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How does Civ 4 compare to Civ 5?

I've been toying with the thought of getting myself civ 5 forever.

7 years ago by spoderman with 17 comments

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  • Guilhem
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    There are a few jumps. Hexagonal tiles, 1 military unit per tile. But if you take the goty edition it Is very worth it. Overall I like civ V better but it really needed it's expansion packs to shine.

    • spoderman
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      Is it worth the money without the extension pack?

      • Guilhem
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        Why would you do that ? Wait for a Steamsales it's 5€ for the game + all dlc/xpack.

        To answer your question, no if you have civ iv BTS.

        • spoderman
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          thanks

          • Guilhem
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            God you answer fast, I'm on mobile without an app I can't keep up.

            • spoderman
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              I have special powers.

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              Poof!

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              Poof!

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              Poof!

            • spoderman
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              Wait ... mobile? Is there a Snapzu App?

            • Guilhem
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              No and as a WP user I should get used to my browser.

            • Guilhem
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              Somebody wanted her level 9 pretty badly.

            • spoderman
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              What is WP?

            • Guilhem
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              Sorry, Windows Phone. You know the 1/2% with a Nokia Lumia ? It's us !

  • NinjaKlaus
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    know a lot of people hated the stacked units stuff, but I miss that. I hate having to rely on six Cannons and five riflemen at the midpoint of the game just to take down a city state that annoyed me. Civ5 is a great game, but Civ IV is my favorite in the series thus far. My advice, watch those steam sales, you can pick up Civ games for a steal and they are all worth the time.

  • greenlamb
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    I know I'm late to the party, but just to echo Guilhem, Civ5 is totally worth it. Especially with the expansion packs. It's a big shift in gameplay, but it also works quite well.

    About the lack of stacked units, I also missed it a bit from Civ4, but other people didn't like it because it was seen as exploitable, but I liked it because I exploited it to my advantage in single player games :) In any case, after a while I didn't miss it in Civ5 anymore, there's definitely other ways to overpower your AI opponents.

    One last thing which the other commenters didn't comment about: graphics. Nostalgic as it might be, Civ5 graphics are more modern than previous Civ games, and although I know a lot of other people say the gameplay is most important, I can't really play past civ games anymore because of the dated graphics. Very shallow of me, but there you go. I still have fond memories of it though; especially the throne room of Civ2. That satisfaction of being able to decorate it... Ahhh nostalgia.

    • spoderman
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      Thank you for your input ;)

      I have a lot of work to do, I'll buy Civ V as a reward... Maybe we can multiplayer together?

      Personally I'm a little indifferent toward graphics, but I surely don't mind it if it's good :D