when you search "civ 5 multiplayer" on google the first line of the first link says : "Civilization 5 can be fun to play multiplayer. However, there are some 'quirks' that can make things frustrating or difficult" (http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Civilization_5_Multiplayer_Tips)
when you search "civ 5 multiplayer simultaneous turn" > most of the links are explanation of how does it works (the first link explain that it's bad)
That demonstrate that is not intuitive
Simultaneous turns are problematic if you're playing competitively, because you get into click races when there's a thing that two people are both one turn away from. Most of the time they work fine though, and in coop they're great because they really speed things up.
Endless Space uses simultaneous turns to great effect (shame it doesn't have allied victory though).
I still think it's very strange to make simultaneous turn (conceptually speaking) because turns are specially design not to be simultaneous. So when you make simultaneous turns it's not intuitive and they are issues
There's issues doing sequential turns as well: namely that if you go beyond two players, everybody spends most of their time waiting.
Ok the game is historically turn base so all GC3 will be TBS including MP, I understand that...
But you don't find that simultaneous turn reinvent the real time?
No, because they're still turns. If I spend 15 seconds moving ships on my turn and you spend five minutes doing planetary management on yours, then I just have to wait for my next turn. The turn doesn't progress until everyone's done, so people still get whatever time they need to think, plan, or get distracted by children. The faster player doesn't typically have an advantage over the slower one just by virtue of speed, which in a realtime game they absolutely do.
is there any advantage of simultaneous turn over real time for MP except that GC is historically a TBS?
If the single player game is turn based, then the multiplayer game has to be turn based as well otherwise you have to write what is essentially a different game. So yes, the big advantage of simultaneous turns is that it lets MP sitll be turn based, but workable with more than two players.