I started playing this game again recently due to some nostalgia and a general sense that the city building mechanics of Civ VI weren’t for me. Civ V isn’t flawless, but it’s my favourite entry in the series, and the many mods make the game experience broader and deeper still. 10 years ago Civilization V […]10 years of Civilization V — Scent of a Gamer.
I stopped buying Civilization after Civ IV was introduced. It was designed for power players. When 75-95% of your players are casual players like me who don’t want to micromanage and you ignore us, you lose more of us. I don’t want to spend an hour micromanaging my civilization. I play the game to have fun. I don’t know about Civ V or Civ VI on micromanaging issues. I look at it this way – give players the choice to micromanage or not. It doesn’t help when a new version of a game keeps rising in price. I wait for a game to go on sale as they tend to do often enough on Fanatical and Humble Bundle. With Civ III, I had that choice and I chose not to micromanage.
It didn’t help that each new Civilization edition required a better computer to play. I would buy a new PC every other year and it tended to be a medium level computer, nowhere near top of the line. I am not going to buy a new computer to play a game. I do try to stay in the general area of where games are going, but I have better things to do than spend money I don’t have on a computer just so I can play games.
I still play Civ III Complete as I misplaced my Civ III CDs and went with ordering it on Fanatical when it was on sale for $4.99.