Two Civilization V DLC Packs Hitting October 25

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#51 Posted by Lawson (13 posts) -

Pretty fast release.  

#52 Posted by Merzalof (33 posts) -

Does this mean that there is going to be a "gold edition" that I can get my hands on?

#53 Posted by Onigenko (335 posts) -

Yay, a free civilization!

#54 Posted by SilenceUK (329 posts) -

when they patch the game to stop crashing and let me finish my first game i will be happy to get these .....
#55 Posted by Balex1908 (143 posts) -

So we get a Single Player Campaign for the Mongols?

#56 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
"Feels like held back content. Im putting this on 2k not Firaxis. "

Well the Babylonians were a bonus for those who bought the deluxe pack on Steam.  Seems reasonable to charge us for them, although it does still seem a little expensive.
#57 Posted by GozerTC (456 posts) -

Ah, the empire I wanted top lay but wasn't in the game.  Nice.  I hope he comes out with the 1.1 patch. (Or whatever number they're going to use.  

#58 Posted by ThatFrood (3373 posts) -

I wonder if that means we'll be able to play as Babylon online now!
HA HA HA
WHAT AM I SAYING
ONLINE NOT BEING A GIMPED VERSION OF THE MAIN GAME? HOW SILLY OF ME TO SUGGEST IT.

#59 Posted by GagnarTheUnruly (57 posts) -

My knee jerk reaction was that it is way to soon for DLC, but since it's essentially free... that's actually kind of badass -- what DLC is supposed to be.
#60 Posted by TheCounselor (5 posts) -

Nice. 
 
Now we just need a combat patch.

#61 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

It's Genghis KHAN, not KAHN.

Khan is the mongol/turkic word for leader.

Kahn is the germanization of the Jewish tribal name of Cohen.

Last time I checked I don't think Genghis was Jewish....

Come on Brad, such simple rudimentary errors. 

#62 Posted by Azango (3 posts) -

Don't understand how you could leave a negative comment for free content..,

#63 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -

So when are they gonna fix multiplayer, it's still P2P and heavily broken!

#64 Posted by subyman (589 posts) -

@  FourWude calm the fuck down, it's just a typo.  He spelled it correctly in the article.

#65 Posted by Brenderous (1097 posts) -
@FourWude: Holy overreaction, Batman.
#66 Posted by Rox360 (1045 posts) -

Hmm. For all those who don't feel the price is right, let's go back in time, shall we? Back to the first expansion for Civ IV. Let's look at what it brought to the table and  what it cost at the time...
 
Civ IV: Warlords came with SIX new civilizations and TEN new leaders, a new type of great people (the general, which has since reappeared in future titles), EIGHT new scenarios, and a couple of unique buildings, new wonders, units, leader traits and gameplay updates. I feel those are less important in the grand scheme of things. New scenarios and playable civs are probably the hardest hitting content updates. 
 
So what did that pack cost? Why, $30 of course. That's five bucks per leader, if you slot in all the other updates with the leaders, which I feel is fair, because the Babylonian pack will come with its own scenarios and unique units.
 
So let's say I buy the formerly-exclusive Babylonian civilization in time for the free DLC. I get two new leaders, four unique buildings/units and a small pack of scenarios for $5, which accounts for a sixth of the price Civ IV's first content pack. Already a better deal!
 
I'm not gonna go into Beyond the Sword, though, because that was a great expansion pack for Civ IV and I don't think it's fair to compare anything to that... at least in my opinion... Still, it was another 30 bucks. If you bought Civ IV at launch and got all the extra content, you would've shelled out roughly $120 for that game by now. 
 

The point I'm trying to make is, with today's pick-and-choose style miniature expansion packs, you shouldn't be surprised at all to end up with another 60+ dollars worth of content divided into little $5 chunks. Maybe everything will turn out to be more expensive than it would've been if released as a big box full of new content, but this way makes more sense to a lot of consumers. If you know you're not going to enjoy playing as Babylon and you don't much care to have them as an enemy, then simply don't buy that particular DLC and wait for something that suits you better, and in the end, Civ V may well be cheaper than IV was for you.
 
Personally, I'm just waiting for the viking DLC... Day one purchase, right there.

#67 Posted by RedCricketChase (443 posts) -

I want to buy this game, but I'm afraid it will fry my graphics cards @.@

#68 Posted by Bollard (5245 posts) -

At this rate this DLC will hit before Overclockers UK actually manage to send me a working PC to play the damn game on...

#69 Posted by Shakezula84 (443 posts) -

Hopefully this just means future support in the future. Maybe even making the expansions DLC so you can pick and choose the features you want.

#70 Posted by Monkeygb21 (192 posts) -

Will there be DLC that keeps the game from crashing?

#71 Posted by Agghyson (35 posts) -

It's not too bad ; but in a sens, I just lost 5$ since I paid 10 $ extra to mostly get that civilization.  I'm happy to get a new Civ for free.

#72 Posted by rick9109 (152 posts) -

Civ really brings out the worst in internet video game fans and I don't know why.

#73 Posted by TorMasturba (1095 posts) -

Will the DLC put a new option in the Civ V game menu for no crashes?

#74 Posted by empfeix (774 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @ryanwho said:
"Feels like held back content. Im putting this on 2k not Firaxis. "
Well the Babylonians were a bonus for those who bought the deluxe pack on Steam.  Seems reasonable to charge us for them, although it does still seem a little expensive. "
Read this guys response. 
 
@Agghyson said:
" It's not too bad ; but in a sens, I just lost 5$ since I paid 10 $ extra to mostly get that civilization.  I'm happy to get a new Civ for free. "
I was thinking of buying that pack for the same reeason, kinda cheesy
#75 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

Nice though would really like to see another civilization leader pop up in this game, Vlad Tepes of Wallachia. He was quite a leader & military figure before Bram Stoker changed Vlad into what we think of today.   
 
Though if Sid Meier did some kind of hybrid with Vlad Tepes & the immortal vampire as a leader that would be sweet too.

#76 Posted by cpchrist (12 posts) -

It's pretty stupid the Babylonians weren't just included in the original game.  They've been in there since Civ was just a bunch of squares moving across your screen!

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