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Buy now or wait until updates/fixes?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by labellavienna, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. labellavienna

    labellavienna Warlord

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    Just curious, I decided to wait to get Civ 6, I'm wondering based on your impressions...should I continue to wait for updates and fixes or should I get it now? I was afraid the bugs and unbalances would make the experience not as enjoyable.
     
  2. Galbias

    Galbias Prince

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    It's playable and there's fun to be had...but if you have to ask, then definitely wait, it has some major issues and will only get better with mods and expansions/dlc.
     
  3. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Its a matter of taste (and time)
    I didnt buy civ5 until about 2 years ago, when I got the game and allDLC for 50$ and it was as patched as it will ever be
     
  4. JtW

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    If you were able to beat King in Civ 5, wait. The combat AI is so terrible that there is no challenge to be had. If you were a poor player, then buy. Everything else than the AI is amazing.
     
  5. King Jason

    King Jason Fleece-bearer

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    I'd disagree with the above statement.

    In it's current incarnation - civ6 is infinitely more interesting and entertaining than civ5 is. So even if we were to suggest that the game retains a number of civ5's more glaring annoyances (awful military A.I.) - It's still a much better experience.

    I'm having a tremendous amount of fun playing the game. It depends on your tolerance for certain things. Though I'd agree with the other person that suggest that if you're the kind of person that even has to ask this sort of question then maybe you should wait.

    The game is very fun, though.
     
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  6. j51

    j51 Blue Star Cadet

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    I'd say wait three months at least. (I am.) The whole Aztec hostage thing basically made it a choice between pre-order and hope for the best, or wait till the 90 day lock expires. Buying the game now is a waste IMO.
     
  7. paulmclem

    paulmclem Warlord

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    I bought it and am thoroughly enjoying it. A whole different challenge to V. If you like Civ you should buy it. However, it's your money.
     
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    tekjunkie28 Prince

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    I agree with this statement. Other thing is that what the difference if you buy now or wait. I highly doubt there will be a sale on this soon... its just too popular.
     
  9. Falk

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    If you don't mind the awful AI (it's not just the combat AI btw), you should buy it now and have lots of fun.

    Indeed I am not sure if Firaxis can improve the AI anytime soon - this will take some effort, I doubt it can be done in a patch in the foreseeable future.
     
  10. Lightning5555

    Lightning5555 Chieftain

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    I have over 3,000 hours in civ 5 and was bored out of my mind playing civ 6. I think it is fine and you should get it if you like slower paced games. If you are more about multiplayer and fast games, I would suggest waiting.
     
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    Usama84 Chieftain

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    I hated civ 5, but I'm liking 6 so far, despite no stacks of doom, is still fun. I bought it myself.
     
  12. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    I'd wait at least one expansion. Many things are seriously askew.
     
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    If you're the kind of player that is bitter for 60$ that went into an imperfect product just wait.
     
  14. labellavienna

    labellavienna Warlord

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    Thanks guys, its not about the money for me, Id support civ games regardless. im just wondering if itd be worth it to get it now because new games tend to lack shine. But seeing the mixed reviews makes me even more unsure lol

    If ive never played any other civ besides civ V...would i enjoy civ 6? ( I LOOVED civ v)
     
  15. Juntacazon

    Juntacazon Chieftain

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    I also loved civ 5 (500+ hours on my account :crazyeye:). It looks like Civ 6 has the potential to surpass 5. Firaxis added lots of cool features (e.g. remember how it was a pain to get allied city states to get their military to help you in 5? Now you can pay to take control of them if you're the most influential civ over them)

    That being said, there are a lot of bugs and balance issues, and bad AI to go along with it. Military conquest isn't a challenge at the moment

    If I were you, I'd wait until the first major patch to play. I would've waited too, had I the willpower to resist. :lol:
     
  16. isau

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    I will say the military AI is very poor and it makes the game too easy to coast through. Some bad decisions like allowing Settlers to be captured really do make it too easy.

    That said, this is the first civ where I enjoyed the city building part of the game. The puzzle aspect of it is really intricate and the whole thing is pretty fun just on a sim-city level.
     
  17. Jabulani

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    I would wait at least the first 4-5 patches.... reading in this forum the AI seems to be been developed by a bunch of lobotomized creatures. Worth wating
     
  18. JtW

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    Please don't insult lobotomized creatures...
     
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    Asmodean Chieftain

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    Overall, I would say the Civ VI is a huge leap forward, so definately get it. Yes, there are issues, but those can be overlooked - and if you are able to do that, you get what is in my mind the most immersive Civilization experience since Civ II.

    Great game.
     
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    The irony is the shine is definitely there. The music, the leaders, the graphics (even if you don't like the style, it is well done you have to admit), the details, etc.
    I would almost buy it for the music alone :p it is incredibly good.

    Most issues are about three things:
    * The AI (not very smart)
    * The user interface (which is cumbersome, unclear and lacking info)
    * Balancing, especially speed/research

    But apart from those things it's a very decent and enjoyable game. I'm having a lot of fun with it.
     

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