Civilization 5

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  1. Spectre8

    Spectre8 Retired Administrator

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    Bah - Steam has let me down :(

    But it's ok - I don't have time for it anyway :)
     
  2. Talamorm

    Talamorm Getting Started

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    I been a huge fan of RTS but never played any of the CIv games..I did love Sid Meiers Pirates lol. Anyways, the game looks awsome so in the process of downloading from Steam.


    Necro / Tala
     
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    Love the Civ games. Played every one of them except Civ 4. Just placed my pre order through the internet shop i use, but being in Australia it probably wont get in the mail until Friday.:( Ah well better get some other things done before it arrives. Just one more turn......
     
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    Great write-up on PCGamer found here.

    Don't want to ruin the surprise - but it's a glowing review :D
     
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    I had a hiccup or two this morning when first starting it up. I think one of the executables didn't get decrypted or patched properly. Checked out the Steam and Civ V forums and saw people having the same issue. I validated the files in Steam, restarted Steam a couple times, then the problem went away.

    Played a good 7 hours (250+ turns) of the introductory tutorial map.

    Let me just say this. Compared to Civ IV, Civ V has a slower pace and requires a lot of thought in how you do things.

    Some quick thougths on the game:

    -No more "Stack of Doom". You actually have to plan a "line of attack/defense" becuase military units are one per hex space ONLY.
    -No more "it's entirely up to chance" battles. You highlight the enemy unit you want to whack and get a fantastic graphic pop-up that shows just how much damage you'll give and receive.
    -No more early sprawl. I didn't get a second settler out until after about turn 40! (My previous experience with Civ IV had me building a new settler in about 20 turns or less.)
    -No more barbarians taking an undefended city. Cities fight on their own, no military fortification needed; though, you can garrison one unit in the city for additional defense.
    -No more cluttered UI. The UI is surprisingly clean and functional. All the info you need is right there in front of you or is a click or two away.

    Of course, the graphics are just delicious. Even with my system being close to "minimum requirements" level and running DX9, it sure is pretty!

    I'd say more, but right now I'm itching to get back into it!
     
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    Can't wait to delve in!! :D

    PCPowerplay gave it a glowing review too - I've yet to read the whole article, but the bottom line is much like the other review I linked - VERY happy with it :)
     
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    The price on steam is $80 USD which is too much for me at the moment, anyone know if there is anywhere in Australia it might be cheaper?
     
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    Demo is available now :)

    Grab it from Internode here.
     
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    well my copy arrived in the post today, but because im a brit and steam doesn't like me i haveto wait till tomorrow before i can install and play it :(
     
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    I grabbed the demo and gave it a whirl - all signs are good!! :D

    As I was playing away (about an hour or two) I was wondering when and where the demo would end... As it was I was lined up to take my first city (had just been exploring) about to make my first assault - and it thanked me for playing the demo :p

    Can't wait to sink my teeth into the full version. But as fate has it, I'll have about 20 minutes computer time this weekend... :)
     
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    Anyone know when the game is released? It's today sometime right? Or is it the 24 in the USA? Can't find any time or countdown or any info about exactly when. It's sitting in my steam account waiting to be activated.
     
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    At work now, so can't check - but when I check the Store (in Steam) and go to the Civ5 page, it has a countdown there.
     
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    Thanks. The date seems to be Sept 23, 5pm PST which is as far as i can tell: Friday, 24 September 2010 at 10:00:00 AM Sydney. 1 hour to go!
     
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    May as well be in 12 hours since I'm at work :(
     
  16. Stuman

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    Can you buy it in the stores as yet?

    May have to leave tonight's drinks early to ... ummm ......to do stuff :)
     
  17. Spectre8

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    Don't you dare!! I'm stuck here at work, then heading straight in tonight... if I have to miss out then we all do!! :D

    I'll buy you a pint :)
     
  18. Stuman

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    For a pint - you can touch the box :D

    Shall get rid of my ugly mug :p
     

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    :biglaughat:mad: Stuman

    I'm very happy.:D I pre-ordered through Gameswarehouse (yes I paid a bit more price I pay for living in the country) Game box was waiting for me when I got home from work.:) Now just waiting for Steam to download my upgrade kindly supplied by Nephryros. Cheers.:):):).

    Can't wait to give it a go.
     
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    I picked up the game yesterday afternoon (though the game didnt unlock until today), and played the game for most of today, must say that i am not overally impressed. The graphocs are an improvement and the new social technologies added a new twist to the game, but i found the game to move at a slower pace compared to the other versions which has put me off slightly from the new CIV 5
     

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