Civ Anonymous: Where You Go to Stop Taking Another Turn

Civ Anonymous: Where You Go to Stop Taking Another Turn

This viral ad for Civilization V about people trying to kick their Civ habit will probably just make you want to pick the game up again.

There are many different types of addictive games - just look at MMOGs like WoW - but somehow, Civilization has an addictive property unique to the series: "Just one more turn."

"Just one more turn. Only one more turn. Okay, I've almost got this tech upgrade, just give me three more turns - see, I got the tech upgrade but ... ooh, now I can build knights, let me start training this right away, I'll be to bed in just one second honey, it'll just be one more turn."

Sound familiar? It should. And judging by Greg Tito's glowing impressions of Civ V from E3 '10, it sounds like we're due for a flareup of Civ addiction any day now.

In all seriousness, the above advertisement is actually really hilarious, if kind of uncomfortable in how accurate it is. That grandma is awesome.

And keep an eye out for Sid Meier himself in a cameo role - after you've booked time off for later this year, anyway.

(Via Kotaku)

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*stands up* My names Bob and I'm a Civ addict.

I really hate the Civ games, but they are too addictive. I once played for 12 hours without a break and didn't enjoy a moment of it, but couldn't pull myself away.

Having played Civ IV for about a week, I can only say...

Just one more turn.

Well, that's why I have not yet installed it despite having it for almost two weeks now (Civ IV that is, obviously).

Stupid exams.

And lo' after the world was bathed in nuclear fire, the one named Edna placed herself atop the throne of the new, burning world, where she ruled with an iron fist, she would concur many more nations...

But that, is a story for another time.

I only played Civ 1 and Civ 4, but I've also played a lot of similar games. Alpha Centauri, Galactic Civilizations, Call to Power, etc.

...and yeah, the "one more turn" syndrome is way too familiar.

The original Civilization is the first PC game that I bought and the first game that I would pull an all-nighter without even realizing it. I thought I broke my addiction with Civ 3....but it might come back with Civ 5...

/sigh

I will die from starvation in front of Civ V... Smiling.

Hurr Durr Derp:
I only played Civ 1 and Civ 4, but I've also played a lot of similar games. Alpha Centauri, Galactic Civilizations, Call to Power, etc.

...and yeah, the "one more turn" syndrome is way too familiar.

Well Apha Centauri and Call to Power are more or less Civilization games (at least they are Sid Meier games). I wasted a lot of time on those as well...and the original Pirates and Railroad Tycoon as well...

I played civ 4... didn't get the "hook" like so many others. I've played other empire builders and racing up the tech tree was always my favored playstyle, but it was a bit trickier to pull off in civ 4. After that I ran across something that really stopped any possibility of getting hard addicted.

My tank unit (a motorized vehicle with steel armor and a cannon) lost a 1 vs 1 fight to a praetorian unit (a guy with a sword and shield)
Seriously?

I can still have fun playing it, but some considerations should be taken, like when you hit a tank with a sword you don't do it any harm.

Civilization 4 was the best game I have ever played. No game to this day has managed to keep me this captivated for so many hours. I can't wait for Civilization 5.

In regards to the video, it has a basis in truth. I mean fuck, I spent nights playing Civ 4. I went to the computer, turned the game on and next thing you know the sun came up.

I'm a Civ addict.

I remember once I started playing at around 9PM. Next time I looked at the clock it was 5AM.

Everything is just one turn away.

I will be stronger. I will not let Civ V consume me!

The only game to ever give me "One More Turn" Syndrome was the original Master of Orion

When I first heard of Civ 5 I was excited, and whenever I hear a new bit of news or another article about it refreshes my excitement... too many hours wasted on civ4, and I didn't even buy it when it came out!

Does it include DRM? Yes or no?

Gotta love the obama "Nope" poster in the back

edit... and then later in the vid they focus on it. I feel like such a poser now.

This is funny because it's true.

I was crashing so hard after seeing the Civ V preview that I played Sins of the Solar Empire all weekend. My strategy brain needed something to grasp onto.

Straying Bullet:
Does it include DRM? Yes or no?

It's on Steam, I believe, so it will work that way.

I can't stand the wait for Civ V any longer. I've even manipulated 2 of my friends into putting down FPS' so they would play Civ IV with me but its still not enough, I need more..

And good god Edna was right about that dick Montezuma. I'll make him pay though, you think your swordsman can stand up to my Gunships? Bitch is gonna die.

That was hilarious! Im going to need to join that so badly! <3 Civ games! Where do I sign up?

Statement: One more turn
Rationale: One additional turn will not take long, and I have something important to do next turn.

/repeat

"That's too many erections"
Teehee, I found myself giggeling at that one.

But yah, indeed, me and my friends have wasted too much time Civ'ing instead of writing our reports due tomorrow. After we finished our third game, it struck us we wouldn't be able to finish it on time, and started a fourth game. Woah, I guess I'm an addict then...

"I'm a Cucumber, and I'm a Civ addict!"

But unlike those people, I don't care for the rest of my life. I want Civ, 'till I die!!

I think Leonard Nimoy said it best.

Now, remake Alpha Centurai already and fix the damn Clone Banks.

The_root_of_all_evil:
I think Leonard Nimoy said it best.

Now, remake Alpha Centurai already and fix the damn Clone Banks.

yeah alpha centauri!
(also that video would've been better if it was just continous beeps :P)
civ itself it's a nice game.. but not that nice :P
well.. one more turn then..

I could never have enough of these games. Especially when Stalin tried to make peace with me and Gandhi tried to nuke me.

The Sid Meier cameo did it for me... The way the room went silent.

Should be epic.

I swear to God, when I read the thread title, I honestly thought this was about some unofficial 'Anonymous' Civ mod 4chan cooked up or something. No lie.

I can personally attest to Civ's addictiveness, myself; I played Civilization Revolution on the 360 and it was very involving, although its depth was limited since it was a port and all.

Sir Kemper:
And lo' after the world was bathed in nuclear fire, the one named Edna placed herself atop the throne of the new, burning world, where she ruled with an iron fist, she would concur many more nations...

But that, is a story for another time.

I would buy Civ5 if it had Edna as an unlockable World Leader.

I'm definitely a Civ addict. Not in a "must play all the time" kind of way, but I'm definitely a "one more turn" kinda guy. I haven't played it for quite a while at the moment, but I do have a Civ4 game waiting to be finished. I know once I load it up I will have trouble stopping so I'm leaving it for when I have a mountain of spare time.

Hmm now that I think about it I still have both the expansions to install too... gotta go!

Im fairly sure this is an old ad. With a bit more added to it. Could just be me though.

much like edna, i learned long ago that montezuma is, quite simply, a DICK.

already pre-ordered civ5 on steam =)

 

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