33 Comments
Posted by Livingitlarge224

Can't Wait.

Posted by Nephrahim

Watching this to see if this is worth it or not. Civ V felt like a big step back from Beyond the Sword, despite a lot of improvements, I hope they can add to it to make it even better.

Posted by teh_destroyer

Gods and Kings !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by JacDG

Aaaaaand, I have to wait till the 21th, stupid Europe, no good continent..

Posted by Livingitlarge224

@SamDrugbringer: I thought the social policies concept was a huge step forward and the combat was actually fun in this game. Religion was the only thing I was really missing.

Edited by Xymox

Okay, how do you make your citizens not stupid?

Posted by TheSolution

So stoked!

Posted by fox01313

As someone that tends to always create coastal cities (to explore/expand faster), looks like this expansion will be a lot of fun. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Edited by Draxyle

Really looking forward to this. Civ V was great, but the loss of spies and religion really hurt the flow of the game. It was too boring to play passively.

And I do hope they've gone further to improve the AI, they're pretty terrible at combat in all respects. I don't want to let the AI cheat just so they can stand at par with me.

Posted by jasonefmonk

Watching someone play Civ V without a bunch of lag is making me envious. Damn do I ever need a proper desktop computer.

Posted by crusader8463

Just bought this this morning after watching this and the other developer Diary on youtube. Hopefully it will launch early enough that I can get a game, or at least half of one, in with a friend tonight, throw a pizza in the oven, open the mini-fridge in my room to grab a few cans of pop, and make a night of it! I'm going to be so tired at work tomorrow.

Edited by MeatSim

So many civilizations there are still a lot of them that I haven't even played in the base game yet.

Edited by dr_mantas

I guess if I didn't fucking suck at Civ I would buy this. But even the base game is either too boring and easy, or too hard and frustrating. I've only ever finished one or two games without giving up.

Also, this on steam costs maybe as much as the game itself costs (may have been on sale recently, not sure...)

Edited by Nephrahim

@Livingitlarge224 said:

@SamDrugbringer: I thought the social policies concept was a huge step forward and the combat was actually fun in this game. Religion was the only thing I was really missing.

I don't know, after the third or so play through Social policies felt a little tired. It was always the same "If you're going for military, choose these 3 or 4, social these 5, or science these 3 or 4," and max them out and move on.

They also can take SO LONG to unlock if you're not pumping culture I'm kind of sad... and I could have done with more fluff like if they permanently changed your title instead of defaulting to console whenever you finished a tree.

Religion missing was of course a huge deal, I'm pumped to see it back and expanded by the looks of it.

Posted by NekuCTR

Will the spies freak the fuck out when the Computer blatantly cheats, and buys 5 monuments at once?

Posted by DeF

@Meatsim said:

So many civilizations there are still a lot of them that I haven't even played in the base game yet.

same here. I'm afraid of starting up Civ 'cause I know that if I do, I'll be stuck playing the game for hours and hours.

Posted by ThePickle

Pumped.

Posted by Rox360

I want this so bad. I've been thinking about what game to get going with once I can buy a new computer, since my old one exploded... but realistically, it's probably just going to be more Civ V. Again. Really excited about the changes to naval balance and the AI improvements, and it's always good to have Sweden back in the game!

Posted by Slate

The thing I missed most is the random events they kept you on your toes, that and the diplomacy in IV was way better.

Still like V but it has its issues

Posted by Flappybat

The AI was completely incompetent in V. Having to use an expansion pack to fix it is embarrassing and judging by reviews it hasn't made much progress.

Posted by babblinmule

Thats ok, i didnt need to sleep for the next few months anyway....

Posted by Hardtarget

so excited, unlocks on steam at 9pm pacific which is just great

Posted by JauntyHat

@Flappybat said:

The AI was completely incompetent in V. Having to use an expansion pack to fix it is embarrassing and judging by reviews it hasn't made much progress.

You just described every Civilization game ever

Posted by DoctorWelch

I've played Civ IV and V and I have never seen the appeal. Maybe I just haven't dug deep enough, but I feel that there just isnt enough to do. Yes, there are a lot of systems, but I feel like those systems are there for almost no reason because the strategy just seems to be...well...make shit, get big army, and kill everything, which has worked for every game I've played. I have a feeling it's because I only ever play against the shitty AI and never against actual players, so maybe its just the implementation for the AI, and the exposure of different ways of winning. I guess I'm saying I wish there were like 20 win conditions and many many different strategies to get to those win conditions, as well as effect your opponents ability to execute that strategy, and all of this should be exposed in game.

Posted by Nals

I like how we now have 2 British Civilizations, and 4 Native Civs, but we can't have Poland, a Civ that was extremely powerful for most of the world's history as a center of military might, cultural might, and scientific might at different times during history until it finally got conquered by the Nazi's.

I'd really love to know why Firaxis hates Poland so much.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

@Livingitlarge224 said:

@SamDrugbringer: I thought the social policies concept was a huge step forward and the combat was actually fun in this game. Religion was the only thing I was really missing.

I'd argue fun. SoDs from previous games may have often been a case of bigger is better, but there was strategy in your upgrades and having the correct unit composition to counter enemy units. Civ5 is more action heavy, but the AI is so incompetent that setting up traps and/or any rudimentary strategy could allow you take down armies several times your own size. Which is often necessary, as the only defense the AI has on higher levels of play is the Carpet of Doom.

1upt has potential, but they didn't quite get it right in regards to combat on this release. It doesn't sound like the expansion has fundamentally changed that, just made it slightly better.

Oh, and the social policies are a cool idea, I just wish they were something else like cultural policies and existed alongside the former social policies list. A culture can have a long, ingrained notion of what it is and where its values like, but social policies like Constitutional Monarchies and Theocratic Republics can and do change all the time.

Posted by BNB82

I wonder how city states will impact the religions.

Posted by umdesch4

Did anyone else get an uncomfortable feeling during the part where they were discussing religion in the game? Like when somebody with a Watchtower in their hand knocks on your door?

Posted by Fistoh

As a huge Civ IV Beyond the Sword fan, I have to say that Civ V was very disappointing to me, but Gods and Kings is looking to add and significantly improve upon the features that were absent from vanilla Civ V. I'm excited for Gods and Kings.

Posted by Arc209

Sweet Jesus it needs to hurry up and be 12 o'clock!

Posted by SSully

I thought I was going to pass this up, but I think I will pick it up near the end of July.

Posted by Zaapp1

I'm gonna drop mad religion bombs all over the world, boom boom boom.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

If only Civ IV could have the hex system and combat system of Civ V.

Sigh.