What will it require to play it on max graphics with a 45fps or higher frame rate is my question as the recommended is most likely based on using medium or just high settings and not maxing out everything.
Thats some really constrained system requirements compared to the other game releases. Though for the recommended requirements I kind of question of doubt Intel HD 4000 is going to max out this one or Intel HD 4400 or 4600 will do too much better. Though I do like that they point out virtually any Ivy Bridge or better CPU architecture will work since the amount of advancement has made fast dual-cores that can out perform some of the old original quad-core CPUs.
I strongly doubt CIV5 is playable in a smaller environment than "medium", if you stay on a 1,8GHz core 2 Duo... When I play it on my 3,5GHz quad, I still got the impression I can make myself a cup of coffee between some turns (that is playing solo mode of course!).
I Love Civilizations game. But for this is just so so.. Nothing to shout about. Yeah, Maybe you can recruit barbarian now oh! I meant alien but nothing much new of course this take place in outer space. they just change the scenario to outer space instead on earth.
And there are three path to follow Harmony, Affinity and supremacy. I play the latter But I would like to go back and play Harmony.
What I meant I feel a bit disappointed after so many years I think There would be a lot of major changes and improvement but no, basically it still the same. I prefer Civ. 4 & Romance of the three kingdom XI