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Civilization V: Brave New World fails to make an interesting strategy game | GamesBeat review

GamesBeat's Rob Savillo: The first 100 turns or so of a Civ V game hold that magic of the better prequels in this series — so full of exploration, discovery, mystery, and chance. It doesn’t hurt that the animations are beautiful and the attention to detail gorgeous; at times, I’d start a war just to see rockets fly or swords clash.

But as the game progresses, it quickly devolves into the same cycle of rote resource accumulation of filling culture and gold and science and tourism and faith and happiness buckets. That’d be all right if their buildup wasn’t a surefire thing you could depend upon. Sometimes Civ V feels like it’s on autopilot, which isn’t the hallmark of a strategy game worth your time.

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deantak1567d ago

I love this game. Except for the centuries long battles.

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JeffGrubb1567d ago

I'm hoping some young devs can get into the 4X genre and jump start it with some new ideas.

andrewer1567d ago

Civilization II will always be the best for me

mmj1567d ago

I didn't like Espionage from the last expansion either, it's annoying having the CPU steal your resarch all the time, would rather they put the effort into real AI rather than handicaps and gimmicks.

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