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CIV5 - so is it worth of playing after those patches?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Orion66, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    Hi

    I bought civ5 in a day of premiere. But as you remember AI was so crappy then. So after so many patches I would like to ask all players. Is Civ5 playable? Is AI smarter? Or does it still put its archers on front line without any support just to get it killed by player units?

    What do you say? Should I try to play Civ5 or is it still waste of time because of punny AI ?
     
  2. BobDole

    BobDole American Leader in Civ VI

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    Is the AI perfect? No, they still do some dumb stuff. But they're a lot smarter than at launch, which isn't saying much, but still. They'll actually launch decent invasions (on land at least). They generally arrange their units better and move they in formation together.
     
  3. omnishakira

    omnishakira Chieftain

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    AI is still horrible.
     
  4. Haig

    Haig Chieftain

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    It's a great game, plus the expansion announced today will overhaul the combat system and add zounds of stuff.

    Still the AI even today manages to do good attacks once in a while, especially after the early eras.
     
  5. highfive

    highfive Chieftain

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    Better question ... the AI's never going to be good, but is the MP fixed?

    At launch, the game was unplayable over the internet. It constantly crashed and there was no way to save the game. Even over a LAN, there were no combat animations, no combat log and no game replays. MP basically wasn't implemented and at the very best, totally unplayable.

    What I will say is that Civ V has the potential to be a great tactical strategy game, but bugs, lack of being feature complete and broken functionality made it one of the worst games ever released.

    I looked over the 2011 patch notes and am wondering if I should re-dl it from steam and give it another shot though?
     
  6. Ex.plode

    Ex.plode Chieftain

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    Online has some issues for me, but that's because my net sucks pretty hard. I regularly play LAN games with my brother and it's incredibly fun :)
     
  7. Sarda

    Sarda Diety

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    I'd wait til the expansion is out before you bother. The game atm is still as broken and featureless as its original release.
     
  8. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Multiplayer is worth it if you have time (but max multi can handle is 8 people).

    Expansion looks great, so you may want to wait for that.
     
  9. Ex.plode

    Ex.plode Chieftain

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    Also to play online you would want a couple guys you know so you can co-ordinate play time and make some guidelines :p
     
  10. RoBoSMASH

    RoBoSMASH Chieftain

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    There are also a few groups on steam where committed players (skilled non quitters) congregate. I enjoy the game much more in MP than SP now.

    Firaxis really needs to fix that MP lobby
     
  11. Ex.plode

    Ex.plode Chieftain

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    Didn't know that, my experience has been people rage quitting and griefing :(


    Maybe I should find one of these steam groups and get a game going
     
  12. spider1

    spider1 Chieftain

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    Yes it is. Despite some flaws, it's very much a fun game to play. :)
     
  13. karadoc

    karadoc AI programmer

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    I don't think the developers are devoting the work required to make the AI worth playing against. I'd say skip it and play a different game.
     
  14. Mivo

    Mivo Chieftain

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    I think the game has greatly improved since release. The AI is better than it was initially (but it's not good in the way that, say, GalCiv2's or AI War's AIs are good, and not even good compared to Civ4), and I actually think that for probably 80%+ of gamers it's perfectly fine and adequate (but those are not typically the players who post here -- people here tend to be stronger and more hardcore, so weaknesses get amplified).

    The upcoming expansion seems to address various AI issues as well, so there is more in the works. Plus, MP is improved compared to what it was like at release. Again, that's not very hard and it's not what it could be, but there still has been improvement.
     
  15. Scifi99

    Scifi99 Chieftain

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    play comunity call to power mod and profit!!
     

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