The world’s premiere 4X strategy game has finally landed on Switch! It promises the real deal – the full Civilization VI experience – distilled to handheld form, and it’s a relief to report that Aspyr has done a fine job squeezing Firaxis’ game onto the hybrid console. Beyond a few small issues, it feels at home on Switch and joins a growing stable of impressive ports to the Nintendo's platform.
And it could have gone so wrong! Civ is a massive beast with a long history which just gets more complex as you peel back layers, but VI does well onboarding all-comers. An advisor offers optional tips depending on whether you’re a complete series virgin, new to this specific game or just the Switch version. A standard 500-turn game takes you from 4000BC to 2050AD on a curve that races through early history and slows as you approach modern times. You’ll create settlers, builders and military units that evolve over time, expanding your hex empire and hopefully dominating the world through Culture, Religion or Science. Failing that, you can conquer other civilization’s capital cities and win through military guile alone. Cunning!
Firaxis offers plenty of alternatives to the standard game. Newcomers will likely botch their civ into a dead-end long before they hit the ADs, so a cordoned-off tutorial gives a decent overview. Things like map size and game speed are easily tailored to suit your mood, and bespoke scenarios give you more options if you want a quicker empire-building fix.
From a choice of 24 available civilizations – each with bespoke buffs, buildings and an emblematic (not to mention immortal) leader – we went for Queen Victoria. The reassuring and inimitable Sean Bean provided a rousing endorsement of our colonialism as the map loaded and we soon set about building units, harvesting resources from surrounding hexes and sending out scouts from London to explore the hexagonal world. Ye olde blank parchment replaces the ‘fog’ from previous entries; a pool of colour follows your units, leaving settlements and landmarks inked on the map, a simple, beautiful effect. As your capital city grows, that pool bleeds out, expanding your view of surroundings. The whole game looks fantastically polished and detailed.
There’s a lot of information to take in at first. Zoom is handled on the Z-triggers with the camera on the right stick and standard pinch-to-zoom on the touchscreen. Hitting ‘-‘ toggles tool tips, as does holding your finger on any icon. The D-buttons navigate a unit-control bar on the bottom right. With a unit selected, a larger info box appears that can obscure the field – you’ll be making adjustments if you’re eager to watch animations play out.
‘Trays’ on either side of the screen slide open with ‘L’ and ‘R’ revealing icons for tech and civics trees – it’s here where you steer development, enact policies, set agendas and contact the various leaders you meet through diplomatic channels with offers of friendship, trade or declarations of war. The leaders themselves are a delightfully animated, capricious bunch of caricatures, switching from jovial to spiteful at the drop of a hat – just as they should. Getting to know their quirks is one of the game’s pleasures. You can delve through menus finding out what gets them riled up – why exactly do I disgust Teddy Roosevelt so? Sending delegates and envoys will keep you up to date on hearsay, too.
The bigger picture is tough to keep in mind when you fix your sights on specific goals. Unit automation might seem convenient but can lead to unwelcome surprises when scouts bungle into hostile territory while you’re knee-deep in city renovations. This is true whether you’re playing on a beastly ultra-wide monitor or a smartphone, and while your window on the world is smaller on Switch, Aspyr has done sterling work scaling controls to work on the touchscreen or TV, keeping text and UI readable.
Even if you’re well-versed in Civ’s way of doing things, assumed knowledge won’t always hold you in good stead. Cities now grow on the map more organically, with Districts sprawling out and taking up a hex where buildings were previously ‘stacked’. Cities founded in mountainous and desert regions now offer scientific and religious perks, and Religion is a major factor – while distracted on another front, Felipe II’s missionaries flooded our peacetime cities. We came home to find half our civ now Catholic and Spain on the verge of a Religious victory!
Audio work is top-drawer all round; textured and varied. Your civ’s stirring theme evolves through various instrumentations through the eras – Greensleeves and Scarborough Fair for England – and you’ll hear other themes from the civs on your map. It’s soothing and punctuated by some addictive ‘accomplishment’ sounds when units/works/civics/techs complete and Sean Bean pops up to deliver an inspiring or irreverent quote on the subject. Periodic ‘Eureka’ moments create mini goals to motivate and guide you to different possibilities, and Great People can be attracted and recruited to boost progress.
