Civ 5 Demo hits Sept 21

#1 Posted by mosdl (3223 posts) -
Linky. Same day as NA release.
#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

yay

#3 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -

Are there any other games coming out in September?

#4 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

YES 
 
<3 Civ

#5 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:  Halo Reach, Dead Rising 2, and FF14 off the top of my head.
 
Demo will be cool.  Definitely want to see how I feel about this one first.  I might be satisfied with Civ IV and Rev...
#6 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @eroticfishcake:  Halo Reach, Dead Rising 2, and FF14 off the top of my head.  Demo will be cool.  Definitely want to see how I feel about this one first.  I might be satisfied with Civ IV and Rev... "
Hmm. Since I only have interest in this game along with DR2 I guess I shouldn't have too much trouble with choosing which to buy. Cheers.
#7 Posted by Vinny_Says (5630 posts) -

will it be on steam?

#8 Posted by evildeadron (820 posts) -

don't need a demo, it's Civ 5 (immediate purchase for me, i played 1,2,3 and 4 for years)
#9 Posted by SSully (4059 posts) -

A demo? For civ? Who needs it, ill be buying it day one. 

#10 Posted by Saseav (56 posts) -
@SSully said:
" A demo? For civ? Who needs it, ill be buying it day one.  "
this
#11 Posted by EvilConker (74 posts) -

The only reason I wanted a demo was so it could deal with my need for more Civ before the big release, but releasing it on the day of release won't do that for me.

#12 Posted by bwmcmaste (830 posts) -
@mosdl said:
" Linky. Same day as NA release. "
Why don't they provide people with a demo before the release? I would love to pre-order the game, but I would also like to know what I'm getting into. Why is it that these publishers expect us to play a game of Russian roulette every time we pre-order? I may be a devout fan of the franchise, but I am without assurance that this will not be another Civ. III (something I hold in low regard, especially with the other iterations in view).
#13 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@bwmcmaste:  
Probably so that people on the other side of the world can play some Civ as well, when is the European/Pal release? 
#14 Posted by Tebbit (4435 posts) -

I looked down the list, saw your Olaf picture, and almost dumped a load. Lost Vikings sequel, 2012. I'M CALLING IT. 
 
As for the topic at hand... 
 
25th. That's pretty soon.

#15 Posted by Seedofpower (3909 posts) -

Awesome! But on the week of my first exams? =(

#16 Posted by mosdl (3223 posts) -
@bwmcmaste: They had planned it earlier but had to postpone it for some reason. 
 
@Tebbit said:
" I looked down the list, saw your Olaf picture, and almost dumped a load. Lost Vikings sequel, 2012. I'M CALLING IT.  As for the topic at hand...  25th. That's pretty soon. "
I wish Lost Vikings would return.
#17 Posted by bwmcmaste (830 posts) -
@Red12b said:
" @bwmcmaste:  Probably so that people on the other side of the world can play some Civ as well, when is the European/Pal release?  "
Please read what I said. If they can release a demo in North America, it would stand to reason that they could do the same for all other releases. My point is consistent here: The consumer benefits from being able to legally play a demo before the game is released (in this context: the player's location is irrelevant).
#18 Posted by Hooded (435 posts) -

I'm glad they are releasing the demo, because they are releasing it WORLDWIDE, so us other countries that have to wait a couple of days can get our fix before buying the game. The demo hits 10am EDT (Eastern daylight time) which I worked out to be 3pm GMT (For us UK duders). I'll be at work at the time it releases but i'll download it as soon as I get back.

#19 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I was going to try the demo to make sure my PC can run it good enough but Direct2drive's deal was too good to pass up.

#20 Posted by Sanity (1853 posts) -

Nice that there throwing it out the same day so people unsure if its too complicated can check it out.

#21 Posted by CrazyBagMan (801 posts) -

I want the demo to see if my laptop can even run it. 

#22 Posted by rahulricky (203 posts) -

I've already succombed to the hype and bought it before knowing if my laptop could run it.   
 
The annoying thing about the demo is if it has a limit on number of moves, you won't see how it performs in the late game, when normally it becomes a performance hog as the number of units and population continues to grow.
#23 Posted by NoXious (1335 posts) -

Oh man. That means us Euro's can play the demo till the stupid game unlocks in Steam!
I guess it beats playing StarCraft II and constantly loosing.

#24 Posted by WinkLynx (13 posts) -

Downloaded the demo to hold me over for a day or two until I buy it.  The wait became much more unbearable.  Outstanding sequel to one of the best franchises on the PC.

#25 Posted by FritzDude (2216 posts) -

This is one of the best demos i've played in a long time.

#26 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

Was holding off on the preorder till i had to demo to see if i could run the game..... my god is this demo incredible. Sold.

#27 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

The demo seems really bad to me.  The presentation is not what I expected at all.  It feels like I'm playing Encarta : the video game.
 
Gameplay doesn't seem as slick as Civ IV or Civ Rev either...  Glad I held out on this one.

#28 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5235 posts) -
@Diamond: Really? Well then. I was going to buy the game when I got home tonight, maybe I'll check out the demo first to get a better feel for it.
 
It still looks like a fantastic game.
#29 Edited by Evilmetal (468 posts) -

what limitation does the demo have? limited moves? time limited?
 
edit:   100 turns...

#30 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" The demo seems really bad to me.  The presentation is not what I expected at all.  It feels like I'm playing Encarta : the video game.  Gameplay doesn't seem as slick as Civ IV or Civ Rev either...  Glad I held out on this one. "
you are crazy, I don't think I could go back to stacking units.

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