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Has Civ finally Jumped the Shark

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by komodo, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Zymergist

    Zymergist Chieftain

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    I wouldn't trust that site, they said the lego video game series jumped shark.
     
  2. Becephalus

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    No it is not, and you are a fool if you think so. Frankly espionage has always been a useless waste in any civ game. An extreme case of useless feature bloat. Religions were okay but I don't miss them too much and am pretty sure they are coming back in some form or another.

    The game is a huge step forward, it has not jumped the shark. Just because it is not Civ 4 does not mean it jumped the shark.

    MOO3, Simcity Societies, now those were jumping the shark. They went in completely different directions and did a poor job implementing them. This went in a slightly different directions dn did a good job implementing iand
     
  3. HannibalBarca

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    Perfection is lost when too much is taken away. :p
     
  4. pcasey

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    I think its more the natural cycle with these kinds of games.

    Civ I was reasonably accessible.
    Civ II was feature rich.
    Civ III was accessible again to attract new users.
    Civ IV was feature rich
    Civ V is accessible again to attract new users

    As a long time civ players, I personally like the feature rich, more complex releases better than the accessible ones, but there is definitely a pattern here.

    As a side note, does anybody know if there's a console version of civ coming? The new control scheme feels a little like it was designed to work well with a controller rather than a keyboard.
     
  5. Jester Fool

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    Well for 51 pages of people on the Firaxis CTD thread in their forums it does not. Educate yourself first before making sweeping generalizations that are not true.
     
  6. SuperJay

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    So what you're saying is... a PC software product doesn't run flawlessly on every single machine, and a few hundred people had problems with it.

    Compared to how many tens of thousands of people for whom it runs just fine? ;)

    Nice try though! :goodjob:
     
  7. Jester Fool

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    I suppose you are saying that it sucks to be the hundreds of people who paid $50 for a game that doesn't work, and thanks to Steam - they don't get their money back either. How very enlightened of you. You really should show more empathy. I bet your attitude wouldn't be so cavilier if it was your money flushed down the toilet. I can understand bugs and balance issues, but the game not even working is a totally different ball game.
     
  8. crismac

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    :agree: This is exactly the way I feel.There is no reason to expand on this :goodjob:
     

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