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