Friday, August 17, 2012

Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meiers Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game, where each player represents the leader of a certain nation or ethnic group ("civilization") and must guide its growth over the course of thousands of years. Trevor in particular turned me on to playing it. Now that I am in port I took some time yesterday and the day before to play. It requires quite a bit of computer power to play, particularly in "normal" game mode. In theory I can only play it in port or if I am motoring.

In Europe with 220 volt 50 cycle power I can't plug Reboot in. Since I have an inverter I can play off the batteries but not very long unless the sun is out. This is actually very good or I would be playing 24/7.  The game is very seductive. "Just one more turn." I know that the gold standard for computer AI engines is winning a game of chess. Well, its not so easy, in fact for me impossible, to win Civ V at "normal" difficulty. I can imagine may hours of reading the game guide and playing before I get very good. Unfortunately first I have to get Reboot ready to cross the Atlantic. LOL

Fair winds and following seas.

1 comment:

  1. I have learned through the many updated versions of how seductive it is. My sons think they're doing me a favor by buying me a version of CIV every time a new edition is published. (They may be trying to divert me from blogging.) "Just one more turn." Indeed. And you're right: never found early cities away from water.

    Thankfully, I have found other outlets for my gaming addictions!