Favorite/Most Played Civilization V Civilization?

#1 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -


#2 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

I'm a Caesar fan myself. What about you?

#3 Posted by Gladiator_Games (444 posts) -

Definitely the Japanese. I find that when I'm playing single player the AI tends to denounce and declare war on you as soon as you start doing better than them, so the Japs are great for defense, and in the multiplayer, the diplomacy is pretty much unused (what with the AI never talking to you..ever) that military tends to become the best option. 
 
When I'm playing with a buncha friends though, I tend to play Germany. Civ tends to follow real world trends, and by the time everyone's running around with tanks and infantry a big war is usually ready to start - having the panzer is a great bonus in the almost inevitable war

#4 Posted by Mysterion (159 posts) -

I prefer Harun al-Rashid myself for kickass bazaars.

#5 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

@Mysterion said:

I prefer Harun al-Rashid myself for kickass bazaars.

I've never played as Arabia. What's the bazaar? If I have one complaint with Civ 5, it's that specialty units/buildings are never explained what they do or what they replace.

#6 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I'm going to go with Catherine since she's the only one I finished a full game with.

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#7 Posted by Disengage (429 posts) -

I spend a lot of time using Hiawatha. Got to love the local civ.

#8 Posted by jelekeloy (456 posts) -

Genghis Khan!

#9 Posted by chainreaction01 (179 posts) -
@HandsomeDevil said:

@Mysterion said:

I prefer Harun al-Rashid myself for kickass bazaars.

I've never played as Arabia. What's the bazaar? If I have one complaint with Civ 5, it's that specialty units/buildings are never explained what they do or what they replace.

It's pretty much a better market, the first building you can get for better gold production. You can find out more about them in the Civopedia.
#10 Posted by DonChipotle (2762 posts) -

I like to play as Catherine just so I can laugh as I tech up to Animal Husbandry and then Horseback Riding. But I also like playing as Ramses. He's pretty cool.

#11 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Oda, that combat bonus is just lke.....jizz worthy.

#12 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -

@Gladiator_Games said:

Definitely the Japanese. I find that when I'm playing single player the AI tends to denounce and declare war on you as soon as you start doing better than them, so the Japs are great for defense, and in the multiplayer, the diplomacy is pretty much unused (what with the AI never talking to you..ever) that military tends to become the best option. When I'm playing with a buncha friends though, I tend to play Germany. Civ tends to follow real world trends, and by the time everyone's running around with tanks and infantry a big war is usually ready to start - having the panzer is a great bonus in the almost inevitable war

I tend to go germany in mp too but for it's first unit! it's so damn cheap and if you can see yourself to go in a GA when you can start building them you can easily pump out 1 every 1-5 turn in every city. Sure longsword men will make chop meat out of the mystro.

#13 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11750 posts) -

From my limited experience, it seems like Japan has a pretty overpowered special ability that is useful in pretty much every case, as war is almost always inevitable anyways. Same goes for Rome, as long as you come to accept that your capital won't be the wonder factory one is often tempted to make it. France is pretty good in allowing access to the first few branches of civics earlier, Germany has some early-game military help to compliment its useful unique units (Landschnekts are great because of how easy they are to pump out, costing half as much as a regular pikeman. Panzers should be self-explanatory). I guess the weaker Civs are the ones who's abilities are fairly circumstantial and are otherwise underpowered. I don't see much appeal for the United States, nor do I see how the Ottoman's ability is anything less than worthless. Then there are civs that seem overpowered on certain maps (England and Polynesia on archepelago) and civs that seem entirely geared towards a certain victory condition (Babylon and Korea for science, China and Mongolia for conquest.) 
 
In any case, I don't really see Civ as much of a multiplayer game, so balance really isn't an issue. One of these days I'm going to have to play as the Aztecs and gain culture through murder. Should be fun, right?

#14 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

Egypt represent! Mainly because I like cultural victories, and the production bonuses on wonders can be insaaaane.

#15 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

@chainreaction01 said:

@HandsomeDevil said:

@Mysterion said:

I prefer Harun al-Rashid myself for kickass bazaars.

I've never played as Arabia. What's the bazaar? If I have one complaint with Civ 5, it's that specialty units/buildings are never explained what they do or what they replace.

It's pretty much a better market, the first building you can get for better gold production. You can find out more about them in the Civopedia.

Civopedia and my computer don't get along. Every time I boot it up I think my computer will explode.

#16 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

Babylon is my go-to civ since Civilization 2.

#17 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

Polynesia, for early expansion across the sea. That's right.

#18 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -
@Galiant: Out of interest how was that scenario pack? Was it worth the money? (I play enough civ that Im considering getting a bit of DLC for it.)
#19 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

Always go with the russians man, they are fucking crazy.

#20 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

Japanese, mostly because i like me some Samurai.

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#21 Posted by DillonWerner (1528 posts) -

Wee wee wee I am Napoleon

#22 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Outside of Japans crazy OP unit buff I found they were all interchangeable as no matter what one I played I always feel into the same tactic and it won every time. That said, I usually stuck with Japan for the above reason.

#23 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

'Merikuh

#24 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -
@babblinmule
@Galiant: Out of interest how was that scenario pack? Was it worth the money? (I play enough civ that Im considering getting a bit of DLC for it.)
Both me and my girlfriend play a lot of Civ V, so for us it was worth it! But, you know, it doesn't add THAT much new stuff. It's still Civ V.
#25 Edited by MentalDisruption (1637 posts) -

Nebuchadnezzar II all the way. Bowman rush in early game plus Babylon's early science lead is just too good to pass up.
 
I'm finding Sejung to be enjoyable to play as too, but I feel more restricted in how I have to play as Korea. If I'm not playing a vertical game with a focus on specialists I feel like I'm wasting the UA. 

Edit: I'm surprised no one has voted Siam yet.

#26 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

I consider Japans special ability basically game breaking. It almost removes a game mechanic. Seldomly play with him therefore. Also no economic bonuses whatsoever. I like the Civs with special buildings the most. I love China. Free Libraries with extra money!

#27 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

I'm enjoying playing as Korea. Their ability to generate science has a real "this feels overpowered" kind of fun, especially once you start gaining the Freedom civics. Also, the H'watcha is great for defending.

#28 Posted by flyingace16021 (167 posts) -

Catherine, all the way. The strategic resources bonus is no joke.

#29 Posted by Stonyman65 (2711 posts) -

America. It is my patriotic duty. Also, we get a fucking stealth bomber.

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#30 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

@Stonyman65 said:

America. It is my patriotic duty. Also, we get a fucking stealth bomber.

All Civs get stealth bomber. Wash gets Minutemen and B17's.

#31 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

@MentalDisruption said:

Nebuchadnezzar II all the way. Bowman rush in early game plus Babylon's early science lead is just too good to pass up. I'm finding Sejung to be enjoyable to play as too, but I feel more restricted in how I have to play as Korea. If I'm not playing a vertical game with a focus on specialists I feel like I'm wasting the UA. Edit: I'm surprised no one has voted Siam yet.

They're city states bonuses are big, but I don't like him for the same reason I don't like Alexander. Playing to buy city states favor just pisses everyone else off.

#32 Posted by Stonyman65 (2711 posts) -

@HandsomeDevil: Yeah, I meant the B17. How awesome is that?

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#33 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

@Stonyman65 said:

@HandsomeDevil: Yeah, I meant the B17. How awesome is that?

B17 is pretty sweet. Bombed the living shit out of China with those.

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