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Checkpoint: Civilization IV Edition

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I just started playing Sid Meier’s Civilization IV last week and I’ve already stayed up until 2 or 3 AM playing. It’s that addictive.

I’ve never played a Civilization game before so this is all new to me. It’s an incredibly fascinating game and one that I’ve yet to completely understand. And trying to learn this game via the game tutorial requires immense patience since it’s such a incredibly slow paced tutorial to wade through. Thus, instead it’s been trial by fire. Trying different tech approaches and trying to pick up on the nuances of the weighing production, research and culture.

The CivFanatic site is an excellent resource, but I think the best resource is this “Let’s Play Civilization IV” series of videos. Nothing like watching a real game being played out with commentary.

It’s not every Sunday that I dedicate a post to a five year old game, but it’s just that fascinating. I don’t have any great stories to tell yet, but if my interest holds, I should be able to share some in due time. As a result of this new found Civilization love, I’m actually looking forward to Civ5. I don’t know if I’ll pick it up on day one, but these new fangled hexagonal grids is just one of the many changes that were revealed.

In other news, I did finish Final Fantasy XIII’s main story arch. All that is left are the side missions and the review. The latter will be coming later this week, while the former may be completed as soon as I finish Heavy Rain. That is if I can pull myself from Civ4 and Bad Company 2. And then there’s Alan Wake and Bayonetta! I think I purchased too many games as of late.

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  1. TC
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    I skipped civ 4, looking forward to civ 5 for sure!

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