A few days ago, Civilization V received a 800MB update through Steam. Holy smokes!, you might think, Firaxis has given me an early Christmas present! Sadly, this is not the case and in fact, you'll find your lovingly-hung stocking is filled with a giant steaming turd, in the shape of an obnoxious new game launcher that no one asked for.
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Civilization VI is a very good video game, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.
Civilization 5 is one of the greatest video games of all time, and one of the oft-overlooked reasons why isn't its "one more turn" systems or balance, but its cartoon leaders. Despite their exaggerated appearance they feel alive, and it was cool to see this aspect of the game not just retained, but improved for Civilization 6.
One of the more pleasant surprises with how good Civ 6 has been out of the gates has been the game's urban planning system. Something Haphaz77 has shown off here to terrific effect.
Early last year, something beautiful happened: a single game of Civ 6 was started up, with 61 civs all controlled by the AI, then left to run. It was chaos, there was bloodshed, but sadly, it all kinda fell apart thanks to technical woes. Not to matter! It's starting up again, and for curious spectators looks a lot better.
Gandhi's been a notorious arsehole in Sid Meier's Civilization, first as a result of a bug and later because that bug was hilarious. Seeing the leader, a longstanding image of peace and pacifism, threaten players with nuclear weapons is a staple of the franchise. It's not surprising that Gandhi is still an arsehole in Civilization 6, but he's a different kind of arsehole this time around.