Seriously, Strategic View in Civ 6 is the hidden gem that I totally was not expecting. In Civs 4 & 5, I found SV to be useful at times, but mostly unnecessary. But in Civ 6, I've spent more time playing the game in strategic view than in the default 3d view. I think this is because: The 2d art is gorgeous It's 100% functionally equivalent to the 3d game (save for a few UI glitches in citizen management) The ability to zoom out further is much more useful for a game like Civ than the ability to zoom in My work laptop, which barely crosses the minimum specs required, slows to a crawl in the 3d game, but can run the game in strategic mode smoothly. It basically makes Civ 6 accessible to millions more users. Honestly, I think Firaxis could just remove the 3D game entirely and launch a Civ Revolutions 3/Civ 6 Mobile for iPad/Android and I would seriously consider buying it. Is anyone else pleasantly surprised/absolutely in love with Strategic View? Those of you who played in Civ 5's strategic view, was it as good/better?