Posted: June 28
this game is one of the most intricate games on steam. before i go any further, just because it is an intricate game doesnt mean it is an amazing game. Civ v is a strategy game that allows you to control, nurture, and grow your own civilization. you compete against other civilizations, computer controlled or player controlled, for the strongest empire in the game. the game gets this part spot on. it allows you to make your empire any stlye you want, whether military, production, tourism, and many more. it allows you to build anything significant that has been in history. now, when you look past all the creativeness and choice you have in the game, you'll find it very, how do you say, ordinary. other than the realistic historical storyline that you follow and the option to choose what you want to build, the game breaks down to a 2D tile scroller where you command your pieces to move, attack, build, etc. this is the main process of the game. the game will "allow" you choices like what you want to discover, whether archery of the wheel, but in the end it doesnt matter what you choose, because for the game to progress you must, in the end, choose both to discover. and while you are allowed to choose what to build and who to attack, it is so tedious to do these things you wont want to do them. for instance, if you want to attack the empire next to you, first you must make some warriors, which takes numerous turns. then, you must move the warrior piece to attack position, which takes even more turns. now, to conquer the city next to you, it takes 10 warriors. see the dilemma? by the time you conquer that city, you will want to quit the game, lay in your bed, and think about your life decisions. overall, this games pros and cons balance themselves out. only buy this game if its on sale.