I’ve played most of the Civilization games to the death, succumbing to the one more click (of doom), and I’m guessing Civ 5 will probably be the same. It’s not that bad, you think, it’s just a game, you say.
Well, you’re wrong.
When Steam had a holiday sale, I figured, I might as well grab a copy of Civ 4, since it was the only game in the series I skipped after Civ 3. Now, I figured, what could go wrong? After all, Civ 3 was a breeze (sorta) and I didn’t get that addicted to it. So Civ 4 should roughly be the same no?
Well, no. Things started to go wrong when I learned of how the game works; it’s slightly different compared to Civ 3, with plenty more strategies to play and soon I found myself restarting aand restarting after defeat or where I could see I was fighting a losing war. I started playing in the evening on a weekend, and figured I would stop at 12am.
Come 12am, I figured it was just another turn and I would stop at 1am.
Come 1am, I knew I needed one more turn to hit that important tech for Tanks.
Come 2am, I realized I screwed up and missed getting the wrong technolgy for Tanks.
And the next thing I knew, it was 5am and I was getting my ass handed to me. Time for bed. Thankfully I managed to go cold turkey (yay Mass Effect 2!) and now I look upon in horror at the Civ 4 icon just sitting pretty on my desktop.
Civ 5 is going to turn me into a zombie. Help.