Civilization VI is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this week, and it's still pretty good

Sean Bean is back

Civilization VI made its appearance in 2022 and gave us the first civilization in six years. We need a lot more simulation games in our lives now, so I was more than happy to receive it, despite some issues and downgrades from previous entries.

I had the opportunity to take a look at the game on PS4, and it seems to me that the task was similar, as if the Switch port was in 2022.

I've been jumping in and out of Civ VI on PC for a while now, but I think I'll be playing on consoles for the foreseeable future: at least when it comes to playing solo (my old Civ mates wouldn't caught off guard playing on something other than PC, but I'm ready for a new experience Brilliantly, there's a tutorial for new Civ players, brand new Civil VI players and those "new to the platform."

If you've never played a Civ game before, you're essentially taking control of a lot of different civilizations in a turn-based setting.Xplore, eXpand, eXploit, and thXcompletes (otherwise known as a "4X genre") with the end goal of achieving a Civ VI-specific victory condition (commonly referred to as a "victory against"). In Civ VI, you can declare victory by religion, science, domination (military), culture (tourism), or a predetermined number of points/breakpoint.

People love Civ because it can essentially turn into several different tabletop games, Eurogames, and worker management. If you want to play it as a pacifist (whose effectiveness varies depending on the game), you can. Or aggressive, or isolationist, etc. On consoles, if you press L1 (LB) or R1 (RB), you'll easily switch between menus, and you can easily move around the hex map with the analog stick. Since Civ is a methodical strategy series in mind, it makes a lot more sense even without a keyboard or mouse.

Even for its sheer historical value, Civ VI is worth playing. There's an innocent joy in achieving a new in-game goal and unlocking an actual factoid for the founding of KrakĆ³w, or hearing Sean Bean's dulcet tone tell you about Teddy Roosevelt. It's simply a relaxing game on any platform: something you can pick up and set up to change difficulty, or challenge your brain.

The console editions also launch optional expansion sets (Rise and Fall / Gathering Storm) offering 18 new rulers and 16 civilizations in total, as well as new victory and failure conditions for the former, as well as many disasters natural for the former. last. Alone Rise and Fall is a little mediocre, but when combined with Gathering Storm, it boosts Civ VI significantly. There's a reason why Firaxis Games is one of 2K's top studios because they've always been churning out hits like XCOM 2 and Sid Meier games for the past few years.

Civilization VI will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on November 22, 2022, for $60 for the base game and $50 for the expansion pack. Note that the "Platinum Edition", which includes all lesser scenarios and both expansions, costs $120 on Steam. Gathering Storm is $40, and Rise and Fall are still $30 separately on Steam.

(This rating is based on a retail version of the game provided by the publisher.)

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