Reviews by krowiak

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Different, but still great

krowiak | Nov. 2, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V

The game is noticably different than previous games in the series - this is very important, and, I believe, the source of most of complaints. However, if you're not just looking for Civ-IV-but-prettier, it is an amazing game with lots of depth, quite a bit of variety (the special perks of each civilizations can on their own make games feel different) and - finally - a really engaging tactical layer. There are downsides, however: AI can act pretty irrationally (it is much better that what was supposedly happening before patchs, though) and some parts (espionage, religion, international trade) are not present in the base game, so if you want them, you'll have to buy expansions; finally, the research tree is a bit too linear. Still, even in this shape, I can easily reccomend it.