Saturday, January 25, 2014

Screenshot of the Day: Civilization V

That user interface, though...
Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game in which the player controls a civilization from 4000 BC to the present day, building cities, forging alliances, and conquering empires. There are many ways to play-- you can be militaristic, winning through conquest, but cultural, scientific, and even diplomatic victories are available (you win if the UN votes for you). History is far too complex for this to truly be called a simulation game, but the Civilization series is without a doubt a genre-defining group of games.

On a slightly more tired note, Civilization V is one of those games that just makes time fly. I played a multiplayer match today, starting around 6:30, and the continued realization of the existence of another human meant that we managed to stop before midnight, but barely. I even remembered to stop and eat.

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