Steam Top 10

The list of this week's bestselling titles on Steam seems to be dominated by one game. Not sure why it turned out this way, but here's the list:

  1. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  2. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  3. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  4. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  5. Fallout 4
  6. Football Manager 2017
  7. DOOM
  8. Shadow Warrior 2
  9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  10. Fallout 4 Season Pass
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 23:44
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 23:44
Oct 24, 2016, 23:44
 
Caladell wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 20:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 03:31:
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

Buying Civ before the first expansion is one of the classic blunders. It's right up there with:
- Never get involved in a land war in Asia
- Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.


Damnit man! You're gonna make me watch it again. Which will be my..what? 20th? 30th? viewing? I don't even know anymore

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 20:03
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 20:03
Oct 24, 2016, 20:03
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 03:31:
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

Buying Civ before the first expansion is one of the classic blunders. It's right up there with:
- Never get involved in a land war in Asia
- Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Damnit man! You're gonna make me watch it again. Which will be my..what? 20th? 30th? viewing? I don't even know anymore
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 14:45
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 14:45
Oct 24, 2016, 14:45
 
What day is this? Is it 2:42 in the afternoon or morning? One.. more.. turn.

I'm thoroughly enjoying Civ 6. It has every feature of Civ 5 + all its expansions which is really nice to see out the gate, and has taken some chances with new gameplay features that add a lot of strategy to the game. It needs a patch or two to sort out some bugs and idiosyncrasies with a few of the new features, but it's already a better game. The AI could still use some work for sure but it's head and shoulders better than Civ 5's AI.

I knew it was gonna be a good Civ game when I learned its developers were the same guys who did the Civ 5 expansions, which dramatically improved that broken initial release.. even if the added complexity of the expansions was there mostly to cover up how broke the core of the game was lol.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 09:18
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 09:18
Oct 24, 2016, 09:18
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 03:31:
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

Buying Civ before the first expansion is one of the classic blunders. It's right up there with:
- Never get involved in a land war in Asia
- Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

True since Civ3. Untrue before. Obviously. (had to make sure that The Great Truths are properly framed)
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 03:31
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 03:31
Oct 24, 2016, 03:31
 
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

Buying Civ before the first expansion is one of the classic blunders. It's right up there with:
- Never get involved in a land war in Asia
- Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 24, 2016, 03:28
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 03:28
Oct 24, 2016, 03:28
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 20:06:
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

What about Civ Beyond Earth? Because the "expansion" added nothing of value...

Anyway, CIV 6 is imo kinda flawed but ultimately better than Beyond Earth

You didn't like the expansion? Sad!

The expansion let you colonize the ocean. Let me tell ya, that's yuge!
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 24, 2016, 02:00
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 24, 2016, 02:00
Oct 24, 2016, 02:00
 
Who's counting these polls? Diebold?

Zing!
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 24, 2016, 00:31
RP
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 24, 2016, 00:31
Oct 24, 2016, 00:31
RP
 
"asymmetry/unpredictability/overpowered abilities"

This would normally make me cringe, but I think Civ definitely needs a bit more Charlie-from-Always-Sunny "wildcard, bitches!" moments, like your Jesus-based strategy that was nullified by the Greeks.

Thanks for a very entertaining mini-review. I skipped Civ V so will probably pick this up ... after the first expansion
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 23, 2016, 23:59
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 23, 2016, 23:59
Oct 23, 2016, 23:59
 
The rest of the game is a bit rougher than the awesome starts, but I too lost most waking hours to this since launch. I may have watched the sun come up last night which is something I haven't done gaming since the late 90's.

Fell into religion for various reasons in current game. Initial apostle spam was a bit boring but now I've worked it out it's kind of fun. I flipped my main religious rival, causing him to pump out twice as many apostles as I can afford due to his superior religion score and possible AI cheats that go around spreading my version of Scientology for me. Theological combat doesn't explain istself well and can be boring to watch when there is a lot of it but I got an apostle with +20 "debate" promotion combined with the Scythian "heal 50% on kill" perk who has gone full Jesus over two continents, flipping cities to our religion as enemies throw themselves at him. The greeks got some wonder that makes them immune to this strategy though which is awesome. A lot more asymmetry/unpredictability/overpowered abilities which helps make this feel as fresh as anything this series has done since release. A pity BE didn't take this many risks.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 23:51
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 23:51
Oct 23, 2016, 23:51
 
Shok wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 22:35:
Skyrim will be making a return to the top 10 next week me thinks.

