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.
Tumbler wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 16:50: I've come close to buying this several times and the price keeps holding me back. I think u can get it on Amazon for 20% off as a prime member but I still can't pull the trigger.
I went and watched a twitch stream of it and it didn't make difference. I can't help feeling like this is another rebooted sim city. The graphical style they went with leaves me wondering when the iPad release us going to be.
It does not feel anything like Sim City to me, but it does seem to cling to Civ-style gameplay to a fault, imo. The original Civ had things like leaders that are more gods than people due to limitations of computers at the time- managing dynastic rule was not in the cards for early 1990's strategy games.
Same thing with the turn based approached... I think "real-time pause-able" is superior in every way- the flow of the game just feels artificial with turn based mechanics. I only prefer turn based mechanics for deep historical simulations, like the AGEOD games, or GG: War in the (east|west) series.
That said, I think this could be fun, but it's priced at such a premium that I'm not sure I'll ever pick it up. It would need to hit the $39.99 price point before the dlc come for me to even consider. With games like Endless Legend going for $7 on sale, I'd probably go that route before blowing $70 on a game I might only put 20 hours into before I'm bored to death.