Zobeid, on July 2nd 2005, 09:34 AM, said:
I think what worries me most about the game is the greatly expanded, more complicated role of religion in the game. I'm trying to keep an open mind. . . but that's definitely not something I would have asked for.
It just sounds like more stuff I'm not really interested in that I have to micro-manage.
I believe this is going to play-out similar to how culture did in Civ3. There are going to be those who love it and those who hate it. Those who hate it are going to be the warmongers, because it will likely halt, if not temporarily, their war machines.
Being a builder at heart, I feel I'm going to like religion's inclusion as a feature. But alas, Firaxis is never going to balance the Civ series by checking one's ability to conquer the world. Too many people would be upset.
Don't get me wrong, it should be possible, but the AI civs "should" recognize what is going on and confront you. Similar to how nations address military build-ups, such as the USA's concern over Europe possibly selling arms to China again.