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    15 May '16 13:401 edit
    ...to be released this October.

    Any Civ/other grand strategy players here?
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    Doug Stanhope
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    Yeah! T'was about time, woo hoo!
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    15 May '16 16:30
    I haven't played V but played a lot of II and some IV, which I'd like to get into a bit more. Apparently the Civ VI graphics will be (more) cartoon-style – what's your view on that?
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    15 May '16 16:34
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    ...to be released this October.

    Any Civ/other grand strategy players here?
    Played I to III. Didn't bother with the later versions any more.
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    15 May '16 16:36
    Originally posted by Kegge
    Played I to III. Didn't bother with the later versions any more.
    Did you move on to 'the harder stuff' or give up altogether?
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    Doug Stanhope
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    15 May '16 16:57
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Apparently the Civ VI graphics will be (more) cartoon-style – what's your view on that?
    Just checked some screenshots on IGN and... and... I feel troubled.
    I felt the less cartoonish movement from IV into V was positive, but
    now it goes back to IV and smells strongly of a mixture between
    Age of Empires. I'd have preferred a move towards Caesar III, for
    example.

    How do you feel about the Looney Toons look Civ6 seems to have?
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    15 May '16 17:38
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Just checked some screenshots on IGN and... and... I feel troubled.
    I felt the less cartoonish movement from IV into V was positive, but
    now it goes back to IV and smells strongly of a mixture between
    Age of Empires. I'd have preferred a move towards Caesar III, for
    example.

    How do you feel about the Looney Toons look Civ6 seems to have?
    I'm generally very accepting of stylistic changes to game franchises and learn to like, if not love, them. I did find Civ IV's cartoony graphics slightly jarring at times, particularly with the diplomacy animations, but not enough to truly be bothered by it.

    Skimming Brian Busatti's comments, it seems like they have very sound reasons for doing what they've done. The playability is what really matters at the end of the day. Poor graphics or a badly-chosen/inconsistent art style may be slight annoyances, but they're not as important as many gamers think (though they might be, sales-wise).

    A nice way to balance the new style out would be to include more thorough and detailed Civilopedia articles with real-life (or realistic) images, and links to online sources independent of the game publishers. I think this is unlikely though, if they didn't already do so in Civ V (I'm guessing they didn't but I've never played it). They could also improve the navigability of the Civilopedia over IV, if they didn't already in V.
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    15 May '16 17:50
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Civ V (I'm guessing they didn't but I've never played it).
    Give it a try. It will keep you entertained until October.
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    15 May '16 17:51
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Give it a try. It will keep you entertained until October.
    If you'd care to buy me a computer that will run it...I will 🙂
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    15 May '16 18:311 edit
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Did you move on to 'the harder stuff' or give up altogether?
    I play EvE Online nowadays and went back to playing boardgames.
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    15 May '16 19:32
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    If you'd care to buy me a computer that will run it...I will 🙂
    PM me your bank account. I feel generous today.
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    15 May '16 19:34
    Originally posted by Seitse
    PM me your bank account. I feel generous today.
    ?REDO FROM START
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    16 May '16 11:59
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Give it a try. It will keep you entertained until October.
    You people need to get out more, you are missing out on real life playing video games. Probably while stoned.
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