Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meierís Civilizationģ VI, the latest
entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise, is now available
worldwide for Windows-based PC. Sid Meierís Civilization VI offers players new
ways to interact with their world, expand their empire across the map, advance
their culture, and compete against historyís greatest leaders to build a
civilization to stand the test of time.
Sid Meierís Civilization VI marks another milestone in the Civilization
franchise, which has sold-in over 35 million units worldwide and changed the
gaming landscape by bringing the strategy genre to unparalleled heights. In Sid
Meierís Civilization VI, cities will physically expand across the map to create
new, deep strategic layers, active research in technology and culture will
unlock new potential ways to play; and the large variety of leaders will pursue
their own agendas based on their historical character traits as players race to
achieve victory however they choose to play.
Yea isn't DoS awesome? I had put off purchasing it for the longest time in hopes of a deep cut in the price but ended up buying it at $20 a few months back (during the summer gaming drought) and holy crap I should have spent $60 on this game.. the devs deserve it. I've since put 109 hours into it (sans the ~20 from my first game which I restarted after totally fubar'ing the character builds lol).
Played an hour or two of Civ 6 last night. I think it's a marked improvement. I agree I think the city states are handled far better than in Civ 5, and is it just me or do they never expand their borders (or perhaps just much.. much slower). Just about every single aspect of the game seems to be improved, sans one: the UI is a bit overly complex IMHO. It's really hard to find things that should be a click away but require opening 2 sub-menus to reach - like demographic information. The game does appear to be 'more' complex than its predecessor so I expected a more complicated UI but man it seems unnecessarily so.
My first game I decided to start as Saladin (Arabia) and go a science or potentially faith victory. I stopped at turn 50 and so far I've had a lot of fun with it. Even the boring early turns are somewhat exciting lol.