GDC: Civilization V impressions conquer SF

Wednesday, 10th March 2010 12:33 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Civilization V’s one of GDC’s biggest games this week, and a bunch of previews and impressions of Meier’s latest are now live following a round of showings in California yesterday.

Steph’s seeing this today, so we should have some news for you tomorrow. In the meantime, get strategic with this lot.

Sid Meier’s giving a main keynote at GDC this Friday. The game’s due later this year.



  1. OlderGamer

    VERY concerned about this game. Most of those links blast the Console Civ Rev game. Well I enjoyed and still play nearly every day that version. What i really wanted was a sequal to that.

    I recently went back to play Civ iv and did not enjoy it. I felt it played too slow and I spent way too much time micro managing. I just didn’t have fun.

    I see alot of pitfalls in the new build. The one unit per hex? What are they thinking. Its not civ, it might work, but it isn’t civ. Next you know they will turn it into a RTS.

    Gonna have to wait and see I guess, mean while I want a Civ Rev 2.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. frod

    Yep. Civ Rev makes for perfect snack-sized Civ. Call it ADD but I just have so many more distractions these days, keeping track of a full game of Civ is just not something I’m realistically going to be able to do.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DeSpiritusBellum

    I haven’t played Rev at all, so I don’t know, but if it did strike a chord with people, I’m sure they’ll be bringing it back.

    Civilization has always been about micromanaging to me. I grew up with it as standard, so I always have a blast when I’m managing a huge empire. I think the “new breed” like Sins of a Solar Empire is a great alternative, but I always end up missing the depth of games like Master of Orion. I think micro management gets too bad a rep sometimes, although I fully understand why it turns some people off.

    I’m more nervous about the fact that there’s never been two good Civilization games back to back though. It’s time to break the damn cycle.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Khanivor

    If you want Civ Rev 2 then wait for that, eh?

    #4 5 years ago

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