Civilization 5

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  1. Baragos

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    Also a big fan of the newest addition. I like the more strategic combat and the social policies. I do miss religion, loved seeing my nation's religion(s) spread to every corner of the globe, but other than that, can't say I'm disappointed.
     
  2. Spectre8

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    Religion and Espionage (not that I really used Espionage as an offensive tool) were great in Civ4 - hoping and guessing that they'll come along in future expansions.
     
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    For those who haven't bought Civ V yet check this out

    It's yours for $50 including postage (AU only)
     
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    Patch via Steam is out now.

    Get it while it's hot.
     
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    I had loved the civ series, 1 2 and 3 - skipped 4 because of this WOW thing - then found myself downloading the demo Sunday as it was raining hard, bride out of town and awaiting the WOW expansion.

    I bought the game the day after (yesterday) and am a bit red-eyed this morning :)

    Bugger :)

    What a hoot

    Yeah, the pathing is a bit ordinary - I never set units to auto but I do set destinations a few turns ahead and that's gone odd a couple of times.

    Love the military and city defence stuff, and ranged units.

    My first non-demo game - France for extra culture :) - and I've got 6 cities, punching out workers, settlers and wonders - 2 allied city-states 1 giving me food and another more culture - and then the 2 civs I can see break their trade agreements with me and declared war - I thought I was buggered as I had only my scout, original warrior and an extra archer. I tried an auto save not long before aggression to try and butter them up - no joy - so I thought oh well lets see what happens. My cities stated with military units, horsemen and horse archers and an archer unit. But before they came about, my closest city saw a fair bit of pillaging but it held out (the archer unit died early due to running into enemy and I discovered 2 units in town, one will get thrown out :) After I got a few units and changed production I have puppeteered 3 cities destroying 1 civ and the other paid alot for peace (I was silly to take it I think, but they are far off, behind a set of mountains with a single choke point - although I just discovered that they can "make their own boats" to travel across water :)

    Yep, I'm sucked in and the wife has been informed I'll be absent for the next few nights :)
     
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    Awesome stuff Galah :D Sounds like it's done its job!!

    The first MP game I tried, I had a decent spread of land and cities, but minimal offense or defense - my very peaceful neighbours (AI) invaded without warning - and with some very careful management of my few troops, and a mad rush to churn out as many new ones as possible - I was able to destroy the insurgents - and then take the fight to them!

    I didn't give in to the very tempting capitulation offer... Smashed them into history!! :)
     
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    Anyone still playing this? I would love to play a casual multiplayer game (broken up in a few 1-3 hr sittings).
     
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    I'm still playing it, but my experience of Multiplayer suggests you can't save and resume...
     
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    Hi Reaper Smurf,

    I actually played some internet games with a friend but he got bored about halfway through.. :) So, in my experience saving and resuming works well.
     
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    I've tried MP plenty of times, but I just don't like it :)

    The MP for Civ4 worked very well, this.... not so much.
     
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    I tried MP 5 once and couldn't get it to stay loaded for anytime before it crashed - could be my old system, and it didn't look good enough for me to try to fault find.

    I still do the odd single player Civ5
     

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