Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Pack Slated for February 2018 Launch

2K and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, the expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning strategy title, will be available for Windows PC on February 8, 2018. Civilization VI: Rise and Fall brings new choices, strategies, and challenges for players as they guide a civilization through the ages. The expansion introduces new Great Ages, a new city loyalty system, and Governors while expanding existing Diplomacy and Government systems; and adds nine new leaders and eight new civilizations, a variety of new units, districts, wonders, buildings, and more. Players can now lead their empire into a Golden Age of prosperity or emerge triumphantly from a Dark Age into a memorable Heroic Age.
Key features for Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall include:
  • GREAT AGES: As your civilization ebbs and flows, and you reach milestone Historic Moments, you will experience Dark Ages or Golden Ages, each providing specific challenges or bonuses based on your actions in-game. Rise triumphantly from a Dark Age, and your next Golden Age will be even stronger - a Heroic Age.
  • LOYALTY: Cities now have individual Loyalty to your leadership - let it fall too low, and face the consequences of low yields, revolts, and the potential to lose your city to another civilization, or its own independence. But one civilization's loss can be your gain as you inspire Loyalty among cities throughout the map and further expand your borders.
  • GOVERNORS: Recruit, appoint, and upgrade powerful characters with unique specialization bonuses and promotion trees to customize your cities, and reinforce Loyalty.
  • ENHANCED ALLIANCES: An enhanced alliances system allows players to form different types of alliances and build bonuses over time.
  • EMERGENCIES: When a civilization grows too powerful, other civilizations can join a pact against the threatening civilization and earn rewards, or penalties, when the Emergency ends.
  • TIMELINE: Review your civilization's history at any time with the new Timeline feature, a visual journey through the Historic Moments that you encountered on your path to victory.
  • NEW LEADERS AND CIVS: Nine leaders and eight new civilizations are introduced. Each brings unique bonuses and gameplay, as well as a total of eight unique units, two unique buildings, four unique improvements, and two unique districts.
  • NEW GLOBAL CONTENT: Eight new world wonders, seven natural wonders, four new units, two new tile improvements, two new districts, fourteen new buildings, and three new resources have been added.
  • IMPROVED GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS: The Government system has been enhanced with new Policies and additional improvements have been made to existing systems.
Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is rated PEGI 12, and is available now on Windows PC. Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall will be available on February 8, 2018 for Windows PC. For more information on Sid Meier's Civilization VI, visit www.civilization.com
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7 Comments on Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Pack Slated for February 2018 Launch

#1
Fx
This sounds like it has enough substantial content to warrant a replay of the game.
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#2
Jack1n
No thanks, it is bad enough I already paid them for the base game.
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#3
TheLostSwede
Jack1n said:
No thanks, it is bad enough I already paid them for the base game.
The game has actually improved quite a lot with the patches and updates they've released since launch, so if you haven't updated it and played since then, I suggest you do. I was quite disappointed at launch as well, but the game has improved.
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WaroDaBeast
TheLostSwede said:
The game has actually improved quite a lot with the patches and updates they've released since launch, so if you haven't updated it and played since then, I suggest you do. I was quite disappointed at launch as well, but the game has improved.
Why were you disappointed with this game in the beginning?
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TheLostSwede
WaroDaBeast said:
Why were you disappointed with this game in the beginning?
It really lacked a lot of features compared to Civ V and although it's graphically nicer looking, it was sluggish, bad AI, and had/has a worse UI/UX. The AI is still not great, but better and a lot of features have been added over time and the performance seems to have been tweaked as well. The UI/UX is still quite perplexing at times and the choice of colours are weird for some choices. There are areas where to this day I still click on something that's not possible to click on, instead of the text input field (the Civipedia where you search for in-game things is a great example of this). Some things are still very complex for no good reason, like spies which you need to click three times to place them and assign what they should do. There's still a lot of false clicks when you move units and you can't cancel/remove a district which is just plain silly. So yes, the game can still get improved, but it's gotten a lot better since launch.
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WaroDaBeast
TheLostSwede said:
It really lacked a lot of features compared to Civ V and although it's graphically nicer looking, it was sluggish, bad AI, and had/has a worse UI/UX. The AI is still not great, but better and a lot of features have been added over time and the performance seems to have been tweaked as well. The UI/UX is still quite perplexing at times and the choice of colours are weird for some choices. There are areas where to this day I still click on something that's not possible to click on, instead of the text input field (the Civipedia where you search for in-game things is a great example of this). Some things are still very complex for no good reason, like spies which you need to click three times to place them and assign what they should do. There's still a lot of false clicks when you move units and you can't cancel/remove a district which is just plain silly. So yes, the game can still get improved, but it's gotten a lot better since launch.
What a thorough reply. Thank you!

As for me, sounds like I won't be getting Civ VI for a long while still...
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Jack1n
TheLostSwede said:
The game has actually improved quite a lot with the patches and updates they've released since launch, so if you haven't updated it and played since then, I suggest you do. I was quite disappointed at launch as well, but the game has improved.
Tried it, and it is still complete garbage.
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