I've played this since Civ 1 and I skipped Civ 5, and my favorite was 4. Civ 6 when it came out was a hot mess (especially the AI) but now with the improvements (the AI still sucks tactically, but now at least it knows how to build out cities and spam units in a war) it's a pretty good game- probably my second most favorite. Civ 4 is more strategically deep than 6, with tougher AI competition. But 6 has a flavor and a joy unique in Civ games because of the District and the card system. The Civs really do play differently. Also, they got some of the Civs TOTALLY right. Especially the Zulus and the Aztecs. My God, when I play as the Aztecs I don't even want to conquer the enemy cities. Anytime I see an AI controlled warrior I think "ooooo, slaves." My build order for the Aztecs is like Eagle warrior, Eagle Warrior, Settler, Slinger, Eagle Warrior, Eagle Warrior, Settler. Followed by more Eagle Warriors. And Zulu Impi Corps are cheap and unstoppable, until infantry. The only preindustrial unit that's given me problems is the Korean Hwacha. Impis vs Scythia is like... wow. So let me know what you think of 6 and if you're a veteran, how it stacks to the other games. Thank you.