I saw a youtube comment that called civ6 "a cartoon version of total war". This comment makes me think that this person maybe does not really understand what civ is, if they are comparing it to the total war series. This person was obviously expecting civ to look like total war. So I do think the negative comments are a product of people's expectations. When something does not meet our expectations, it is normal to have a negative reaction.
Yes? And? Are we stating the obvious now? If I'm getting a cake for my birthday and expect it to be my favorite homemade cheesecake and then it turns out to be some cheap chocolate cake from a market freezer, I'll be slightly disappointed as my expectations were not met and I might even throw a few "negative comments". Now if my "negative comment" for the chocolate cake will be "that's a crappy burger" (per Total War example), now that would be outright idiotic from me. But in the end I have no idea why I'm writing this and what point I'm trying to make here, it's completely lost to me by this point. Moving on...
Because it looks like a civ5 mod more than a brand new game.
Must be one hell of a mod with reworked / new engine (but let's ignore this, it's not visible on screen), completely new graphics for everything, reworked terrain with new features, new movement rules, reworked combat (promotions / support / walls), new worker system A.K.A builders, city states, diplomacy (remains to be seen just how good those changes will be), religion (remains to be seen just how different), spies (remains to be seen just how different), that's just what comes to mind right now. These are the changed things I'm talking about, not mentioning new features here. Basically everything been changed from V as far as I see (except for the damn AI). Feel free to prove me wrong. I might have missed something.
That being said I'm worried that this super mod will be useless due to horrible AI.
Civ6 is a mod is a good joke. How can people complaints be taken seriously after that ?
Is eu4 a mod of eu3 ?
Game X is a mod to Game X is always a joke.