I've only played Civ 4 but damn does Civ 5 look amazing, I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this godlike game. A must buy for any PC gamer ...you dont even have to pirate it because the quality of the game and epicness of it is guaranteed so you don't think you'll be left with a shitty games in your hands and $49 wasted. gogo buy it!
The new hex based map and tweaked fight system sounds really good! If the battless are more strategially involving, this will be a dream...
if I only could find enough time to this... well the sleeping is ower estimated hobby at best...
I still remember Civilization before it was a computer game. It wasn't that good, and neither was Civ 1, but Civ 2 really turned the game around and made it much more engaging and extremely addicting.
This game has probably broken up more relationships than blue-eyed blondes with large breasts. I remember ignoring my girlfriends (even more than normal) while staying up all night and into the morning, and then having to head to work without sleep. It's amazing how you'd think it was 11:00 PM and then you'd see the Sun rising - if nothing else this game proves time isn't a constant.
[citation][nom]vulcan900[/nom]Whenever I think of strategy games, the first thing that comes to my mind is Age of Empires. It was simply the best.[/citation]
AoE, while had nice graphics for its time, is a clickfest. It can not even come close to CIV in strategic depth. (I did like AoE too, but comparing it with Civ, feels like insult to Civ)
I've been waiting for this game for like a year and half after I stopped playing Civ 4 + mods. I wish they would make a 64 bit version to take advantage of the large amount of memory most people have now.
[citation][nom]Moshu78[/nom]That's because you're not old enough to remember the original civilizations. AoE was just a Microsoft clone. CIV forever![/citation]
Not true. Both Civ and AOE series are very good games. They have different mix of resources gathering and combat but they are both very fun.
On the other hand, I never liked Star Craft that much....
Call to Power (great for its time)
Supreme Commander (1 and 2 but for different reasons IMO it borderlines the epic category but it hasn't been out long enough for me to call it such)
WarCraft I (yea, i'm not into the WarCraft series but the first one was great, for its time)
Chess (yea yea, not what you would think)
Shogi (great game if you know how to play)
Go (Ancient game, but its very deep if you get into it)
Good strategy games IMO
AOE (it was very involved for when it came out)
the last three are board games, but you have to admit great strategy games nonetheless, i left out command and conquer but i admit it is good, i just don't like it. i leave out WarCraft 2,3 because they were bad in their own ways (exactly the same units per race, and heros respectively). I've also heard company of hero's is good but I've not played it. warhammer 40k i didn't like the first one, I've yet to play the second.
I might have missed a few games but it is probably because I've yet to play them.
I've played all the Civs since #2 and will probably buy this one too. But every time they announce a new one I feel a flare of anger at the fact that they didn't spend their development time creating Alpha Centauri II instead. A.C. was a simply phenomenal Sci-fi version of Civilization that has been screaming out for a sequel for years now. Maybe we'll get that next? I'm not holding my breath.