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  • I am a huge fan of the Civ series

    But I am not a fan of Civ VI

    The graphics are a step down from V.
  • " To download, all you need is the Epic Games Launcher, which you might have from playing Fortnite anyways. Just head on over to the store, where you'll see the current free game featured front-and-center. "

    OK, once downloaded how do you play it? My goal wasn't just to download it and the game launcher is no farking help beyond downloading.
  • Sorry, the only key logging I will accept is Steam. Epic can EABOD. I did my time with Microsoft servers for Dawn of War, and I refuse to give another piece of crap service with the longevity of "updates at popular game launch and 2 years of bugs until the next big game" my data.
  • I might have to try this out from my office. It's been restricted to Amazon inventory for tax reasons
  • Epic has been giving away a ton of free games, a lot of them pretty high quality.

    I have yet to spend any money on the store ( I do have two 10 dollar off codes now ), but I have a pretty decent library there now... Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, For the King, Fairia, Darksiders 1 & 2, GTA 5, and Civ 6, as well as a few others.. I also use Epic to launch MtG: Arena, just because its there...

    Steam is still my go to place, and there is no comparison between the two, but good free games are good free games.
  • cman: The graphics are a step down from V.


    If you're just talking about the leaders, its a different (more cartoonish) art style that isn't everyone's cuppa.

    If you're talking about terrain, units and city detail, I have no idea what you're talking about. VI is an improvement.

    If you're talking about gameplay changes (between V and VI), again, there are changes I wouldn't call definitively better or worse; its subjective to whether the changes are those you personally like.
    There's a lot more to (micro) manage in VI than 5, and the districts mechanic is a huge and potentially jarring leap from previous Civs.
  • Done just in time for the release of their new $40 New Frontier Pass, so they'll get a bunch of new addicts...I mean "players" hooked and ready to buy the expansion.

    /Why yes, I have just bought that myself now that you mention it.
  • all you need is the Epic Games Launcher

    Lana-Nouuuuuuuuuuuuuuupe
  • I wanted to like Civ 6. I like the districs, I even like the graphics. But the AI was so incredibly poor.
    Did they fix that already?
  • EvilJRoss: Epic has been giving away a ton of free games, a lot of them pretty high quality.

    I have yet to spend any money on the store ( I do have two 10 dollar off codes now ), but I have a pretty decent library there now... Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, For the King, Fairia, Darksiders 1 & 2, GTA 5, and Civ 6, as well as a few others.. I also use Epic to launch MtG: Arena, just because its there...

    Steam is still my go to place, and there is no comparison between the two, but good free games are good free games.


    This. So sick of the 8kun paranoids yammering on and on about Epic being Chinese and they're monitoring your data. Fine. Monitor me. I'm freaking boring! And I am poor. Steal my ID! I dare you! Enjoy the checkered past. Steal my identity and the thief is instantly on at least three federal watch lists I can name ( Hi there DEA! ). My favorite four-letter F-word is FREE.

    I have spent some money there and can't even regret that. I got Mechwarrior 5 for what was basically half off with coupons and discounts. Same with Old World and a few others. The only one I even feel burned on and got that at 20% off was The Outer Worlds. OK that was kind of a burn -- short, screaming for more content but still a fun game.

    Steam has ALWAYS tracked you folks and Valve is not exactly the Moral Standard of Gaming Etiquette and Decorum. See DOTA. Worse steam takes over 30% from the developers; Evil Chinese Epic takes 15%. So evil! That's practically Communism!

    Frankly I could care less as I have Steam, Epic, UPlay and GOG Galaxy all going. Every once in awhile I'll head over to Blizzard and see what a mess that is. Or even Origins. Or even itch.io. Keeping yourselves away from things because of "derp" from some gaming forum is just false machismo. May as well drive a big pick-up with truck nuts and MAGA stickers.

    / End rant.
  • So I got this and played through the tutorial today, and so far I'm really not sold on it. It seems to be a fair bit more complicated than Civ V was (the only other one in the series I've played), more complicated than I really liked, with all the options for policies, religions and such. It just felt a little bogged down with too many details.

    The tutorial also sucked ass.

    There were no horses or iron available at all in the world, so I had to just not build units that needed those and wait until I could make musketmen and cannons. And until I reached that point, barbarians were able to roflstomp my units, since they had units that required iron.

    The tutorial also seems to have disabled the ability to use auto explore or to delete unwanted units, which was a pain. I ended up feeding crap units I couldn't upgrade (due to the absence of iron and horses) to the barbarians.

    Also disabled for the tutorial? Saving. It took me close to three hours to finish the tutorial, I really would have liked to have stopped part way through and come back later, but that wasn't an option.

