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Gamespot reviews Civ5 Multiplayer and Modding!


  • Gamespot reviews Civ5 Multiplayer and Modding!

    Gamespot placed a review of the Modding and Multiplayer abilities of Civilization V online! It talks in-depth about Modding: "The worldbuilder itself is remarkably easy to use" the review says. It's even possible to 'tune' the game you're playing: "You can also use the game's "tuner" tool in-game, which lets you change in-game values and units in real time over the course of an actual game." One of the mods-in-progress Gamespot saw was: "a tactical mod that starts all players with a preset handful of military units, which appear to be gigantic on the world map, and that plays less like a game of traditional Civ and more like a game of chess." Mods can even work together: "you can set Civ V's mods to work directly with other mods (or to be exclusive of other mods)"

    The 2nd part of the review is about the multiplayer session with 3 of the staff of Firaxis, including Jon Shafer "who, for the record, is a bloodthirsty monster and is not to be trusted in a Civ V multiplayer session." It may be good to keep that in mind! Apart from a couple of screenshots there's also a video interview with Sid Meier. All in all a worthwhile read about Civilization 5!

    Read the entire review and view the interview at Gamespot

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