- Sep 1, 2014
A couple of days ago, I started a new game of Humankind. I am happy to see the recent improvents to the game, but I was reminded of one thing which has annoyed me since the beginning: simultaneous turns. This is something I personally would have wanted an option to turn off, but I am curious as to what other players think about it. While I understand that it reduces turn times, I don't see any other advantages, and it seems to create a sense of urgency which I feel is somewhat at odds with the narrative focus of the game. While I am off reading flavour text, studying the map, or inspecting my cities, my units could be ambushed and I would get into a fight I didn't want. It also feel like it is just strange that reactions and being able to move units quickly should be part of a turn based strategy game. But perhaps there is some merit to this way of doing things which I am just not seeing?