It hasn't been popping up much around these parts, so I figured I'd take a brief moment to remind you all that Civilization 6 is coming out in less than a month. It's also looking, well, quite good.
There's been a steady flow of gameplay trailers being released through the official Youtube channel, with another one popping up this morning with the Sumerians. There isn't anything particularly flashy about the videos themselves, but it's a handy primer into what you can expect on a practical level if you were to fire Civ 6 up this time next month.
Something not included in the video: the Sumerians don't get any warmonger penalties for declaring war on any faction at war with one of their allies. Gilgamesh, the leader of the Sumerians, also gets a 50% discount on leveraging city state military forces. A good friend to have, then.
I'm a little on the fence about Civ this year, all things considered. The series has developed a bit of a reputation for only coming together once one or two expansions have been released, which is a bit of a heartbreaker for people like me who played the first two Civilizations to death (or Alpha Centauri).
And there was Beyond Earth, which has the second worst rating of any game Firaxis has ever published on Steam. Ouch.