War is shiny and new in Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide

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I absolutely adore playing Civilization games. Whether it’s Civilization V or Civilization Beyond Earth, I just really enjoy building up my civilization to take over the world. The thing is, though, that I don’t actually like going to war in the game. I defend myself and retaliate if other countries declare war on me, but I don’t actively pursue an aggressive approach to the game.

In the latest live stream and subsequent YouTube video from Civilization: Beyond Earth, we’re shown exactly how war will be different in Rising Tide thanks to hybrid affinities. You can watch the video over here:

I’m probably the only person on this planet who doesn’t enjoy going war in these games, but I just don’t. I want want to kill anyone, I just want to wipe out their culture and economy and replace it with my own. Wow, I guess I really am American at heart…

I do enjoy how over powered the Pan Asian Cooperative is in the game. It seems fitting that the civilization that would evolve out of Asia would just dominate the rest of us in space. Damn you Daoming!

Okay, so while the war bits don’t appeal to me in the game, I do like seeing how important diplomacy will be and how it will shape the new gameplay in Rising Tide. I definitely plan to keep a close eye on my traits and on my fear vs respect meter – I think that will be a great way for me to dominate everyone without ever needing to actually send troops into battle. Please someone tell me that I’m not the only one who plays this way…

Last Updated: September 11, 2015

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