chess grandmasters for 15 years now.

    That's not really a fair comparison. Chess is a pretty simple game and can probably just be boiled down to picking possible moves in advance.

    You'd think we could build strategy game AI capable of beating humans without the need for artificial cheats, like reduced building costs or total map visibility. And yet, that's what we've got. AI doesn't actually get any smarter beyond the midway difficulty notch of most games these days. Ratcheting up the difficulty level just gives some resource advantages to the AI player, rather than giving the AI player a better brain.

    but yeah, this pisses me off too.

    With these types of games i'd be happy with just Call to Power 2 graphics (what's that 10 years old?) but good gameplay and a huge amount of different units/discoveries etc.
  4. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Apr 25, 2007
    I was wandering around the board with an infantryman. Decided to screw around and conquered every other civilization with just that one unit. Won the game by 2200 BC. Ridiculous.

    That actually sounds pretty fun, haha.

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