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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 09:38 AM

If you still have too much time on your hand, Firaxis got you covered: they just announced Civilization VI, coming October 21. No mention of a Mac version, but it's inevitable.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

That's quite a change in art style. Primary colours and cartoon-ish. I...like it.

But, feck, i'm still making my way through the EE Infinity Engine games, and I've just started Stellaris. I'll pencil Civ VI in for 2020.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 01:37 PM

Mac and Linux was confirmed in an official tweet.

The good news about this one is they are including all the standard stuff like religion and trade routes right out of the gate, so it should feel more complete than V did on launch. But overall, doesn't seem like a massive difference. Dynamic diplomacy and terrain that determines your research seems like the most intriguing changes. I really wish they'd do something about the endgame because it gets so tedious. For me the first 1000 years of Civ are much more fun than the last.

But yes, I'm in around 2020 too. I really haven't played Brave New World all that much.

And whoever thought of Sunshine music + Sean Bean's soothing voice, that's one hell of a combo. Hope he voices the flavor text. I miss Nimoy from IV.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:21 AM

More complex politics would make the end game more interesting.

I am not sure i dig the art style for Civ, but i of course wont reject it immediately. But it does look more like disneyland than a planet surface.

It has been 6 years since Civ V was announced. Time surely does fly. Vanilla sure wasnt good, maybe i should try the complete edition around 2020.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:46 AM

The new graphical style reminds me a lot of Civ IV: it's similarly colourful, bright and slightly cartoonish. I have no problems with that.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:23 AM

It is definitely more cartoonish than Civ IV.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:28 PM

View Postnick68k, on 11 May 2016 - 11:35 AM, said:

That's quite a change in art style. Primary colours and cartoon-ish. I...like it.

But, feck, i'm still making my way through the EE Infinity Engine games, and I've just started Stellaris. I'll pencil Civ VI in for 2020.

Not if you played CivRev. My first thought was, "That looks just like CivRev." I presonally prefer my graphics not quite so "bubbly" and with more grit.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:19 PM

I will have to get used to the graphics. But I don't think the goal is for it to be cartoony for it's own sake. I suspect they are trying to make complicated scenes easier to understand visually. If done well we might not need to go into city view or click on units as often. And the different civs' buildings might look different as well.

I recall a similar debate as Diablo III's look evolved.. Say, if we complain loudly about Civ 6's graphics maybe they'll follow Blizzard's lead and add a secret candy-colored civilization that trains teddy bear units and builds rainbows instead of roads.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:22 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 12 May 2016 - 08:19 PM, said:

I will have to get used to the graphics. But I don't think the goal is for it to be cartoony for it's own sake. I suspect they are trying to make complicated scenes easier to understand visually. If done well we might not need to go into city view or click on units as often. And the different civs' buildings might look different as well.
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That's exactly what they said in an interview. Cities also exist over multiple tiles called districts now, so you won't have visual clutter later in the game with a city crowded with wonders.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:53 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 12 May 2016 - 10:23 AM, said:

It is definitely more cartoonish than Civ IV.

But not by a huge margin. Sure, the textures are flatter, but it has the same bright and caricature-like quality.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 03:27 PM

I do like it. Civ V graphics definitely "popped" more though-- it was a pretty game, whereas the colors for Civ 6 feel rather muted. But the initial impact is less important than what it's like to play for long periods of time.
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:21 PM

Damn, 4 cores required? I wonder how stringent that will be, i.e if the new 13" (probably Skylake) MBP will be able to run it. Civ is always a nice game to have on the go.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:31 AM

So my GPU hits minimum requirements, but my CPU is way above. I guess I can play it. But I can wait for the Super Extended Complete Directors Millenium Falcon Edition, if they plan to pump out DLC as with Civ V.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:49 AM

View PostCougar, on 04 October 2016 - 10:21 PM, said:

Damn, 4 cores required?
Two cores are no longer enough to fuel Gandhi's murderous wrath.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 05:20 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 05 October 2016 - 03:49 AM, said:

Two cores are no longer enough to fuel Gandhi's murderous wrath.
One core for graphics.
One core for AI.
One core for Ghandi's complex planning.
One core for handling the complex graphical computations of total atomic war, instated by Ghandi.

Correct?

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 05:44 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 05 October 2016 - 05:20 AM, said:

One core for graphics.
One core for AI.
One core for Ghandi's complex planning.
One core for handling the complex graphical computations of total atomic war, instated by Ghandi.

Correct?
Precisely.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:51 AM

Thank goodness Ghandi was assassinated in our timeline before he got nuked up.  I suspect time cops.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:37 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 05 October 2016 - 03:31 AM, said:

So my GPU hits minimum requirements, but my CPU is way above. I guess I can play it. But I can wait for the Super Extended Complete Directors Millenium Falcon Edition, if they plan to pump out DLC as with Civ V.

I expect they will still do at least one expansion, but the base game has most of the goodies BNW does. It's not bare bones like vanilla Civ V.