Civilization V Video Shows How Art Wins Games

Civilization V Video Shows How Art Wins Games

Edvard Munch can Scream all he likes, if it'll beat that blasted Ghandi.

When Firaxis' Lead Designer Ed Beach described the new terms of Civilization V: Brave New World's culture victory, he said Firaxis intended to improve on the title's existing mechanics. In this latest gameplay video, you can see exactly what he meant. Ah, the Mona Lisa; ahh, cultural imperialism. Drag those tourists, kicking and screaming, towards your museums and archaeological marvels. Just try not to get Edvard Munch killed in a city siege; that would be embarrassing.

Remember all those pesky barbarians littering the map in the early stages of the game? Well, now they have an additional use, apart from training your military and providing a useful pretext for buddying up with Monaco. Once you kill them off and pillage their camp, their bones and artefacts remain, until rediscovered centuries later by your archaeologists. Or perhaps, Glorious Leader, you would prefer to invest in trade caravans; they may not look like much at the start - camels are seldom beautiful - but late game, your network of connections reaps tourism benefits.

Civilization V: Brave New World, the latest Civilization expansion, is due out for PC July 2013.

Source: 2KGames YouTube

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As someone who loves making civilizations heavily Culture-based, this news interests me. I was already planning on picking this expansion up on release, now I'm positively excited for it.

I was really hoping they would expand some of the gametimes from God and Kings like the steam punk game in this one, no such luck though

... my army of fat late 50s men in hawaiian shirts with their spray tanned 30s something trophy wives, photography obsession and frequent flier miles will trump your giant death robots!

Culture be damned we should build lances to pierce the bleeding hearts of our enemies. Then we can steal their works of art and win a cultural victory that way.

I'm in two minds about this expansion. On one hand I don't really like Civ5 much, on the other I'm just too darn curious about what they have put together.

I just keep hoping for a return to Alpha Centauri.

Not likely, but a man can hope right?

Huh, so that's how you pronounce "Meier".

I wasn't too impressed with the last expansion, but this one is looking reasonably promising.

Bostur:
Culture be damned we should build lances to pierce the bleeding hearts of our enemies. Then we can steal their works of art and win a cultural victory that way.

To avoid that, the tourism should influence the happiness of a civilization in the matters of war. If you are to attack a civilization which culture your civilization likes, you should receive some kind of penalty...

Karloff:
...new terms of Civilization V: Brave New World's culture victory

There, fixed that for ya', buddy.

Love the archaeology feature; especially given how many History grads play Civ already!

IndianaJonny:

Karloff:
...new terms of Civilization V: Brave New World's culture victory

There, fixed that for ya', buddy.

Nuts. Thanks! Adjusted.

I bought the GOTY edition of the base game last year, and have yet to even install it. For some reason this game has collected dust in my library, with me all the while saying "I reeeally should play it, I'd bet I'd love it."

I blame my back log of games.

Capital stuff! Very much looking forward to this next expansion. Loved Gods and Kings. It was exquisite.

carpathic:
I just keep hoping for a return to Alpha Centauri.

Not likely, but a man can hope right?

I would buy the shit out of that game.

I didn't have high hopes but I have to say that it looks moderately interesting. I know I'll get it anyway once it's below 10€ on Steam. I just can't help it.

Looks like it'll be an interesting expansion. Gotta say, I'm pretty excited.

Not that it matters all that much, but does anyone else think the voice over in the trailer sounds like it's been sped up? Sounded a bit weird.

Your culture will mean nothing under the storm of Shaka's armies, swarming upon your cities. >:D

Finally! Those remains from heroic battles, and razed city tiles, might be of use now!

And all is forgiven due to Civilization. Civilization 5 is really quite an awesome game and they are making it even more awesome.

 

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