I just recently downloaded the Scrambled Nations DLC for civ 5 and I do have to say I did enjoy it. It gives quite a new feel to civ which I always enjoy and the gameplay is generally good. Of course the changes are not as radical as the God’s and King’s expansion pack or Brave New World expansion pack the game does add a couple of new features.
For the people who don’t know what the scrambled nations here is a tiny description…
Is geography destiny? Why repeat history when you could forge a new geography each time you begin a game? The Scrambled Nations map pack includes maps for the geographic regions of Canada, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, Great Britain, France, Turkey, Italy, Russia and China. The geographic outlines of each nation are exact; however, special scripts produce randomized interiors each time a new game begins, allowing for endless replayability.
I have started playing a bit of civ 5 recently again and I have found out something very annoying which has made the game in some sense unplayable. Every time I reach the Modern or Future era it seams that the game crashes. It might be just that my save file is corrupted or something in that essence but it also could be a widespread bug in the game.
If you have been getting similar issues comment below.
Today I would like to talk about something that generally annoys me. Me and a couple of my friends were trying to play a game of civ together with each other. All of us had Mac running the same version OSX 10.8.5, most of us had the game from the app store except one of us, he bought it from steam. Anyway we though because we are all using macs on the same platform playing multiplayer with the Steam version and Mac app store would just work. Well it did not you cant even host a game with each other. And I do find it quite annoying that just because they are from different stores they cant work together.
Some of you might be wondering what is happening with the blog, well I went on a little break focusing a bit on some other topics. But now I am back so post will be appearing again on TheCivBlog.
Anyway on some news, tomorrow I am going to have a recording session of civilisation 5 tomorrow with a couple of other people for the Youtube Pixelyfilms channel. Due to it being civ related I am making sure that every time a episode is uploaded on the YouTube channel it also will come with a blog post on the blog.
For now that is all and I will try to post something soon
<p><p><p>As it has been nearly a whole month since the introduction and the release of the Brave New World expansion pack I decided to try to predict the future roadmap for the Civilization franchise. So let’s get started.<p>Like Civilization 4 I would predict that Civilization 5 will have three different Expansion packs which would most likely mean that the last expansion pack will be released in the middle of next year 2014. Probably the year later in early 2015 firaxes would most likely announce Civilization 6 or a continuation of the civilization franchise. This of course is not sure as we have seen firaxes branch in to new Game franchises such as the quite successful game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. But if all goes well Civilization 6 will be announced in early 2015 and released between September and November for both Mac and PC and later in the following years introduce expansion packs for civilization 6. <p>All of this is speculation but it seams to be the most probable future for the civilization franchise.
Civilization 5 has lately been getting quite some heat lately on the Mac App Store. Civilization 5 (OSX Version) seams to have been getting performance issues most particularly crashing. And the response of the community has not been positive about it. The game went from a nearly perfect 5 star rating to a 3 star rating currently. And this for a app featured on the Mac App Store is not to acceptable.
Although I myself have not been getting these issues I have recognized that on some more low powered machines the issue occurs far more often. Which to me sounds as if it is a optimization issue. Which Civilization 5 was never great at compared to Civilization 4 or the upcoming Rome 2 Total war.
All in all Firaxes and Aspyer have some hard issues to fix in the long run.
<p>The Brave New World expansion pack was release just about a month ago and now it is time to see how the reviewers have responded to the new expansion pack. Many of the reviews seem to have been very positive from IGN they gave a score of 9,4 rating. “This is the most fun I’ve had with Civilization since Civ IV, and the best late-game since Civ II. Brave New World is the rare case of a title delivering exactly what it promises.” And GameSpot gave a rating of 9.5. It seams all in all that the response to the Brave New World expansion pack is very good and if you have not bought it yet it is worth buying.
As many of you probably know that the Brave New World expansion pack just very recently was released to be exact on the 9th of July. If you do not know much about its availability yet here is a little overview.
It has been released on Mac and PC on steam and is available as a DLC. You do have to buy civilization 5 to run it just like with God’s and King’s. It is also available on the Apple Mac App Store as a DLC likewise as with steam you need to buy Civilization 5 first and then the DLC.
Of course with both steam and the Mac App Store if you already have civilization 5 you only need to buy the DLC brave new world.
I will be coming out with a review of the game shortly.
Post in the comments what your own opinion on the new DLC is.
First of all I would like to apologise for absence on the blog. This was due to a number reason and the main one was school work.
So now let’s cover the recent civ news.
Firaxes just recently announced the last four civilisations for the brave new world expansion. The civilisations are the following:
Over the months we have seen some really cool civilisations and these ones like the others have that element. One thing which I have recognised with these civilisations is the fact that they are from a more modern era. I have not seen this theme before in the civilisation franchise.
What are your opinions on the new civilisations of the Brave New World expansion pack?
Firaxes just recently put civilization 5 and all of its DLC’s at 75% sale which means it is at 10 dollars!
So if you don’t have civ 5 yet or you want a couple of DLC’s now is the time to to get them.