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  1. Avatar James K says:

    I’m liking Civ 6 so far, the new district system makes building up cities much more strategic – its not as simple as building everything, you need to work out what you want to specialise in with each city. Similarly, that tile improvements now take a consumable worker to build means that tiling every piece of clear ground with farms doesn’t necessarily make sense either.

    The changes to barbarians took a little getting used to though – you need to mobilise a military much sooner in the game than I am used to.Report

    • Avatar Morat20 says:

      I’m gonna let Civ 6 sit awhile before I buy it. I put quite a bit of time into Civ 5, but I made sure to buy that after the first DLC, when they’re started fixing some of the problems.Report

      • Avatar DavidTC says:

        Same here, except for the part where I bought Civ 5 prelease.

        But I will wait for Civ 6.

        Civilization has, sadly, moved from the ‘automatically buy prerelease’ to the ‘wait a year for a sale when the second DLC comes out’ category. I was very disappointed when 5 forgot half the features of 4…but I probably should have expected it. Same with the space version thingy I’ve forgotten the name of.

        Civilization games just keep disappointing me.

        As for what I am currently playing, I just rebeat Rise of the Tomb Raider in Survival mode, and got a 100% there, and beat the new ‘Explore your house via a dumb plot of having to find your father’s will’ DLC, which oddly almost a pure adventure game…you don’t even get weapons. Not even really any platforming!

        I haven’t tries the horror survival version of that (It’s literally same plot, except zombies are added. And weapons, one hopes!), not really a fan of horror survival, but I might.

        As an aside, either I hadn’t noticed it before or it got added in some DLC, but Rise of the Tomb Raider has literally everything I gripe about in games not having in replayability. I can build all sorts of challenges for myself (Using a goofy card system, and then earn points to buy more cards…but whatever. It works.), and even replay entire specific levels over, with all sorts of modifications. If I want to replay the starting level with end-game weapons and all the enemies running around on fire and immune to sneak attacks, I can. I want to build a series of challenges of killing random wolves, I can. I want to stealth kill dozens of enemies, I can. There is also a ‘No saves’ survival mode, where you go from fire to fire, exploring stuff, and if you die it’s over. Sorta like Don’t Starve if anyone knows that game…except you’re constantly freezing to death.

        Oh, and I am currently half-way through a new play-through of Fallout 4 to attempt to get a so-called ‘perfect’ ending, which is when all factions except the Institute still like you (You have to do some things in a very specific order.)…except that *something* has wedged the settlement system, some bug has stopped half of it from working, and it’s a known problem and the only fix is to revert to a previous save…but I had no idea how far back that is, and I might have to give up the play-through.Report

        • Avatar Kim says:

          At least you weren’t asked to fix Civ 5. My friend who does video games just said “nope.” (and then provided a mathematical proof).

          Speaking of Fallout, apparently zootopia had a cool reference to the Fallout 3 designs that never actually got made into a real game…Report

    • Avatar James K says:

      Oh, and as an aside I never thought they’d be able to top Baba Yetu for a main theme, but I actually think they have.Report

      • Avatar Morat20 says:

        Same composer, isn’t it?Report

          • Avatar Morat20 says:

            Baba Yetu was fantastic. I liked this one, but we’ll have to see how it holds up.

            The Civ 6 reviews I’m getting (from fellow players, not reviewers) seems to be that, unlike the last few iterations, this one seems solid as released.

            I might end up buying it sooner rather than later. I know Civ 5 got a heck of a lot better as they released DLCs/expansions, it wasn’t that strong at launch. (But then, it was being compared to the fully mature Civ 4, which anything would have looked bad against).Report

            • Avatar Autolukos says:

              I’ve only played a few hours, so I have no idea how much I’ll end up liking it, but I will say that VI is noticeably fuller-featured at launch than the last two were.Report

  2. Donald Glover is going to play Lando Calrissian.

    Between him and Alden Ehrenreich, I may have to go see the damned thing.Report

  3. Avatar Guy says:

    I may have been roped into teaching a bunch of college students about Dwarf Fortress … which means I’ll need to go back to playing Dwarf Fortress.Report