Fang Talks

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27 06 16

Turning around

Nearly as stupid as the kind where you abruptly turn around because you forgot something.

Not too long ago I mentioned how I had started playing Civilization V with friends, even though it wasn’t entirely my cup of tea. I may or may not be slowly turning that opinion around. Heck, I even played some single player today! I’ve really come to enjoy the early game; exploration, growth management, it’s pretty neat. Mid game is still a bit of a drag. Conquering neighboring city-states or civilizations is pretty fun even though I still mess my combat management up, but by that time I also have so many other units running around that controlling them all makes my turns take forever.

There’s hope yet though. I feel like there’s some fancy unit control functionality I haven’t discovered yet, and there’s still so much to learn for me about the different resources (I rarely focus on religion, but apparently that’s really important?), which would also increase the number of strategies I can opt into. But then there’s the problem with those in that I have trouble seeing things through across large amounts of turns. Adaptability is one thing, chaos is another.

Maybe my opinion was formed a bit hastily, and Civ is like coffee and beer: you need to get used to it for it to be good.
~ Fang


  • 30/06/2016 (2:38 PM)

    I think that strategy games are games you need to get used to. The more you play those kind of games the better you get at them and the more you enjoy them. One of my favourite things to do in Civilisation is to beat enemies with far more advanced tech. I love beating archers with tanks for whatever reason.

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