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PostSubject: Civilization VI   Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:00 pm

The hype is absolutely crazy... I don't know how much money they've spent on marketing but it's getting really hard to avoid being bombed with information regarding the new version of civ.

After looking at a gameplay video it's obvious that they've taken quite a few pages from Amplitude's Endless Legend (which is the right move considering how good this game is).

What I find baffling is their choice of leader to represent France:


She didn't actually reign but was the power behind the throne and she wasn't even French (she was born in Florence iirc) although we could argue that Napoleon wasn't French either. Razz

That is just silly.  lol!

"She was the most powerful European queen of the 16th century" is not something that will please the English considering that Queen Elizabeth I ruled during the 16th century (but it's doubtful she was seen as powerful before the defeat of the Spanish Armada).

Catherine De Medici was Queen Consort and Regent, not a ruler in her own right and she is better known in history for the Saint Bartholomew massacre.

All in all I think it's a fairly dubious choice and to me Queen Victoria for the English seems to be a much more relevant historical figure.

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:07 am

It's weird, I wrote a full reply to your post, but it vanished without a trace. The only thing I can think of is I closed the window before the reply was sent, but I was sure I have posted it. Neutral

I was saying that after 5 Civ games, they probably feel like they have to "mix it up" a little. But historical figures are historical figures. I know the roman empire span hundreds of years, but if you think of two noteworthy characters, it's Julius Ceasar and Augustus, no matter how many previous games they were in. I think it's odd to put Catherine de Medici.

Is it just me, or does the gameplay looks a lot like Civ 5?

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:10 am

It's definitely not you. Wink

To me it looks like they took Civ 5 mixed it up with Endless Legends and made the leaders look a bit more like cartoon characters to get that vibrant family friendly look.

I agree about noteworthy characters but what I find baffling is that there are countless characters who are better suited than the one they've picked for the French. Hell if they didn't want an official ruler they could have picked Armand Jean du Plessis Cardinal de Richelieu who was a statesman, strategist and the best example of what we call the power behind the throne. And I'm saying that only because I'm discarding all the French kings and trying to be in keeping with the mechanics they have put forward for France.

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:39 am

Hey, could be worse -- the French could be DLC

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:02 am

Just like in that disgrace known as Battlefield 1 that's what you mean?

Fucking EA bloody idiots greedy arse wipers they know no shame taking away France and Russia so they can focus on Murica and please their demographics.

So yes I guess it could be worse...

If I had my way I would make Charlemagne the leader of the French civ just to piss off Germans (I'm being petty but frankly they do deserve it and it would remind them of our shared history) and give the French some kick ass knights as the unique unit (preferably something that comes into play before the game is over would be nice for a change) and a unique building focused on wine and cheese making (because that's what we do best). Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:30 pm

Yup, that's exactly what I was referencing. I was taking the piss but your reaction never fails to entertain Laughing

Of course Murica has an exaggerated role. In their little revisionist history they defeated Hitler, Stalin, the Japs, stopped the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all with no helo from anyone because as we all know, Murica is freedom, Murics is the greatest nation in the world...

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Alright, enough of my derailing this thread Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:15 pm

You forgot Independance Day and the alien invasion in your list.

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:22 pm

So I did -- my bad Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Civilization VI   Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:55 am

Pardon my French but screw Firaxis as well. Civ has never been about real world history but they've always pretended that it was. Adding that leader to the roster simply because she is a woman and they want to spice things up is bullshit. Fucking revisionists that's what they are.

I'm sick and tired of all that nonsense and frankly the choices they've made for other civs (which should be called nations if it wasn't some PR gimmick) are not necessarily better.

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