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Civilization VI Videos

A video from Eurogamer includes an interview with Civilization VI lead designer Ed Beach, along with about 18 minutes of gameplay footage from the upcoming continuation of Sid Meier's beloved series. Along the way they take a deep dive into some of the game's strategy elements. They have also posted the E3 presentation for Civilization VI, offering over 12 minutes of gameplay, and going the whole lead designer thing one better by providing narration from none other that Sean Bean. Spoiler alert, he somehow manages to survive to the end:

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20. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 22:40 Quboid
 
I like the look of the map. It is a bit like Civ 4 and I used that graphics mod to make the world more realistic so maybe I'll get sick of this.

It appears that the landscape is known from the start. Are the ancient tribes supposed to know the layout of far-away lands?
 
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19. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 21:55 Total-Khaos
 
yonder wrote on Jun 26, 2016, 11:01:
The heck are you guys talking about? The graphics have, depending on your definition, either been cartoony for about 15 years or so, or have been cartoony the entire time. If you hate that aspect of the game you've hated the last 3 or 4 entries into the series.

I, for one, love the new look of the map and I think the change of the way cities work is a massive enough change to warrant a new entry into the series. I'm glad they're taking risks. If I want to play the same game over and over, I'll do exactly that, since I have all the games in the series.

To me, it looks like mobile game with the stylized leaders and World of Warcraft looking trees / terrain. It would be great to go back to historical looking leaders, units, and realistic looking terrain. I'm sure the game-play itself will be fine.
 
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18. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 13:23 Fion
 
Don't get me wrong Yonder, I'm rather hyped for the game and I 'love' the new map system - from the unexplored areas having like an old parchment map styling to them to mountains having a use besides a way to block attacking troops trying to get by your fortress.

I do agree that the games have been cartoony for a while, and it seems clear that Civ VI art design is heavily inspired by Civ IV's (which I disliked then too). Between gigantic army units were huge battles were fought between... 8 combatants and the game's leaders looking like a saturday morning cartoon, IV was seriously cartoonish in its art direction and Civ VI is clearly following that trend, if not going even more cartoony.

I must prefered Civ V's 'stylized realism', and mods only increased this with - as I mentioned - R.E.D. Mod Pack making units look like more than 6-8 individual gigantic soldiers. I just hope we see mods like that fairly soon with CiV VI.

Def pre-ordering though!
 
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17. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 12:32 Pr()ZaC
 
Civilization VI is coming.  
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16. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 12:23 Bludd
 
yonder wrote on Jun 26, 2016, 11:01:
The heck are you guys talking about? The graphics have, depending on your definition, either been cartoony for about 15 years or so, or have been cartoony the entire time. If you hate that aspect of the game you've hated the last 3 or 4 entries into the series.

I, for one, love the new look of the map and I think the change of the way cities work is a massive enough change to warrant a new entry into the series. I'm glad they're taking risks. If I want to play the same game over and over, I'll do exactly that, since I have all the games in the series.
The graphics need to be stylised like this now because of the amount of info you need to be able to grasp at a glance is greater bsince the cities are unstacked. I think it looks clean and good. I hate the way Beyond Earth looks, it is WAY to busy and I am glad they didn't go down that route.
 
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15. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 11:01 yonder
 
The heck are you guys talking about? The graphics have, depending on your definition, either been cartoony for about 15 years or so, or have been cartoony the entire time. If you hate that aspect of the game you've hated the last 3 or 4 entries into the series.

I, for one, love the new look of the map and I think the change of the way cities work is a massive enough change to warrant a new entry into the series. I'm glad they're taking risks. If I want to play the same game over and over, I'll do exactly that, since I have all the games in the series.
 
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14. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 01:37 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 15:35:
Whats happening with Space Civ then? Hopefully not dead on arrival.

Civ Beyond Earth is "beyond hope" You can't fix lazy game design

Btw, I am going to get pedantic now and mention in the first video, those walls in the city.. notice that shadows leak "beneath" the wall. It looks abysmal, as if someone slapped this together in some pre unity engine and called it a day.
 
