I am liking the game. Please let me share what you like about the game as well please
After weeks of complaining about Civ V, I finally like the game. There are times where I don't want to stop playing. While this game still has lots of drawbacks, this post is to share the good things or what you find good with the game.
I am hoping to find new things that I may have over looked.
-So for me, I love that the Stacks of Doom is gone.
-I love that if I forget to give a unit an order, the game reminds me to do so. Unless I hit the space bar, or skip turn icon, the game will remind me to give a unit an order.
-I am finally getting use to the interface, and I like it now. Before I didn't like it, but now I do.
-I like the combat system as well. I like the little animations of the combat.
-I also like how with units are not restricted to just one hex per turn. It speeds up the game a bit for the intial exploration of the game.
So what do you guys enjoy about Civ V. Hopefully I may have missed some of the good things about this game and will make me play it longer.
For me it's when I start a new game and think to myself all of the different approaches to victory conditions that I can achieve and how to get there. So the replay value of this game is 100% Some games you play it's like, yup just beat it, now it's on the shelf collecting dust. With this game every start and every civ has so many possibilities that it's almost endless. The music is also great, gets you in the mood and quite relaxes me after a hard day or whatnot. Also the updated interface and graphics is a nice change. I find myself playing non-stop with free time. It is hard to come by a game like this, but every so often it happens. Just my 2 cents.
This is exactly what I like about it as well PLUS all that Davor said. But I just especially like the beginning of a game, playing with a new Civ, playing on a different map configuration, and looking at my starting location, and thinking 'Ok, how do I want to try to win this time (and I don't always win)'. It's just fun for me to try a new approach with a new civ on a new map and let the story unfold.
Originally Posted by Scout4536
In fact, with this version V, I've started to look at the game with role-playing on my mind, really getting into the fact that it's MY civilization. Making a story out of it kind of. With past editions I was always playing the numbers or trying to exploit things.
I like many things about the game, most already mentioned. However, my biggest love for the game is.... It's not like the rest! It is change, and I like change...
The single thing that I love best about Civilization 5 is the nuclear missles(new at this game).
I love wiping out cities and their inhabitants in total annhiliation and scarring the surrounding landscape in a field of poisonous ash... MWAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!
Seriously it's pretty fun, I got pretty pissed off of America, so I dropped 6 nukes into their territory, but I lost a couple of em while they were in a submarine.
I only wish that I could insult other civilzations, they can do it to us, so why not we to them? And can we have a "threaten" option instead of demanding?
The replay value is awesome! For $60, (well to be honest, I got it for a birthday gift but if I had paid for it) I will get hundreds of hours of enjoyment.
Unlike some games, while they may be very fun (half-life, GTA series), once I solve them I never return.
The combat is really good. It's much more strategic than Civ IV.
Social policies are really cool as well.
-Combat tactics (though there are some inconsistencies--AI can stack units in their cities for example, and nukes don't smash barbarian galleys in one hit)
-Organic culture growth (as opposed to the weird fat crosses of Civ IV)
-Graphics (pretty mountains. That said, texture pop-ins are annoying)
-The screen introducing you to your civ. "All hail X leader, you are the ruler of the mighty Y civilization"
-Music (Lots of awesome licensed music and the original music included is very high quality, and tied to each nation's cultural identity through key songs like America the Beautiful or I Vow to Thee My Country)
-City-states (flawed due to unbalance maritime CS, overuse of money, and small role in diplomacy, but a good inclusion regardless)
Go for a cultural victory if you haven't yet. Those wins have been my favorites.
Yes, ofcourse this game is a great success,
The only problem for me is just that 69 city BUG,which im sure will be resolved in the upcoming patch.
This is the best,no doubt, the best civ game so far.
I like the potential of the game. I can still see that someday it can be a great game.
Half of me thinks that this game is the best so far - half of me think it sucks.
I love the culture and social policy system. I like the city states. But I like it most for the improvisation that the combat and resources necessitate.
My first try at King and I had an awesome war with Caesar that was touch and go from beginning to end - it was awesome because the random spread of resources and terrain had forced me to expand in ways I hadn't intended...causing huge difficulty in communication from one end of the empire to the other - but I'd had to do it to get the steel I needed. Caesar had an advantage over me directly because of this. His tactics were basic, he had overwhelming numbers - but because of the new combat system I was able to use the terrain to my advantage, and hang on. It was fantastic. In the old SoD system, he'd have creamed me.
But therein lies the reason I find the game sucks as much as it roars. When I moved up to Emperor and I had a more fortunate spread of resources, more easily accessible and defendable, the AI is so dull that when CAesar came knocking I beat him in five turns (similar unit tech levels - but this time the terrain didn't disadvantage me, and the AI is so limited it seems to attack by the shortest direct path - meaning directly over a mountain range rather than coming up through the grasslands to the South). A big disappointment. I suspect that they might not have revised the combat programming much - cos I cuoldn't help feeling that CAesar was using SoD strategy.
So I love it cos of the random resource spread and the combat system. And I'm moving up to imortal level and hope to find the answer to my dreams of a challenge there
I also like it cos it's a change and change is good.
I like that Bismark and Catherine are too stupid to attack my front city of Stockholm in my co-op deity game. Instead they bypassing everything, including my military, and thrust their every growing armies of Landschneckt and Longswords into my net of ololol crossbows in a convoluted attempt to kill my back line city of Mumbai.
Meanwhile, I slowly catch up to their scientific lead using Great Scientists
So basically, I love that the AI is dumb enough for me to stand a chance in Deity games after only 3-4 weeks. This isn't a good thing, however.
Last edited by psikoticsilver; 10-21-2010 at 09:02 PM.