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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Game of the Year Edition

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With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier'sCivilizationis recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games take this incredibly … see full wiki

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A little slow but a lot of game.

  • Feb 1, 2006
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After blogging a bit about purchasing a system that could play this game I finally had my shot over the last week or two and here are my impressions:

Graphics. The general illustrations are not bad but not earthshattering. The background animation is pretty nice. I keep noticing new things every game I play.

Game system changes: The addition of Religion add a real interesting aspect to the game, the ability to see why people like or hate you is good too but Religions are to my mind the backbone of the game. It adds a realistic aspect to the game and is handled with respect. I must admit I get goosebumps when Leonard Nimoy reads "I am the Lord your God...."

The new civic system is pretty nice too. You get a lot of options, I also like the idea of leaders trying to CONVERT you to their system or their religions, it adds a lot to the game.

The new units work very well and force you to go in many different directions along with the promotion system. There are almost TOO many choices. The ability to speed up the game really helps if you are not somebody with unlimited time.

The only big change I would make would be to allow a random selection of the starting world. I don't see why that wasn't included. I expect in the expansion when we see additional civs that would be there.

System issues: Remember this game needs a TON of oomph. If you have an old system stick with CIV III which is an awesome game on its own (as is CIV II). High memory and strong graphic cards are a requirement not an option.

Still it is worth your money if your system can handle it.

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