Post games that you know will make up for the rest of this shitty year.
From what I've seen of video demonstrations, they actually managed to dumb down the system even more from Civ V.
To call it a strategy game would be embarrassing at this point. You've got the wizard/warrior/rouge equivalent of political affinities that don't really mean much to each other besides arbitrary points of advantage. The game is about as philosophically profound as a high schooler's instagram.
To say it won't ever live up to Alpha Centauri is an understatement of proportions I can't even fathom. If Alpha Centauri was the love child of chess and System Shock, then this game would be the abortion of connect 4 and Halo 4
Ill go back and play the superior AC thanks, This is nothing but a reskin of a shitty engine that even the devs admitted was shit
I literally don't understand what Firaxis is thinking with this abomination, Wait a freaking decade to release the most wanted sequal ever and do it on the most broken piece of shit engine with the shittest gameplay yet
Id rather play call to power than this SJW faggotry
It really doesn't
And SMAC was released 15 years ago
Do you trash every RPG because it doesn't look as good as planescape torment/VTMB or RTS because it looks worse than age of empires 2?
>Do you trash every RPG because it doesn't look as good as planescape torment/VTMB or RTS because it looks worse than age of empires 2?
I don't play RPGs and we would be lucky to get any RTS atm.
As for 4x games, we've had a long series of mediocre 4x games released in the past year or so. BE is just another entry to this mediocrity.
The only reason that game is even hyped in first place is the Sid Meyer/Civ brand attached to it.
It looks horrendous and if it was any other company developing/publishing it people would be shitting on it.
>civ5 complete gets released
>firaxis continues to release dlc
No, it will be complete shit just like civ 4 and 5 on release. Give it a couple of years and some expansions before it's worth playing.
You know I'm right.
>wild stacks of death faggot appears!
I sure loved to have zero combat strategy in Civ4 and before. I also fondly remember AI spawning stack of death right near your borders in that tile that you can't see.
Wild stacks weren't that difficult to deal with.
>use siege weapons with collateral damage
>use specific units to counter those in the stack (like how axemen counter Roman legion)
>Hold them off with one army while another army goes around and takes some of their cities
Learn to play before you try shitting on Civ IV.
>do this arbitrary ai exploiting to make up for the incredibly flawed combat system, it just works ! You are just stupid hurr durr.
Thats how stupid you look by defendings stacks of death
>anything but a gimmick
If they would do full damage, not a fraction of it, to the whole stack, that would fix the stacks problems right then and there. Also no indirect fire on siege units is a fucking joke.
I never said it was difficult, stack is just annoying and obtuse mechanic in general.
I only got into it two weeks ago after a recommendation on /vr/. It's a great game and the outdated graphics are easy to get past unless you're 12 and those things really bother you.
i have been a big fan of civ5, only played a little of civ4 before, how is beyond earth not just a civ5 re-skin?
The point is that deathstack is stupid outdated mechanic, it was conceived because of hardware limitations, keeping it now is just stupid. 1upt is better in every possible way, hating on the concept just because Civ V didn't implement it properly is just retarded.
>1upt is better in every possible way,
I really disliked controlling only 6-10 troops. Not only that but controlling them was a chore.
Why not just do it like Alpha Centauri did it? Worked well enough.
>Civ 5 faggots complain about how they suck at Civ and can't lrn2 doomstack
>Play this broken piece of dogshit and think they are ebin 1337 Civers
You can shut the fuck up now faggots
>B-But muh doomstack broken mechanic guis
>Guis I w-want to be good at civ, b-but I cant
>M-Make civ easier f-for me guis
>every other 4x have a somewhat interesting combat
>fuck it, civ doesn't need that shit, let's just throw death stacks at each other!
And this is why Imperium Galactica 2 was and always will be the best 4x.
>still defending 1upt
Even Jon Shafer the LEAD DESIGNER of Civ 5 says the game is shit faggot
So because he said, "I wish we could've done more to accommodate the new mechanic, by the way please donate to my new kickstarter which will provide you with a game that's way, WAY better even though if I really had a problem with 1UPT, I would've changed it myself on account of being the lead designer..."
You took that to mean, "The system sucks, I would change it back to doomstacks if I could but I couldn't change it back then because... reasons."
Yeah fuck off.
Both sides are retarded
>b-but muh doomstacks
>b-but muh 1UPT
How about you stop being fucking retarded and try to turn civilization in a piece of shit with the civilization brand slapped on it ?
How hard is it to just put back in limited stack ?
>To say it won't ever live up to Alpha Centauri is an understatement of proportions I can't even fathom. If Alpha Centauri was the love child of chess and System Shock, then this game would be the abortion of connect 4 and Halo 4
that's some poetic shit right there
not that i agree with ya but
i acknowledge your skill of putting your feelings into words
Witcher 3. Just started the first game, holy hell it's fun. I heard the second one is like 10x better, is this true? Is it like going from Mass Effect to ME2? I'm fucking pumped if that's the case.
I'm through with Fantasy 4X games.
I tried a lot of them, they are all shit with no pacing, even the Paradox one.
The problem is the RPG pacing and the 4X pacing do not mix properly.
This is a rare game that is rarely talked about but still manages to be incredibly overrated. About the only thing it has going for it is AI.
The research is dull and uninterested, the races are forgettable as fuck, the combat is non-existent, the presentation feels plastic, soulless and manufactured, the rock-paper-scissors ship design is absolute wankery. Not to mention ship design is practically useless since the ships are updated automatically when you research the dull as fuck laser 1>laser 2>laser 3 bullshit techs.
It felt like a more complicated MoO2 with all the fun sucked out.