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Civilization lets you choose your own adventure

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Choose your own adventure

I’m really amped for Civilization: Beyond Earth. The bit that I was allowed to tell you about the game was awesome, and I can’t wait to share more about it. Firaxis shared more information about the start of the game in this live stream.

First, let me start by saying that Pete Murray is lot more dynamic in person. Somehow, this video seems to have consumed his soul. I’m assuming the same happened to David McDonough – they both look horribly scared and bored at the same time in this video.

The seeded start is a really cool new feature. I just like that it completely changes your experience of the game. In historical Civ games, your starting point and culture determined your success to a large extent. However, this one also includes your ability to expand your civilization, your productivity or military might. The seeded start lets players choose their priorities early on in the game, adding decision-making and consequences from the start. Do you choose to have a better sense of the layout of the world, or how about a worker or stronger military? It all depends on your priorities and I like the direction of the game in this regard.

What excites you the most about Civilization: Beyond Earth? Is it the factions and affinities? How about the new tech web or victory conditions? I am amped for the whole thing. Considering how addicted I was (and maybe still am) to Civ V, I think that BE will be even more consuming for me.

Last Updated: August 25, 2014

31 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Assassin

    August 25, 2014 at 11:45

    #AWESOME
    #HAIHAIHAI

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    • Kromas of City17

      August 25, 2014 at 12:03

      Imagine Lags Civ community event. 2 weeks later someone wins and we go back to work. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        August 25, 2014 at 12:13

        LOOOOOL. True dat

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      • Sith JJ

        August 25, 2014 at 12:20

        Just…..one…….more……..turn……

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        • Kromas of City17

          August 25, 2014 at 12:21

          The ruin of many a Civ players weekend. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • Sith JJ

            August 25, 2014 at 12:22

            That pretty much sums up my entire Civ and Warlock experience.

          • Sk3tz0

            August 25, 2014 at 15:17

            I’m paying the IT guy at work a Large sum of Kruger Rands (chocolate ones) to install it on my work PC..

          • Kromas of City17

            August 25, 2014 at 15:32

            Got Alpha Centauri on my work pc. 1 game that I started in feb is finally coming to a close very soon cause I have nukes!

      • Mossel

        August 25, 2014 at 12:21

        haha! We will crumble the economy! (what’s left of it anyway)

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      • Kensei Seraph

        August 25, 2014 at 12:26

        And for those of us who get knocked out early can start another game while we wait.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        August 25, 2014 at 12:28

        Oh and of course being unable to take your turn for any reason (sleeping) counts as a surrender. >: )

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        • Sith JJ

          August 25, 2014 at 12:28

          If I’m filling my glass of wine, y’all better wait.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 25, 2014 at 12:32

            Of course. Just tell us when you’re doing that so we don’t launch a surprise attack.

          • Kromas of City17

            August 25, 2014 at 12:33

            “… so we launch a surprise attack”

            Fixed it for you.

          • Sith JJ

            August 25, 2014 at 12:40

            I’ll be sure to do it during my turn then, so there can be no surprises.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 25, 2014 at 12:43

            I thought that was implied ๐Ÿ™

  2. Sith JJ

    August 25, 2014 at 11:48

    I had a mini heart attack when the picture of Civ Beyond Earth popped up on Steam.

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  3. Alan Jones

    August 25, 2014 at 11:49

    I need. 24th October cant get here fast enough. Good by weekend.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 25, 2014 at 11:50

    I’m looking forward to starting fresh on a new planet & contributing towards a peaceful, utopian society far removed from the horrors of the old homeworld… and then watching it all burn. War, war never changes.

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    • Sith JJ

      August 25, 2014 at 11:59

      I always thought of you more as the kind of player who would start a religion and then convert everyone to it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 25, 2014 at 12:00

        What do you think happens to those that don’t want to convert?

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        • Sith JJ

          August 25, 2014 at 12:03

          Of course.

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      • Brady miaau

        August 25, 2014 at 13:29

        I did that once, at an AD&D role playing competition. Went so far off script that I got the people to dual worship, new and old. Was awesome and even better was the guy who wrote the module watched what we did and loved every minute of us abusing his creation.

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    • Travis

      August 25, 2014 at 12:05

      That war war never changes from fallout always gives me the chills.

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      • Kromas of City17

        August 25, 2014 at 12:08

        I don’t want to set the world on fiiireee.

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        • Travis

          August 25, 2014 at 12:10

          Each morning a missionary advertise with neon sign
          He tells the native population that civilization is fine
          And three educated savages holler from a bongo tree
          That civilization is a thing for me to see

          While we on the civilization theme

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    • Rinceable

      August 25, 2014 at 12:10

      That’s more like it boy!

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  5. Mossel

    August 25, 2014 at 12:05

    I like the fact that this new Civilization is, well, Civilization…IN SPACE!
    Edit: Wait for it…Aliens!

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  6. Kensei Seraph

    August 25, 2014 at 12:28

    My favourite thing is that it is the successor to Alpha Centauri.

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  7. Brady miaau

    August 25, 2014 at 13:31

    Do I want this, Shadows of Mordor, Dragon Age Inquisition?

    All of the above. Which one will, in two years time, more than likely have the most hours? If based on Civ V, easily Beyond Earth. Value for money, these games.

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  8. Sk3tz0

    August 25, 2014 at 15:14

    The Time for intergalactic War is near.. Set phaser to “Blow that Fcker away” and start colonizing.

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