Civilization V: Gods & Kings 12 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Serio VIP Member

The Dane

149,846 XP

11th November 2006

3 Uploads

12,506 Posts

37 Threads

#1 6 years ago

This might have passed over the heads of some, but the first expansion for Civilization V, Gods & Kings, was released today in Europe. It has a focus on bringing back some of the features from the previous game that people were missing, specifically espionage and religion. I haven't spent a whole lot of time on it so far, but one thing I like about the expansion is the nine new civilizations. They're varied, unique, and far more interesting to play as than those in the standard game.

So, what are everyone's thoughts on it?




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#2 6 years ago

I liked Civ V, though I know some of the features they took out or streamlined compared to IV created a more divided response. I haven't bought and tried it though, but since you seem to have, here's some things I want to know:

-How significant are the gameplay changes? They were discussing alot about the ways they would change combat and the like.

-Has the AI been improved at all?

-You have discussed about the new civs- any love for the old ones, or have they not been changed/improved?

-Any features you have been surprised by?




Serio VIP Member

The Dane

149,846 XP

11th November 2006

3 Uploads

12,506 Posts

37 Threads

#3 6 years ago

1) I can't say for sure. With the expansion, I started playing on Normal difficulty, but I can say that my cities were able to effectively fend off an entire 20 unit Austrian invasion force. Ranged attacks are much more effective now.

2) Somewhat. After the above invasion, everyone started denouncing Austria, forcing them to sign a peace treaty with me. I didn't have a lot of territory, and no army, which apparently caused the AI to consider it an illegal war of some sort.

3) No changes to the old civs.

4) Not yet.




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#4 6 years ago

Hmm, guess I'll wait for it to go on sale on steam before I get it. With regards to the AI, what I meant is whether or not AI loves their war. At least when I play the AI seems to be very trigger happy, but it is good if there are ways to prevent civilizations from getting steamrolled if other players line up against it.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

The Bad

216,838 XP

7th December 2003

0 Uploads

19,998 Posts

6 Threads

#5 6 years ago

Civ 5 is a good game, I only played through it once though (unlike Civ1 or Civ2). Maybe the expansion will improve the experience a bit for me. Right now I don't really have time for a big game like that though, so maybe I'll also wait until the expansion is on offer somewhere.

From what I read the espionage feature is not what it used to be. You just a menu item and random messages from spies, no targeted actions.




Serio VIP Member

The Dane

149,846 XP

11th November 2006

3 Uploads

12,506 Posts

37 Threads

#6 6 years ago

Commissar MercZ;5646211Hmm, guess I'll wait for it to go on sale on steam before I get it. With regards to the AI, what I meant is whether or not AI loves their war. At least when I play the AI seems to be very trigger happy, but it is good if there are ways to prevent civilizations from getting steamrolled if other players line up against it.[/QUOTE] It seems to depend on the personality of the AI. More ruthless or barbaric personalities will wage war for no reason or gain, whereas the more calculated ones will try to outsmart the player. Or that's how it appears.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5646268]Civ 5 is a good game, I only played through it once though (unlike Civ1 or Civ2). Maybe the expansion will improve the experience a bit for me. Right now I don't really have time for a big game like that though, so maybe I'll also wait until the expansion is on offer somewhere.

From what I read the espionage feature is not what it used to be. You just a menu item and random messages from spies, no targeted actions.

Like I said, I haven't had it appear yet, so I can't comment on it.




Commissar MercZ

Notable Loser

300,005 XP

29th January 2005

0 Uploads

27,113 Posts

0 Threads

#7 6 years ago
Serio;5646415It seems to depend on the personality of the AI. More ruthless or barbaric personalities will wage war for no reason or gain, whereas the more calculated ones will try to outsmart the player. Or that's how it appears.

Sometimes for me in the original game though it appeared that despite AI personalities, they seemed to be wacko. I mean I had one game where Gandhi became a maniacal warlord and took over an entire continent, wiping out poor China in the process. Montezuma, meanwhile, never went to war and got destroyed by the Danes. :p




Ensign Riles VIP Member

No! I'm Spamacus!

426,515 XP

17th June 2003

0 Uploads

39,479 Posts

1 Threads

#8 6 years ago

I'm pretty underwhelmed by the espionage system. I'd much rather Civilization IV's implementation.

As for religion, I thought it would play a larger role in diplomacy. Perhaps I haven't played it enough, but it doesn't seem to have as great of an effect as in the last game. Hopefully mods like Rhye's and Fall improves it.




Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#9 6 years ago

I have an ongoing let's play as Carthage. You can check it out here if you want to know more about the game.

Civ 5: Gods & Kings - Carthage - YouTube




Serio VIP Member

The Dane

149,846 XP

11th November 2006

3 Uploads

12,506 Posts

37 Threads

#10 6 years ago

Ensign Riles;5646743I'm pretty underwhelmed by the espionage system. I'd much rather Civilization IV's implementation.

As for religion, I thought it would play a larger role in diplomacy. Perhaps I haven't played it enough, but it doesn't seem to have as great of an effect as in the last game. Hopefully mods like Rhye's and Fall improves it.

Religion has never played a very big role in any of the games. In Civ IV, it was just "You founded a religion! Have some increased happiness for following it!". No bonuses or anything like that.




  • 1
  • 2