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Now have Civ V in my cold grabby hands... or rather, in my disc drive, installed on my computer.

See y'all in... a couple weeks?

(Well, except that Final Fantasy XIV is also coming out Any Day Now, so I'll also be seeing those people... >_> )


Sep. 21st, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Civ 5 sounds cool, but I decided to wait until it's cheap. I've still only played a couple games of Civ 4, so if I get the urge for some Civilization I'll just play that one.
Sep. 21st, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Same here, and it makes me sad to admit it. I don't even think I've played it since I bought a 24" monitor last fall -- even though, as I bought it, I remember thinking, "ooh, screen real estate for Civ!"
Sep. 21st, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
It's just hard to find the time for a full game of Civ. When Civ 4 came out I bought it and I think I played 1 game. Then last year when they had it on sale with all the expansions on Steam, I got it and played a few more. So I figure when I do find time I'll get just as much enjoyment from playing Civ 4, and I'll be playing Civ 5 a few years down the line.

Of course, if they ever make a sequel to Alpha Centauri, I'll be getting that one right away.
Sep. 21st, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
AC is the reason I swore off all games of that genre. No shit, I lost time and wound up missing a day of work because of that game. I can't handle it.
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Sep. 22nd, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
There was just something about it - even though it was essentially Civ 2.5 under the trappings, those trappings made a huge difference. The faction leader personalities worked, the setting was cool, the futuristic technologies were way more exciting to research than Civ's equivalent historical technologies, and the one main gameplay departure (the unit workshop) was a big improvement.
Sep. 21st, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Of course, if they ever make a sequel to Alpha Centauri, I'll be getting that one right away.

I'm with you! But it occurs to me, with Civ 4, they totally could have done that as a mod. And since the lead designer for Civ 5 came from the fan/modding user community, I assume it'll be extensible as can be.