Of course, series veterans have done it all before. Newbies won’t appreciate the nuances and changes to the formula, but equally, they’re not saddled with the weight of expectation or the discomfort of something so internalised and familiar now working differently. For noobs, there’s no adjustment period, evaluation or weighing each system against previous iterations; simple novelties like renaming cities might elicit a grin, though not for old hands. While this version benefits from the tweaks in the two years since launch, it’s still the base game, lacking the Rise and Fall expansion. You do get some DLC civs and scenario packs including Vikings, Poland, Australia, Persia and Macedonia, and it’s more than enough to be getting on with, but some might feel short-changed.
Depending on your perspective, other areas that might not live up to expectations. Civ has always had sizeable loads while it boots up your game, and that’s no different here. Likewise, the framerate gets a little choppy in the late game – an explosion of activity around 1500 with most of the map revealed means fast camera movement leads to some chugging. It’s not terrible by any means, but 60fps junkies should take note. By far the biggest disappointment, though, is the lack of online multiplayer. Many players will see this as a black mark against this version, and we sympathise. Local multiplayer is supported with multiple consoles, but if you’re Civ-playing hermits like us, that’s not much use.
However, Civ has never been a multiplayer game for us; it’s always been a personal battle between machine and man, the clock and our addiction – and now we can stretch our time with the game by taking it on the bus. For a portable version restricted to Wi-Fi-only, it seems a sensible compromise. If online play is important to you, you’ll have to stick to PC. Cloud saves are supported, though not on Nintendo’s end – you’ll need to sign up for a 2K account to enable them, an irritating but painless process.
As with any successful developer in a maturing industry, Firaxis finds itself having to freshen a lauded formula without transforming the fundamentals. The streamlined UI is great, but Civ requires a certain complexity that can’t be polished away. It’s a poser that a handful of the best series must address. Just how do you improve, say, Tetris? The Switch iteration has an advantage: many Nintendo gamers may never have played before, and this is one hell of an introduction, honed and tweaked through years of trial-and-error. It’s never been friendlier – an impressive feat considering the daunting scale of systems and possibilities. Civilization is as huge as you want it to be. Trying every civ and exploring every branch would take years, and that’s never been a more attainable goal than on Switch.
If you think Civilization peaked at IV, the sixth entry won’t change your mind, but we envy anyone who’s never played the series – Civilization VI on Switch is a brilliant introduction. Watching - and influencing - how the world unfolds is as addictive as ever, and the boon of portability make this a great way to play. Lack of online play is an obvious disappointment, but the core game works fantastically well on the handheld and we had an absolute blast; take our advice and get stuck in. Also, give Phillip II a wide berth – true to his word, he’ll get your wealth one way or another!
Cant wait to play this
Hmm... I’ve never played one of these and I’m tempted to go pick it up now.
One more turn...
That seals it. I need this as a christmas present. I haven't played since Civ2 and 3, but I haven't heard a single bad review (user or professional) since this game came to Switch.
I've always been curious about trying out Civilization, especially as I used to play Total War for hours as a kid. This seems like the perfect time to give it a go.
Gandhi for SMASH or everyone riot
Great!! Another one that will come home sooner or later. Glad to see the Switch is getting THIS kind of support
Wanted to wait for the review before buying this, but temptation got the better of me. Glad it turned out to be a worthwhile purchase (even though Pokémon has caused me to put this on the back burner).
It is on my list. Glad to hear it made the transition well.
So glad they got rid if the annoying extra descriptors in the review titles.
No online huh, no thanks..
I was so mad that they did not include Hot-Seat but at the end I bought it. It is just extremely interesting single-player experience!
@Reignmaker Words Backed with Nuclear Weapons for his Final Smash, I presume!
