civilization vi asks you to take one more turn
Civilization VI asks you to take One More Turn”¦
It has been 6 years since Civilization V released back in 2010 and since then armchair generals and diplomats have spent countless hours convincing themselves that “one more turn” was all that was needed for complete and total victory. I myself have spent far too many late nights acquiring just one more science unlock or finishing the conquest or a rival civilization.
The timing for the release of a new updated version of the venerable franchise could not be better as 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Civilization, that is a lot of years spent looking to squeeze in one more turn!
Some features from the website for the new game include”¦
EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.
ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.
I am extremely excited for some of these new features, especially the new Combined Arms and Dynamic Diplomacy. The combat and the AI of rival Civs have been some of the weak points in the franchise so it is good that they are getting some love.
The combat is the Civ games while fun, have always been built from simple rock, paper, scissors type gameplay. I am looking forward to a more dynamic and possibly strategic battle system and the idea of being able to “customize” units into a combined force sounds extremely interesting.
The Dynamic Diplomacy feature is also something that is of interest being that weak AI has always plagued the Civ franchise. The games answer to higher difficulties it to let the AI cheat with speed bonuses and such. Perhaps with the new system, the challenge can ramp up in a more organic fashion.
In any case, I am certainly going to be anxiously awaiting the release of this one on October 21, 2016! What do you think? Are you ready for “One More Turn?” Most importantly what do you want to see from this updated installment? Are you excited for some of these new features? Share your thoughts in the comments below!