Sorry for the lack of posts around here, no excuse other than being lazy and nothing in gaming really jumping out to me and screaming “write a post!”.
Civ 6 is out, and I’ve played it a little this morning. So far I’m really enjoying it, from the graphics to the design changes. Its a bit early to tell, but right now I have a feeling Civ 6 is a solid step forward for the franchise, changing enough to feel new, but keeping the spirit of the series alive. More about it next week once I have some solid time under my belt.
I played a little last night in the tutorial, then a bit more today in a normal game. My 1st thoughts are here: https://nomadicgamer.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/civ6-civilization-6-1st-impressions/
Saw your post, seems we are on the same page so far.
I have one interesting bug in my current game: I’m Rome, but the game seems to think I’m not, to the point that I’ve had ‘Rome’ declare war on me, and I see rumor events like “Rome is now trading with China”.
Yeah, that does seem a bit weird. I’ll watch for that when I get home tonight and pick up my Rome game.
I’m a little surprised you like the graphics. The fog of war bit is nice, but the new mobile-style art is one of the reasons I’m dragging my feet on this one.
I like the map, cities, and units. I’m not as big a fan about the leader graphics, and I hate that they went with some odd choices for who represents some of the civs (America should always be Washington).
The UI is ok, though I’ve had issues with the event scroll on the left side not always registering the mouse, but I think that’s like due to playing at 3440×1440.
The toddler-toy units will take a lot of getting used to, for me.
As to leaders, they seem to be going with multiple ones per civ this time around so old sheep-teeth might still make it in. I’m pleased enough about Spain – Phillip II represents the civilisation’s peak – but France is downright mystifying, Germany mildly questionable, and Norway probably shouldn’t be the single Civ representing Scandinavia.