After two and a half years of work, Sid Meier’s Civilization V is about ready to be unleashed on the masses. Fans of the past series and turn based strategy in general should be pretty happy with what’s coming out.
What I first noticed right off the bat was how great the game looked. I mean the map just looks gorgeous when the person demoing the game was panning around showing off the various tile sets they had. The tile sets range from Asia, America, Africa, and a few others but they all looked incredibly detailed for a Civilization game. To show off the land, they lifted the fog of war, which is actually pretty nicely represented by overhead clouds. As you traverse the land discovering new areas, the clouds dissipate in the areas you discover but normally, it just looks like a very cloudy day for the unknown.