IGN gives Civilization a 9.0 because Sound got a low score.....
September 21, 2010

so i would take it as a 9.5 :P
IGn gave the Sound an 8.5 so thats why the overall score is at a 9.0
all the ratings that i have seen so far have been above the 9.0 mark......
yes yes yesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cant WAIT for the weekend to buy this game.......

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zippdementia zippdementia - September 21, 2010 (01:31 PM)
It looks good, but I can't pick it up. I don't have a PC.
Leroux Leroux - September 21, 2010 (03:19 PM)
That is a very interesting take on the review considering the author didn't discuss sound until the arbitrary category break down at the end, and gameplay and graphics also scored 9.0.

IGN does a lousy enough job on their own without trying to invent reasons to make them look bad.
WilltheGreat WilltheGreat - September 21, 2010 (04:41 PM)
A perfect demonstration of why arbitrary categories like that are a stupid way to review games.

I'm of the opinion that arbitrary scores are stupid period and that all you need is "recommend" or "do not recommend", but I'm willing to let that one slide for the foreseeable future.
zippdementia zippdementia - September 21, 2010 (04:58 PM)
I haven't read the review so I'm not commenting on or defending it but I can understand why, in an elongated experience like Civilization, sound and music would be important. You'll be hearing that shit for a while! Hope it does have good sound. You'll have to let us know, B.O.
blood-omen blood-omen - September 22, 2010 (09:15 AM)
dont worry Zippd....i will...but as far as i know this game hasnt been released here yet.....just hope it does in the next 2 days so i can get it on saturday.....

btw.....the sound/music of Civ IV was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it was an AMAZING soundtrack.......so i hope Civ V doesnt disappoint.....
sashanan sashanan - September 22, 2010 (11:59 AM)
Not just hex maps, but also restricted to one unit per tile? That'll change the flow of battle considerably. But maybe for the good - I do remember my main irritation in Civ 4(*) was the humongous piles of units AI civs had in each city and all over the map making any kind of war take ages upon ages and typically have little actual result. Though it was still better than how they inecessantly moved these units around over and over and over in Civ 2, making me put on "don't show enemy moves" out of sheer necessity for the last 200 or so turns if I wanted to actually get some playtime in.

* spoken like a Civ 4 newbie who couldn't beat the game beyond the third difficulty or so, of course. I'm sure real players mopped up their enemies with their eyes closed.
blood-omen blood-omen - September 23, 2010 (10:10 AM)
Gamespot gave the game a 9.0 too but they didnt have anything bad to say about the sound...in fact the review praises the sound too.....

both reviews do however suggest that the AI is overly aggressive this time around.
Suskie Suskie - September 23, 2010 (11:29 AM)
My advice in this case is to ignore the arbitrary scoring altogether and focus on what the reviewer said. And the reviewer said, "Civilization V is one of the best turn-based strategy games Iíve ever had the pleasure of playing." So there you go. Who cares that he "only" scored it a 9/10?
blood-omen blood-omen - September 24, 2010 (10:20 AM)
i dont care what score anyone gives this game....im getting it when it gets released here.....

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