Sid Meier's Civilization 5 is loaded with cool new features and design changes. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of disappointing things about this computer game.
Sid Meier's Civilization 5 no longer has the luxury, science and commerce sliders that we are all familiar with. That makes it tough to get a tech when you really need it, respond to sudden anger in your empire or boost your tribe's income when necessary. Gone is the micromanagement that existed with sliders, and it's replaced by a lack of flexibility.
The new research agreement feature is great for planners and those who think long term with their strategy games, but tech and map trading as we knew them in previous incarnations of this title have been eliminated. That is problematic for a fan base of players who are so familiar with the old system.
The artificial intelligence and diplomacy in Sid Meier's Civilization 5 is lacking when compared to earlier incarnations. It's harder to keep track of what nations think, and they sometimes behave irrationally. There has been word that this will be fixed in upcoming patches but for now the fan base is aggravated by a failure to program the AI for effective diplomatic efforts.
Nothing has been done to improve the multiplayer features on this game, and to many fans that is quite simply a deal breaker. The single player fans won't get too concerned over this, but it may bother them when they want to engage in a game against their friends.
Earlier editions of Sid Meier's Civilization 5 had animations for each Wonder of the World that your nation or kingdom constructed (e.g., The Oracle, Great Library, Colossus of Rhodes, etc.) This exemplifies some of the simplification that has gone on for this version of the game. It's a huge downer to the many who enjoy the rare visual effects that are a part of this line of computer games.
As you can see, there are a number of problems with Sid Meier's Civilization 5. Nevertheless, it's still a great game and it has made positive changes as well. Check out the game for yourself and see what you think.
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