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PC Gamer Civilization V review: 93%


  • PC Gamer Civilization V review: 93%

    The new PC Gamer (printed) is the first magazine to review Civilization 5. The magazine gives a very good score to the game: 93%! According to the article Civ5 "isn't necessarily better than Civilization IV" because that's almost impossible. "This is more of an equal that exists in parallel, offering a fresh and invigorating style of play with more emphasis on combat"


    • Sir Og
      Sir Og commented
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      Originally posted by Proteus_MST
      Somehow this confirms comments you often read about Civ V,
      i.e. that it has something from Panzer General going Civ.

      Sound like (in contrast to the change from Civ III to Civ IV) there is a good chance (at least for me)
      that Civ V won΄t replace Civ IV on my computer, but rather that both will coexist next to each other
      (especially as in Civ IV consider myself to be a rather peaceful player, fighting wars only when necessary and trying to dominate via other means (religion, culture, tech etc. )
      The change of the combat system does not automatically translate to "I need to fight more wars in Civ5"
      It only means that the wars will be different.

      I agree that there will be less "stuff" (features) to play with in the vanila version because they need to have something left for the expansions.

    • Gibsie
      Gibsie commented
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      ...the source has a picture of Civ 4? Idiots.

    • MxM
      MxM commented
      Editing a comment
      Originally posted by Robert Plomp
      I was also wondering about the "review" label. But PC Gamer is maybe the biggest PC game magazine, I don't suppose they would make such a big error to confuse a preview for a review. So I guess that PC Gamer just got the scoop for the first review. More reviews will follow in the coming days I suspect.
      I suspect that RTM (release to manufacturers) version is ready for Civ V couple month in advance so that they had time to print CDs for boxed version. So, it is a review of the version that you get on CD. There will be most likely "day 0" patch, that even CD version of game would install due to STEAM, so the game will be even better...
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