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Gods and Kings expansion pack for Civ V
on July 12, 2012
At last, the Gods and Kings expansion pack makes Civ V a worthy successor to Civ IV and all earlier installments of the Civilization series. For anyone already having Civ V or considering puchasing Civ V for the first time, the Gods and Kings expansion is a must have.
First off, my PC far exceeded the minimum specifications recommended to play Civ V, however, as I got further into the game my video would always suddenly freeze up or would go to a black blank screen and the only way to recover was by using the task manager to close down the game and restart. This happened when running DirectX 11. When running the game in DirectX 9, video artifacts would start appearing later in the game. Once I installed Gods and Kings, the game has been running smoothly and flawlessly with no issues whatsoever. So whatever issues Civ V had with my PC, Gods and Kings corrected it.
As I had already touched on, Gods and Kings is everything that Civ V should had been from the start. Bringing back to the series Religion and espionage truly improves interest in the game as well as being able to come up with different strategies or influence changes in strategies as the game progresses. The new civilizations, wonders, buildings, technologies and military units with increased chance of survival in combat, have, all told, just made Civ V a much more enjoyable and challenging game to play. Of the many new military units I particularly like the addition of the gatling gun and machine gun. I would had liked to have seen the addition of a troop transport ship....perhaps someday down the road?
For those who had bought Civ V, played it and found themselves going back to play Civ IV out of frustration or in disgust of Civ V, get this expansion, I'm sure Civ IV will go back in retirement in favor of Civ V. Everything that was good about Civ IV is back and the additions and changes in my opinion are all for the better. I have been playing Civilization since the beginning and own every game in the series and feel this is definately the best.