One of the best strategy series ever is a must have for me on Switch due portability. Hope for the 'Rise & Fall' to come sooner or later & Hot Seat would be great to add in upcoming patches.
Indeed yes, losing multiplayer is a real loss here. After all who doesn't want to play against randoms in a turn based game that can take upwards of 10 hours to finish, when it's often quite clear who is going to win much, much earlier, and people generally ragequit
online at the drop of a hat? Sounds like a fun time to me. Even with friends I've found online civ a bit meh in the past; I tried playing multiple games of Civ V online with buddies and we never finished a single one (didn't help that the client crashed regularly either). You aren't missing much , it was very much built to be a single player game first and foremost. Seriously if you are after turn based online then I'd recommend you pick up Armello anyway instead; that game is properly balanced for online and is good fun to boot.
Anyway already into my third game and loving it; my horde of horsemen have just beaten back the Aztec advance across the continent and liberated Hattusa from their grasping paws. Now I can turn my attention to the belligerent and advanced Macedonians across the sea. Luckily for me the age of the Samurai has just dawned..
Anyone know how to log in to your 2k account on CIV I wanna be able to back up my saves to the cloud but don't think you can do this without logging in.
I'm definitely picking this up, never played it before and the Switch seems like a great way to play it.
I'm good with Civ V for now, but I imagine I'll pick this up sometime in the future.
I love it when you guys say that you play on the bus. I get a little envious. I cannot even send texts on the bus where I live, without fear of being mugged.
There's a free demo on Steam if anybodies interested.
Happy this turned out to be a good port!
No couch coop (on ONE console) no buy.
For me this is the most important playing mode of a TBS game - and Civ, traditionally, does not support this mode.
Sounds like fun. I look forward to playing it sometime (hopefully) soon!
@Al_Godoy Where do you live? I could probably play with a golden one without getting robbed, life is unfair...
Winter has arrived...it’s cold...it’s dark...it’s Civ... **finger begins migrating towards ‘buy’ button**
@Littlejack that's just your experience though. I've had a blast playing with friends online, making a pact with one friend to take out another and then you see them begin to move against you so you relay the attack information and they walk into a trap. It's beautiful.
@Littlejack you say that a normal game takes about 10h. I was expecting way more to be frank. Does it have any type of campaign mode? I never played a civil and in general not a big fan of this kind of fame with a lot of menus and society to manage (like Caesar, colonization or settlers) but I am tented to buy this down the line
How well do the controls work? I tried Civ Rev on PS3 and Six on my IPad but found it to not be as seemless of a transition from mouse and keyboard as say Diablo 3
Considering that it can take hours to play a single match to conclusion, I've never understood the attraction of multiplayer. Even if you can find people who are willing to stick it out until the end, maintaining a stable internet connection with all parties for that length of time is a challenge in itself.
@mjodotcom "How well do the controls work?"
The controls are excellent. Not quite as fluid as mouse and keyboard, but I can't imagine how it could have been done better. It can also be controlled entirely with the touchscreen, which might be a first for the Switch since many developers seem to forget it even has one.
@kneipp Mexico City. Which isn't the most insecure place to live. But still you don't go around flashing a 300 dollars worth piece of machine.
I honestly don't mind. I play mostly at home anyway, but I find it funny that it is a common part of any review of Nintendo Switch, specially ports, that you "can play it on the bus".
I guess that's why I usually end up favoring the PS4 on multiplatforms.
Don't care as much about online, but it kills me that this does not have pass-and-play multiplayer.
@AcridSkull Of course. I have nothing else to base my opinion on after all. The bugginess of Civ V in multiplayer was a real momentum killer and I don't know if we'd have fared better with it removed. I assume Civ 6 is better for this? All I'm saying is that in practice for most people it's a feature that isn't going to be the main attraction, and for those for whom it is (the very dedicated) they will most likely already have Civ 6 with rise and fall installed anyway on PC.
I want to get this game but as of now I have too many games that are time sinks. I'll put it on the ol wishlist and hope I can get to it at some point.
@wratih9 I doubt your the only one here facing that issue.