    Anyway, when I finally got my army together I was able to wreck the enemy, but the tutorial didn't actually recognize that I had taken their capital, and just kept going. I took a few more cities and then gave up and quit.

    And for some reason after I had captured all those cities my total income was something like negative 20 gold. Do captured cities cost gold? I don't know what was going on, the tutorial didn't even bother to cover that.

    I really hope the rest of the game is less of a mess than that tutorial was.
  • Thus far I've held off on buying Civ6 since I couldn't justify the purchase price to myself when I have Civ 2, 3, 4, and 5 all available to me. I suppose I'll be getting it now.
  • I miss Civilization 2: Test of Time. The fantasy and sci-fi scenarios were a lot of fun. Really different options for playing and they both allowed you to expand and colonize multiple worlds. It was missing a lot of really great features they'd develop in later games, obviously, but the features it had that were dropped are the ones I miss the most of all the games.
  • CrazyCurt: Or even itch.io.


    Itch.io is great. It's where all of the ideas too bizarre for the others go to live. Many games are free there. Others are quite affordable. Also, for the lockdown quite a lot of the developers there have been offering their paid games for free.
  • There were two options, New to Cub XI and new to Civ. I chose the latter, which is the second one for you idiots using former and latter incorrectly. New to Civ.

    The only way to see near settlements is to have settlers. That lost me 2 hours. The only way to find natural wonders once you have Charles Darwin is, ihnfi. Make a scout, then a settler, then it depends.

    My first game I was limited to 50 squares max, required ship building. Yeah they advanced faster. Plus I didn't disable the barbarians. Terrible addition.

    Second game, learning from the first, I produced things. That were useless in this unrelated game that you have to learn how to play.

    Learning and unrelated should not be in the same room.

    10 hours wasted total. Might as well just find some B2 lewds and make it a night. fark you, Sid Meier.
  • Civ V blows Civ VI away. Let's not be ridiculous.
  • I still don't want another launcher installed however GOG Galaxy 2 mentioned you could consolidate libraries. Anyone know if I could just install that and have neither Steam nor Epic installed on my machine?

    That would be enough for me to finally sign up to the Epic store.
  • Nevermind I found the answer on their website. You have to have all of them installed AND Galaxy on top. And since running a game requires the platform to be running, you'll undoubtedly need them all running as well, or wait for them to boot up when you want to launch a game.

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    Thus I want neither Epic, nor GOG on my machine. Just too much always on bullshiat, update prompts and general just bothering me.
  • karl2025: I miss Civilization 2: Test of Time. The fantasy and sci-fi scenarios were a lot of fun. Really different options for playing and they both allowed you to expand and colonize multiple worlds. It was missing a lot of really great features they'd develop in later games, obviously, but the features it had that were dropped are the ones I miss the most of all the games.


    Orbital bombardment.
  • dyhchong: Nevermind I found the answer on their website. You have to have all of them installed AND Galaxy on top. And since running a game requires the platform to be running, you'll undoubtedly need them all running as well, or wait for them to boot up when you want to launch a game.

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    Thus I want neither Epic, nor GOG on my machine. Just too much always on bullshiat, update prompts and general just bothering me.


    Never understood why they are touting that as one of the main selling points of Galaxy 2.  If you need all the separate launchers installed and running anyway, chances are you already have a consolidated point where you can launch games - called the"start menu".

    At least Steam and Galaxy have individual games listed there, haven't tried much else.

    Don't get me wrong, GoG has already separated me from a fair bit of cash.  They've got a good amount of, well, good old games that aren't on Steam.  Plus I grabbed Vampyr through them as they were the first to have a good sale on it.  But useless marketing is useless.
  • The only thing better than Civ VI is Civ V... or even Civ IV.
  • recondite cetacean: There were two options, New to Cub XI and new to Civ. I chose the latter, which is the second one for you idiots using former and latter incorrectly. New to Civ.

    The only way to see near settlements is to have settlers. That lost me 2 hours. The only way to find natural wonders once you have Charles Darwin is, ihnfi. Make a scout, then a settler, then it depends.

    My first game I was limited to 50 squares max, required ship building. Yeah they advanced faster. Plus I didn't disable the barbarians. Terrible addition.

    Second game, learning from the first, I produced things. That were useless in this unrelated game that you have to learn how to play.

    Learning and unrelated should not be in the same room.

    10 hours wasted total. Might as well just find some B2 lewds and make it a night. fark you, Sid Meier.


    Who are you conversing with that you've met one or more people that don't understand the difference between former and latter?

    You need to find smarter friends.
  • Played my first Civ VI game in Apocalypse mode last night.  Fun time with the end times.
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