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13. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 26, 2016, 01:36 BIGtrouble77
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 12:27:
So tired of this cartoony bullshit. Give us a real Civ game please.

It's called Europa Universalis IV. Civ V is the last game in the series I'll likely ever buy.
 
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12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 25, 2016, 20:54 Scottish Martial Arts
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:18:
It's interesting that the series is on its third designer in three versions.

Hasn't that been true of all of them though?

1. Sid Meier
2. Brian Reynolds
3. Jeff Briggs
4. Soren Johnson
5. Jon Shafer
6. Ed Beach

 
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11. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 19:26 SpectralMeat
 
I was trying to figure what the hell was going on with Ed's shirt in that interview video.
As for the game. It's a preorder for me.
GMG has a 23% off code thinkking of getting it through them.
 
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10. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 18:26 Cutter
 
The gameplay graphics look great but yeah, the stylized leaders have to go.
 
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9. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 17:01 verybad1
 
Well, I've gotten hundreds of hours out of each Civ game, and this one just watching gameplay movies is giving me a boner, so yeah. It's a preorder for me.  
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8. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 15:51 Bludd
 
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 15:35:
Whats happening with Space Civ then? Hopefully not dead on arrival.
It's had an expansion, but honestly I think it's over and I don't think it'll get any more.
 
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7. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 15:35 Task
 
Whats happening with Space Civ then? Hopefully not dead on arrival.  
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6. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 15:28 Bludd
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 15:13:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:35:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:18:
It's interesting that the series is on its third designer in three versions.

While your statement is true at face value, the reality is Ed Beach was the designer for both of the Civ V expansions as well as the core of Civ VI.

It's quite a lot of shifting. If it wasn't for the fact that each game has been better than the previous in my opinion, I would think that lead designers are carrying the can for delivering a failure, with successors easing into the role with DLC.

The designers seem to go into indie development. Maybe they're unhappy working on large projects and fancy having the sort of control that they give their players. Maybe they don't like the size of their bonus.

Watch the DICE summit Civ 25th anniversary panel with Bruce Shelley, Firaxis Games' Sid Meier, Big Huge Games' Brian Reynolds and Mohawk Games' Soren Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65FXaJHbhE

They say it is quite draining to lead a Civ game
 
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5. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 15:13 Quboid
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:35:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:18:
It's interesting that the series is on its third designer in three versions.

While your statement is true at face value, the reality is Ed Beach was the designer for both of the Civ V expansions as well as the core of Civ VI.

It's quite a lot of shifting. If it wasn't for the fact that each game has been better than the previous in my opinion, I would think that lead designers are carrying the can for delivering a failure, with successors easing into the role with DLC.

The designers seem to go into indie development. Maybe they're unhappy working on large projects and fancy having the sort of control that they give their players. Maybe they don't like the size of their bonus.

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4. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 14:35 Peter M. Smith
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 14:18:
It's interesting that the series is on its third designer in three versions.

While your statement is true at face value, the reality is Ed Beach was the designer for both of the Civ V expansions as well as the core of Civ VI.
 
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3. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 14:18 jdreyer
 
It's interesting that the series is on its third designer in three versions.  
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2. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 13:29 Fion
 
I agree, the units are few in number and cartoonish, the leaders look like they were ripped from a Disney movie. I get why they went with this, probably so it'll run on a wider variety of hardware. While I'm hyped as hell for the game, seeing units tower over the cities is jarring and will undoubtedly break immersion.

Hopefully early mods will improve the situation, reskin and resize units, add a tun more individual combatants per unit. After all one of the most popular mods for Civ V is the R.E.D. Mod Pack, I have a feeling a similar mod will be just as popular.

Edit: for clarity

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1. Re: Civilization VI Videos Jun 25, 2016, 12:27 Total-Khaos
 
So tired of this cartoony bullshit. Give us a real Civ game please.  
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