I purchased it about an hour after it launched. Zero regrets. Aside from all of the sleep I've lost going for "just one more turn". There are a few things that bother me about the game - like the outrageously long load times when starting up a game or loading from a save point, or the bizarre lack of detailed demographics- but otherwise, the game is awesome. In some ways I still think Civ 2 was the best, but this is up there.
And as a Civ junkie I can attest that the game doesn't really work so well as a multiplayer game - especially not online. So, it really is no loss to me - but I can see how it could be viewed negatively anyway.
@Balta666 10 hours is just a ballpark figure; as standard you play 500 turns but you can increase or decrease that amount. Of course that assumes that you don't achieve a military/science/religious victory before then or aren't defeated yourself. The game is designed to be very replayable, if it grabs you then you will play much more than just one game. Each you generate a new game you start with a different set of civs (whose behaviour is semi random), different continents and starting positions. Each Civ has its own strengths to play towards and how you approach the game can differ a lot depending on who you choose.
In terms of a campaign there isnt really one per se. There is a tutorial mode which leads you through starting a game with some additional early advice and a handful of specific scenarios. The magic of the main game is how you basically end up scripting your own story as you go. e.g. 'Peter the Great ambushes your outmost city with waves of archers whilst you are putting down a barbarian attack in the capital and now you won't rest until his bones are ground into dust'.
@Balta666 "you say that a normal game takes about 10h. I was expecting way more to be frank."
There are a number of ways to tune your experience. If you want a longer game then you choose "Marathon" speed which doubles the time it takes to build and research. Playing on the largest possible map can also slow things down quite a bit.
@DownRightSam dammit, they added one retroactively
Bought it on day one, excellent port and it so great to have it ready where ever you are. Once again Nintendo Switch make it self invaluable .
I like the UI size, not straining on this old mans eyes.
Really need to get this. Perfect fit for the Switch.
I have been a bit hesitant to pick this up...only because I know it will overtake my life. Can't wait!
I never played Civ until Civ 5, but was really enjoying it with friends. Of course though we never finished a full game. Seeing that this is a solid title might be worth considering picking it up, though might wait for a sale since I'm currently working on horizon zero dawn, and have just cause 4 and smash coming in a couple weeks.
Tried to order this from a local so called game shop but he said he'd read the reviews ( I couldn't find any at the time lol ) and wasn't getting it in. Went straight to another shop and pre ordered it. Collected on release day and haven't played anything else since. Absolutely superb.
Wonder how long that little game shop will be in business lol
300hours at least of my life that i will never get back
The review said : "Likewise, the framerate gets a little choppy in the late game – an explosion of activity around 1500 with most of the map revealed means fast camera movement leads to some chugging. It’s not terrible by any means, but 60fps junkies should take note."
A little choppy in the late game ? o_O The frame rate goes from 27 to 53 FPS even in docked mode and don't need to wait the late game for that ! A little choppy... Muhahahaaaaaa !
This game is legendary.
I wanted Civ SO BADLY I bought the spinoff Civilization Revolution (henceforth referred to as CivRev) on DS, but the 360 version was not BC at the time. Then I imported the English Asian version of CivRev2 for Vita. Eventually I just got a PC with the full Civilization VI on Steam. Never thought I'd see the day it came to Switch, and as a console exclusive at that!
I installed this on my system memory alongside Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. The 2 games I absolutely must have access to at all times. If this looks like something you'd like, get this game people. Show support for great ports and certainly great games and great exclusive games. Dont let this one go to PS/Xbox and then sell a bunch while Switch fans gave it the cold shoulder. No sir. And this series almost always scores into the mid 90's with reviewers- Civ VI is no exception. So it is indeed a great game.
Played it for 16 hours straight on day one, get ready to see time magically fade away!!
Will be picking this up as soon as it drops below $40, mainly because my laptop runs the game already just fine, but I would adore the increased portability of the Switch version. Just not enough to double dip at $60. 😅
@DragonbornRito You can buy it for 20$ on you IOS devices... if portability is important for you.
