I'm really disappointed
I'm really disappointed, unfortunately. I was really looking forward to this one. But I don't even feel like booting it up again.
I really hate that you embark a worker into the water, and he no longer stacks with a naval vessel trying to protect him. Since ships can range attack it is impossible to protect the worker like it is on land.
Then there is the crash to desktop that killed 30 minutes of play for me this morning.
I play civ 4 on immortal regularly. My comp handles huge maps with 18 civs on it. This game makes the same rig chug with 5 other civs in the mid-late game. It looks different, but only slightly better, so I don't see how it's my rig that's at fault. My specs are at the recommended level from the PC Gamer review, above the required specs.
I played the game all day yesterday, then a half hour today which was completely wiped out from the crash.
I needed coal so I allied with a city state that had some (apparently there is only one coal deposit in the entire western hemisphere of earth, unfortunately). He had the mine, 6 coal, and yet when allied with him I had no coal. No railroads for me. Not to mention the maintenance costs of roads and railroads...no way to automate workers on that stuff, they'll make you broke.
I really feel like civ 4 is the better game of the two. It feels much bigger, much more polished, more complete. Perhaps it should since it had 2 expansions, but it's not like all that code wasn't available to the makers of civ 5, since they're the same people.
I just wanted Firaxis to know that I've played every civ game, played the crap out of some of them for years, and if I could I'd get my money back for this one. Since I can't I'll put it aside and continue to play civ 4 for the next 6 months or so then see how it has been improved by then. I'm really disappointed...the only thing I really liked better than in civ4 was the city states. Except for when you can't get the resource you've paid them for. Then I find I really dislike playing tetris with workers trying to build a road from a to b, and with getting troops to the front. I don't like that you can't defend a unit with another unit. I don't like the endless popups. I'm pretty ambivalent leading toward dislike about the new UI. I'm ambivalent tending toward like on the new painterly graphics, but I'd give them up in a heartbeat for the performance of civ 4.
Firaxis, if you'll give me my money back let me know. I know Wal-Mart wont give my money back.
Wow, the reviews of this game let me down, I think. They made this sound like a big jump up from civ 4. I do not believe that is so.
as a fellow gamer who has played all the civs...this by far is the worst of the lot...how could it be so much worse and yet we have so much technology available to us to design a better game? how can you NOT be better than the original CIVS.
Try playing in DX9 mode. DX10 is really badly implemented in this game. It automatically makes it many times slower and doesn't improve graphics that much. Only thing I miss is antialiasing.
Unfortunately getting rid of the performance problems doesn't really make the game any more interesting.
Antialiasing doesn't work for me either on DX11, it's phenomenal. I don't care how detailed their textures are, all I see is a bunch of squarish pixels when I zoom out. Wasn't aware that DX9 is faster, I'll try that, my DX11 crashes like crazy once i reach modern.
Originally Posted by kekkonen