Civ 5 Demo hits Sept 21
" @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.
" 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).
" 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.
" @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).
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.
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.
" 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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