Now i want Total War making it to the Switch as well.
This one did not even make the top 40 at launch. Like the idea (ROME 3 perhaps?) but Let me know when this is 19.99. $60? no way
I can just transfer my PC save to iOS and play on the GO for $20 - never cared to do so either 🙄
@Reignmaker Already rioting!!
@Agramonte I did not see the list this week in detail but I believe it was reported as top 20 actually (something like 16th or 18th)
@Cobalt if mobile and portable were the same thing 3ds would be dead long ago
@Mountain_Man @Littlejack Thank you guys. I don't think this is a game for me. I am not very keen on the you make your own story thing as I strongly believe in story and level design (one of the reasons I dismiss all sort of rogue lites for instance)
It's 2K. What's the catch.
@GrailUK Day 1 DLC. But I bought it anyway cause I love the game so very, very much!
My only experience with the series was a brief stint on...I think it was PS3 or PS4. Don't remember. I tried but couldn't really get into it. It seems like my kind of game, with a ton of depth and strategy, but on the other hand it might be too complex. I don't know. I'm curious enough to at least add it to my rental queue.
Top of my buy list, this is my all-time favorite franchise. This will probably be my most-played game on Switch within two weeks. When they ask about "desert island games", this is at or near the very top of the list.
Well, the DLC is only "day one" because the game already released on PC. Most DLC is included though- a nice, girthy list of scenarios is included in the options to enable. Only 2 scenarios are on the eShop. Hopefully they add the final expansion though. I'll snap it up in a heartbeat. This is a game I would sell my children on the black market for... if I had children 😁
Portability isn't really important to console gamers. Portability on a dedicated gaming system, on the other hand, is. That part is just understood. Portability on a dedicated gaming system and home console play together in one package... even more important.
Bah, all the places doing it for less than £45 are sold out. I refuse to give GAME £45 on principle. Will get it soon, all the good reviews are pushing me over the edge.
Awwwww. Your desperation is tangible.
Never played. Will now.
One question: is all that detail easy enough to see on the go? Or on the sofa slobbing about which is my preferred way of playing
@JaxonH "I wanted Civ SO BADLY I bought the spinoff Civilization Revolution (henceforth referred to as CivRev) on DS"
CivRev is quite a good game for its time. I still have it for the DS, and it holds up well even with its crude graphics and less than perfect interface. It's a streamlined Civilization but not one I would call "dumbed down". It's still the essential Civilization experience at its core.
Still, it's nice to have the real deal on the Switch!
@marck13 "Now i want Total War making it to the Switch as well."
I'm not sure that will ever happen. For one thing, unless they're extremely simplified, real-time strategy games are almost inevitably a disaster on consoles. It's pretty much the only genre that absolutely requires a mouse and keyboard to play. Secondly, I doubt the Switch is sufficiently powerful enough to run Total War's real-time battles with its hundreds of units on the screen. Even a powerful computer can struggle with it.
@Agramonte "Hi, I'm a troll. Please add me to your ignore list."
At least that's how your comment reads to me.
Dont take me wrong, I was extremely grateful for CivRev and CivRev2. And they are still Civilization... but it's not the same... Not to sound harsh, but they are a more condensed form of Civ. And that's fine for what it is. If you wanted Civ on a DS, the game provided that.
But the full Civ VI experience on an HD hybrid? That's bordering dream-come-true territory 😀 I'm rolling around in it, soaking it up. Ahhhhhh it feels so good
I’ll pick this up when I can actually find anywhere that has this game in-stock.
Ive not played Civ 6 but from what Ive heard the IOS version is not the full fledged version like it is on the Switch.
Ah can see the two haters trying there very best to put a negative spin on civ 6 on switch. Keep trying you're best to convince people not to buy games on switch guys.