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 23:46
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 23:46
Oct 23, 2016, 23:46
 
ShakaUVM wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 21:50:
It's different enough to be justified in calling it a new game.


I suppose. I didn't spend enough time playing it to get into the nitty gritty details of how it differs, of which I'm sure there are plenty. My first impression however was that this was a new art style, a reskinned UI, reworked civics, and reworked city building, i.e. districts and builders. Everything else felt like tweaks around the margins, and as I was getting close to that 2 hour mark, I realized I wasn't comfortable dropping 60 bucks on this.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 22:39
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 22:39
Oct 23, 2016, 22:39
 
Malvok wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 22:13:
ShakaUVM wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 21:50:
I'm really liking it.
I'm enjoying it as well. I like almost every aspect of the game. I'm not so sure about what looks like the ability to spam cities without any penalty but the rest of the changes I like.

The only real bug I've found is when it switches to the wrong unit for a second before continuing to the right one. I've ordered units to the wrong location a few times because I clicked too soon.
I'd like to comment, but I've lost a weekend somewhere. Just a few more turns and I'll be at a stopping point...
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 22:38
nin
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 22:38
Oct 23, 2016, 22:38
 nin
 
Shok wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 22:35:
Skyrim will be making a return to the top 10 next week me thinks.

Woot woot!!!!!

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 22:35
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 22:35
Oct 23, 2016, 22:35
 
Skyrim will be making a return to the top 10 next week me thinks.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 22:13
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 22:13
Oct 23, 2016, 22:13
 
ShakaUVM wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 21:50:
I'm really liking it.
I'm enjoying it as well. I like almost every aspect of the game. I'm not so sure about what looks like the ability to spam cities without any penalty but the rest of the changes I like.

The only real bug I've found is when it switches to the wrong unit for a second before continuing to the right one. I've ordered units to the wrong location a few times because I clicked too soon.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 23, 2016, 21:57
Dev
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Oct 23, 2016, 21:57
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Kxmode wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 20:35:
I could be wrong but I think the reason Civ6 is listed four times relates to the number of different options on the Steam store page.

Buy Sid Meier's Civilization VI $59.99
Buy Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Digital Deluxe $79.99
Buy Steam Controller + Civilization VI Digital Deluxe $129.98
Buy Steam Controller + Civilization VI $89.98
And impressive that each option individually sold so much that it's in top 4.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 23, 2016, 21:56
Ant
 
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Oct 23, 2016, 21:56
 Ant
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 16:09:
I'm surprised Civ 6 isn't on here.
Nah, take all ten spots!
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 21:50
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Oct 23, 2016, 21:50
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:36:
I bought, and then returned, Civ 6. Too much like Civ 5 to be worth the full asking price. All other Civ games felt meaningfully different from their predecessors, whereas this one felt like a Civ 5 expansion pack. A meaty expansion pack, but an expansion pack nonetheless, and I can't justify $60 for a game I already own.

It's different enough to be justified in calling it a new game.

I'm really liking it. And I say this as someone who hated Civ V out of the box. Civ V was a super dumbed down version of the game; Civ VI has all sorts of very interesting options.

There's a few bugs (most irritating when Move Next Unit bugs out and won't select the unit that needs to move, or how hard it is to see improvements in the basic UI), but they are minor enough not to bother me.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 23, 2016, 20:35
Kxmode
 
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 23, 2016, 20:35
Oct 23, 2016, 20:35
 Kxmode
 
I could be wrong but I think the reason Civ6 is listed four times relates to the number of different options on the Steam store page.

Buy Sid Meier's Civilization VI $59.99
Buy Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Digital Deluxe $79.99
Buy Steam Controller + Civilization VI Digital Deluxe $129.98
Buy Steam Controller + Civilization VI $89.98
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Oct 23, 2016, 20:06
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Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 20:06
Oct 23, 2016, 20:06
 
Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
one of Life's great truths:

never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

What about Civ Beyond Earth? Because the "expansion" added nothing of value...

Anyway, CIV 6 is imo kinda flawed but ultimately better than Beyond Earth
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