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Civilization V

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Overall 5
5.0

Civilization V’s Brave New World expansion again fails to make an interesting strategy game (review)

venturebeat.com
8 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The first 100 turns or so of a Civ V game hold that magic of the better prequels in this series — so full of exploration, discovery, mystery, and chance. It doesn’t hurt that the animations are beautiful and the attention to detail gorgeous; at times, I’d start a war just to see rockets fly or swords clash.
  • Pros: The World Congress adds to diplomacy The one new addition that breaks up the monotony is the World Congress. This is where you can propose global resolutions, such as a trade embargo against a rival civilization or city-state (which eliminates any existing connected trade routes), a ban on a luxury resource (which cuts off any happiness benefit), or a tax on military units (which increases maintenance costs). The Congress plays well into diplomacy, too, where other le...
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Overall 6
6.0

Civilization V

PC Magazine
6 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Given the series' stellar pedigree, Civilization V would have to work feverishly to be disappointing. But this highly simplified chapter in the Civ saga tries its best.
  • Pros: Addictive as ever. Some excellent game-play additions.
  • Cons: Feels far more simplistic and less rich than previous Civilization titles. Changes to major mechanics will require significant readjustment time for veterans.
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Overall 7
6.5

Civilization V: Gods and Kings can’t fix what is fundamentally flawed (review)

venturebeat.com
18 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Gods and Kings feels like Civ V is taking a step forward in some respects. The new espionage system is a worthy addition, and it smartly enhances the sorely lacking diplomacy of the original release. But Gods and Kings also feels as if a lead boot firmly plants the other leg on the ground, leaving it unable to move. Global happiness just doesn’t work, and I don’t know if fixing this is even possible, considering that so many other gameplay systems depend on the mechanic.
  • Pros: Civ V is finally a builder’s game Many times when I approach a new Civ adventure, I just want to plunk down in some corner of the world and erect impressive structures of culture and significance that last the ages. Warring with rival nations can be a stressful affair that I’d prefer to avoid if possible. And if you choose an archipelago map type (because the A.I. still doesn’t seem to quite understand the importance of naval power), you’ll be left alone enough to bui...
  • Cons: Civ V is still fundamentally flawed At the core of the Civilization series is the management of a careful balance between expanding your empire and researching new technologies, maintaining a standing army, and improving diplomatic relations with other nations. Civ V, unlike the previous games that use corruption (Civs II and III) or treat founding new cities as a monetary investment (Civ IV), employs a global happiness mechanic to prevent you from building too much t...
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Lastability 5
5.0

Civilization 5

Cheat Happens
28 September 2010
  • Excerpt: For the last few years, there's been a not-so-quiet war brewing over the Civilization series. On one side; the strategy series' purists craving the depth and formula they've known for years. On the other, the fans brought in by the series' first console iteration; Civilization Revolution , which featured a much more streamlined and approachable interface for casual fans.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Lastability 5
5.0

Civilization 5

Cheat Happens
28 September 2010
  • Excerpt: For the last few years, there's been a not-so-quiet war brewing over the Civilization series. On one side; the strategy series' purists craving the depth and formula they've known for years. On the other, the fans brought in by the series' first console iteration; Civilization Revolution , which featured a much more streamlined and approachable interface for casual fans.
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Overall 7
6.5

Civilization V, lo que podría haber sido y no es.

pc.ongames.com
10 September 2010
Overall 5
5.0

Shaun White Snowboarding

Tom's Games
18 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Sentiment de liberté totale, sensations grisantes, Shaun White bénéficie de qualités intrinsèques évidentes. Mais proposer un monde ouvert ne suffit pas à rendre l'expérience pleinement satisfaisante. Au-delà du gameplay, c'est la structure même du jeu qui est bancale, l’intérêt se trouvant donc forcément entravé par ce côté permissif.
  • Pros: Des sensations grisantes, La diversité des montagnes, Le sentiment de liberté, Une véritable culture du snowboard
  • Cons: Le manque évident de challenge, Une réalisation pas top, Une structure de jeu bancale, Maniabilité trop rigide, Aucun changement climatique
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