Just bought it £37.85 on eBay after reading the comments on here👊
It's just that... it's on iOS. And we're console gamers. "Its on mobile" is never a satisfactory option for most console gamers. Nobody cares if a game is on mobile except mobile gamers. It's not that the games are all bad, it's the crap platform with lack of standardized, built in controller and full button set, and form factor not conducive to comfortable play. And if you wanna run into the TV, you gotta have cables hanging out the port and plug in and change inputs manually... not that Civ could be played on the TV anyways via mobile. Or use a controller- even if one did work the game wasn't designed around it. Even the little things can drive consumers away. So with having major shortcomings on top of it, it's no wonder gamers treat mobile like the plague.
It's why mobile versions of games are marked down by as much as 80% compared to console versions. Because otherwise nobody would buy the crap. Even marked down 80% most gamers still won't buy the crap. They could give this game away for free on mobile, and it still wouldn't stop people from buying on Switch. Price doesn't matter when you're getting a version on a crap platform.
@Cobalt take your trolling and gtfo here. Literally every comment you make has a ton of dislikes, go be a troll somewhere else, I'm sure other basement dwelling neckbeards will welcome you with open arms
@Mountain_Man he's just jealous his "hardcore" console isn't getting a Civ game anytime soon. And he's using the UK charts as if they mean anything 😂😂
half the price on mobile
Notice I said that CivRev was good "for its time". There's no way we were going to get the full Civ4 experience on a handheld console in 2008, so CivRev was literally the next best thing.
@CaPPa " Ive heard the IOS version is not the full fledged version like it is on the Switch."
It depends on what you mean by "full fledged version". We don't have the Rise and Fall expansion on Switch, but it is otherwise feature-for-feature identical to the "vanilla" PC game. I'm hoping we get the expansion down the road, but it's a complete game without it. The expansion has new features, not "missing" features.
@manu0 "half the price on mobile"
By "mobile", I assume you mean the iPad version? You need the iPad Pro to run Civ6, which starts at $600 and goes up from there. If that's what you want to play your games on then go for it. I'll stick with the Switch, thank you very much.
Awesome! ...And there’s a physical copy!
I never really got into this series, is it a lot like Risk?
Based on how many hours I played the original phone version of civ 1 (for more hours than I care to admit, on deity every civilisation), I'm actually scared to buy this!! Still got LA Noir and hollow knight to finish and Pre ordered smash but after those, this is my next switch purchase!!
Great review, this will make an awesome Christmas present.
Glad to hear the controls are decent - definitely will keep an eye on this one to go on sale digitally
I’m thinking I may give this a go when it’s a bit cheaper...
@JayJ "I never really got into this series, is it a lot like Risk?"
It's nothing like Risk. Risk is a purely military game where world conquest is achieved exclusively through grinding your opponents into dust. Civilization is more of a global conquest simulator where you start with a single city and expand from there, establishing and managing new cities to grow your borders and encompass more resources. You have different technology and civic research paths you can follow to shape your empire, and victory can be achieved through military power, or you can go for a more peaceful approach by winning a science, religious, or cultural victory.
That's the nutshell description. It's a very deep and complex game.
The old guy on the front cover looks like something out of Garry's Mod 😂
@Mountain_Man Thanks for the explanation, sounds a lot more complex than I was expecting.
Unfortunate, but I absolutely see your point.
@gortsi I think his opinions suck from time to time but I wouldn't consider him a troll. Cobalt on the other hand...
There was a reason I pre-downloaded this. An absolute must have for strategy fans who own a Switch!
@Al_Godoy It's probably the case in most of Europe, Japan and Usa. All the big markets.
@Al_Godoy Where I live in Norway people would most likely turn the Switch in if you lost in on the bus.
I know I am super lucky to live here.
A very interesting read. I haven't played a game in this series since Civilization III in the computer lab at my grade school a couple of times; I was horrible at the game, but found it intriguing. I'm definitely willing to give the series another try with this game.
And to think the last time a main line (not revolution) Civilization game hit Nintendo was in 1995 on the SNES, and it even used the mouse too (I have it.) The original is still my favorite, but a rating (by words, not the 9 alone) that nice makes it very tempting.
