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  1. North says:

    Civilization V in multiplayer… *sobs* I just can’t get over this game.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to North says:

      Is it better than IV? Because IV had me hooked for a while, based on the recommendations of FREAKING EVERYBODY.Report

      • Mike Schilling in reply to Jaybird says:

        It depends; is the IV plain saline or something more interesting?Report

      • North in reply to Jaybird says:

        Originally Civ V was prettier than IV but nowhere even approaching as good playstyle wise. They had some serious problems with natural resources and game mechanics that made it clunky and kind of stupid. For a little while it sucked severely and people were going back to IV.

        Then they released a patch and it fixed everything. Civ V became comparable to IV strategically and was much much prettier looking. Then they released Gods and Kings which added religion and espionage and Civ V finally definitively outpaced IV strategically.

        Then they released Civ V Brave New World and Civ V transmogrified into pure heroin. Specifically they added something called trade routes where instead of getting so much gold just from the landscape you’d establish trade routes with your own cities, other players cities or City states. The caravans or trade shops would follow publicly viewable routes and could be pillaged by barbarians or Civs at war for serious dough. So suddenly you have really good reasons to want a modest navy/cavalry patrolling your trade routes.

        It is just brain meltingly good now. I’m so monsterously addicted. I want to play it all the frickin time.Report

      • morat20 in reply to Jaybird says:

        Shorter answer: Civ V was not, Civ 5 + the expansions = pure Civ crack.

        Seriously, really fun. Steam has regular sales on it, too.Report

  2. Reformed Republican says:

    I thought about getting DIII and its expansion on the PC, but I decided to replay Titan Quest instead. I also started playing Rome: Total War, which I get in a Steam sale a couple of summers ago and never got around to playing.Report