With the release of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI round the corner, here are a few titbits that the rookie and the veteran players alike need to know. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the upcoming instalment in the Civilization franchise. For all the amateurs the Civilization series is a turn-based strategy game of the 4X sub genre, which means the players have to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate.
Players get to select a nation of their choice and play a ruler out of history to reign over the chosen empire, they need to nurture imperialistic ambitions like expanding their city-state, keep the subjects happy and eliminate the AI opponents.
A preview event of Civilization VI was held recently in New York, where in 52-minutes-long unfiltered gameplay footage was unveiled. The new instalment would introduce myriad of new mechanics, some of which are revealed in the preview.
The preview reveals that the cities would be reduced to districts and there would also be customizable governments. When embarking on warfare the player can gather supporting units like a battering ram along with other units, from now on the units would be better safeguarded as the player approaches the enemy’s fortress.
The leaders confirmed for the Civilization VI are Theodore Roosevelt for the USA, Cleopatra for Egypt, Qin Shi Huang for China, Hojo Tokimune for Japan, Queen Victoria for England, Catherine DeMedici for France, Montezuma for Aztec, Tomyris for Scythia, Philip II of Spain and Pedro II for Brazil. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a milestone in the history of video games as it takes the strategy genre to its acme.
In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI territories would physically expand across the map like never before, active research in technology and culture would throw open many new potential ways to play. The historical leaders would garner their agendas by their characteristic traits and historical chronicles. The player would also have to forge diplomatic relations with the AI players for peaceful co-existence.
Tomyris assumed the leadership of Scythia when her husband, the chieftain of the nomadic pastoral tribes died. Her exploits have been recorded by Herodotus and many others. She was a skilled warrior and is famous for decapitating Cyrus the Great.
The unique unit of Scythia is the Sara Horse Archer, which being very mobile harasses soldiers and raids goods train. Kurgans which are mounds of dirt to entomb the dead represent the pantheon beliefs of the Scythians and serve as unique improvements for Scythis in Civilization VI.
Scythia was unparalleled as a military state in the ancient and classical eras, it might be advisable for the players to be in the good books of Tomyris and evade incurring her wrath.
The ruler of Germany Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor also served as the King of Germany and restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Barbarossa possessed one of a kind military intellect, with the help of which he brought about peace in Germany.He provides his units with a bonus in combat by making an additional military policy slot for the government.
Germany gets a unique industrial district, Hansa which brings in bonus if placed next to a commercial hub. The unique unit of Germany is the U-boat, which is low on production costs and yields an additional bonus when used underwater. Hansa protects the economic interest of Germany.
In Civilization VI, Philipp II replaces Isabella II as the ruler of the vast Spanish empire. Philip II the King of Spain was a pious Catholic and also an exponent of his faith, besides he was a patron of art and culture and endowed Columbus with three ships for his ambitious maritime expedition. Spain’s economy in Civilization VI is primarily maintained by its trade and commerce between continents, known as Treasure Fleet.