I've never played a Civ game before and I'm really digging this Switch version of it. It manages to look lovely even though it targets 30 fps. I love the music, sound effects, atmospheric sounds, voice acting, and generally high level of polish!
I think the loss is not being able to play online even against people you have on your Switch friendlist.
I am in my third game atm and this is absolutely wonderful. Spent my first game studying the possibilities and tech trees and then won my second game with religious victory. Now going for domination.
I'm still playing on the third lowest difficulty but will be pumping it up if this game goes will.
And the "one more turn" syndrome is severe.
Amazing game, love the Civ series, and one that has serious long term legs, perfect for Christmas. Highly recommended.
Really struggling to get o girls with this one.done the tutorial twice but I'm still not graspingit very well. I love strat games but don't claim to be very good at them especially deep ones like Civ.
@Prizm said : "THE OLD GUY on the front cover looks like something out of Garry's Mod"
THE OLD GUY ? Are you serious ? The old guy ? Wowww that takes the biscuit. o_O
Will be getting the physical copy today, can’t wait! Never played a Civ game before, but I’m sure I will like it! It looks daunting, but fun!
Oh... And it wouldn’t be a NL comment section without negativity, haters and Cobalt’s sad trolling attempts! Well... at least this is not the Diablo III forum back at Blizzard’s webpage.
@Cobalt - Don't get so excited, you don't want to skidmark your panties again.
@Prizm It's the pot calling the kettle black !
This is the pinnacle of strategy games and it's there on a hybrid console to either play on TV or anywhere in handheld mode!
I literally couldn't be happier. This was my dream and it came through.
I would gladly buy the other entries in the Civilization series, too!
And Ubisoft, friend of Switch, please take note and publish the Heroes of Might & Magic series on this console!
I would be set for all eternity then. 8)
Particular kudos for the fully 3D modeled animated leader screens that are nearly identical to the PC verison save for lack of AA and some obviously cuts to quality of the models. The iOS version is just a still picture due to the games being designs to rum on 2GB iPads originally.
Never played this series so I'm tempted to pick it up physical.
I would love to see a total war title make it across to switch, but I imagine the controls wouldn't translate well at all.
Wargame maybe? RTS would work.
I never played Civilization before, and I gave this a shot and omg is it amazing. I'm obsessed lol. The port is really great on Switch too, the only thing is it freezes sometimes if I put my console to sleep. Other than that, it's a fantastic port and I can't believe I let Civilization pass me by for so long, I love it.
Can someone give Paradox/Tantalus Media a nudge, so when they've got Stellaris Console Edition out the door they can do a Switch version? Ta.
Never played a Civ game before, always wanted too, but never had a PC good enough to run them, so this has now given me my chance.
Played an hour or so the other day of it and really enjoyed it, using my first game to get used to everything.
@Al_Godoy I am glad I can play it on the bus as well. If I still lived in the previous city in, Id never whip out the switch. In a college town now, so it would be pretty media worth if someone snatched something in public.
Actually, there's a working hot-seat mode hidden in the game but to gain access to it you'll have to edit assets, uncommenting a single line of code which unfortunately is possible only on a softmodded console. I hope the developer will change it in an official way.
@Kidfunkadelic83 My advice is to just follow your advisor whenever her head appears next to a choice whether tech, civil, or district planning. Concentrate on familiarizing yourself with the core concepts such as how to access your city to build things, how to cycle and move your units, and use the cyclopedia to familiarize yourself with how each unit, buildings, and land functions. Don't worry about playing to win. Play to get used to the controls and the flow of the game. Once you have that down, then experiment with other parts of the game piecemeal.
@construx Would absolutely love it if they would port HoMM V-VI. My laptop can barely run V so it would be nice to play a smooth running game of it.
Reading this review post Tetris 99, and the how do you improve a game like Tetris bit make me chuckle. Who could have seen that one coming?
Do you think its better to buy the game numeric or physical. I ask myself this because if they do get the dlcs out will they be only by downlaod ?
@Cruznbaby85 is it good? does it require wi-fi in order to play?
@justin233 does this game run good on Switch? And is it worth it?
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