Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization V
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Uncivilised 5 ... 5 being the FPS
Jamming Jim, amazon.co.uk
26 April 2011
Summary: There's a lot of die-hard fans all complaining about the lack of complexity in the recent releases. I've been playing since CIV2 in 1996 and actually welcome the simplicity introduced in revolutions (xbox360) and civ 5 (mac), its even got the wifey interested and with 3 screaming kids I don't need anymore headaches associated with micro management. So why the 1 Star Rating? Its a terrible mac port by Aspyr, I've got the latest MacBook Pro and its simply unplayable.
Summary: For those of you that have played Civilization IV please don't bother wasting your money on this very bad successor! The depth and complex engine of IV has been replaced by a basic and completey inferior phoney! For those of you that have not yet played a Civilization game, don't buy this one because it is truly very bad, but buy the best version yet called Civilization IV Complete. Also, what I found on Civ-5 is that around year 2000 the game constantly crashed!
Summary: All I can possibly say is that I should have heeded the warnings. This game is atrocious and i have been a fan of Civ for years. I can not fathom as to why they would change almost every enjoyable aspect of the previous Civ's to create this monstrous, cumbersome game. An incredible waste of money and time. AVOID!!!!!
Summary: This is not so much about the game itself but rather the Steam thing one is forced to play within. I seldom write reviews but this time I feel compelled to do so, if only to spare you the frustration of, having sat yourself down to attempt to enjoy the game in spite of all previous warnings and reviews (all true by the way), you should find yourself, like me, repeatedly confronted with the warning STEAM ERROR - Steam servers are currently too busy to handle your request.
Summary: WARNING: To use this game you'll need to install STEAM. It is a very poorly written piece of software. It downloaded itself 99% _5_ times and then gave up for no reason. That was 100+ MB of bandwidth wasted. I've finally managed to install STEAM and create an account and installed the 2.91 GB DVD image after 2+ hours - ready to play? Nope. It wants to install some 250MB from the "steam cloud". Game will be ready in 90 minutes.
Summary: This is not a review of the game, as I now discover that despite having a reasonably recent and well-specified Macbook, I need to upgrade both OS and graphics card to run it.This didn't become apparent, however, until I had spent many hours jumping through all the hoops of installing and registering with 'Steam' which then seemed to insist I download a game I had on a DVD. Why?
Summary: Where do you start with this game? To use the game you must activate or use a steam account. You then have to download the game from steam to use it. So what is the point of the DVD? After that the game is tied to your steam account and your stuck with it. You can't sell it etc.. Personally i think this is a disgrace and you should have the right to sell anything you have bought and dont wish to keep.
Summary: My Mac is at the recommended level of specification but there were problems right from the start. When starting the game the title screen did not show, you can hear the voices of characters but cannot view the video that goes with it. I also did not like having to install through Steam. I then decided to sell the game as second hand on amazon. This is not possible, games run through steam are non-transferable, once registered with steam a game cannot used by anyone else.
Summary: Hi, This will be the first ever product that I will be returning to Amazon. I've played every title in the civilisation series, I first played civ 1 on a Mac while in University in 1993. THe reason I am saying to avoid this is that when you buy it you will have to register it by downloading an application called Steam to your desktop.
Summary: I've been running this on the latest Macbook Pro (with the top specification - i7 processor, 512mb graphics card, etc.) and it is incredibly slow - to the point of being almost unplayable. I've tried loading it having restarting my computer and without and other applications running. Major frustrations all round. The opening video doesn't work, the game crawls along when I'd expect the units just to move promptly. Avoid like the plague until Steam irons out the issues.