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  • New Detailed Models Coming To Civilization VI Via New Engine Details in the art of games can sometimes go unnoticed, while for others its a vital part of the game. For Civilization, they’ve often hovered between great detail, and lesser detail to suit the engine and their desires.
    With Civilization VI, the team at Firaxis are not only making another new engine for the game, but also emphasizing things that they’ve never truly focused on in previous incarnations.
    “When we went into this, we looked into how people play the game,” says Brian Busatti to IGN, “Typically in a Civ game you want to see the world as a whole, so you’re ...
  • Firaxis Adds Flexibility To Civ VI To Support Modders Mods are a part of the video game community that are at times appreciate, and other times ignored. Sometimes though, games just have no desire to have mods done. Civilization is a curious case, and the team itself have done moddiing of sorts, but not let the fanbase have the pleasure.
    In an interview with IGN, Civilization VI Lead Designer stated, without fully confirming, that they are making the game flexible enough so that modders can have their way with the title.
    “We’re going to talk about this in depth later, but what we have done is added a whole bunch of ...
  • Civilization VI To Update Diplomacy and AI Leadership Of the many changes coming to Civilization VI, few are as requested as the improvement to the nations themselves, and the diplomatic aspect of the game. Now, nations won’t be so similar in terms of the leader in charge of them and how they interact with you as a player. Each one will be truly unique.
    “In Civ 5, different civilizations felt very different when you were playing as them, but when they were AI opponents they felt very similar in that they had the same way they go about playing the game. You didn’t have to react as strongly as ...
  • Civilization VI Getting Revised Technology Advancement System In Civilization, the research you conduct in order to build your empire is done through a Tech Tree. You choose which advancements you want, and through them, you grow. However, the Tech Tree wouldn’t take into account certain factors, including where you were on the map, and how quickly you learn certain things. With Civilization VI, that won’t be an issue:
    “In previous Civs research was up on the side, and it didn’t matter what was going on in the game world. You could kind of move through that tech tree however you felt like in a very independent manner. It ...
  • City Districts And Defense To Boost Military Gameplay In Civilization VI Civilization gives many paths to victory. From diplomacy, to the Space Race, and more. However, many prefer the simple, and fun, option of building up armies and crushing those around you.
    In Civilization VI, as revealed in an interview with IGN, the military aspect will be gaining new features. First, as cities will now be divided into districts that can be built, new strategies will need to be formed in order to take out enemy cities.
    “Scouting and approaching an enemy is a very very meaningful activity,” says Lead Designer Ed Beach. “You can see if they have Wonders that they’ve started ...
  • Cities Gain New Districts Feature in Civilization VI Civilization VI is not only making strides in the art department, but how you view certain things as well. The biggest one is the cities themselves. For now, you’re not only building cities, you’re going to be building districts that allow you certain bonuses, and if used correctly, advancements in technology. This is a huge chance for the game. In an interview with IGN, the team at Firaxis described the district system:
    “A science district, which we’ve called a campus, once constructed will allow you to put a library and a university and a research lab out on that tile. And now ...
  • Final Fantasy X On Steam Has A Subtitle Problem final fantasy xThe new Steam version of Final Fantasy X and X-2 Remastered has both the English and Japanese voice tracks accessible in all regions, as well as subtitles in even more languages. There’s just one issue about that.
    Those who prefer the original Japanese voices don’t necessarily know Japanese, which is why they need the English subtitles turned on. But in this version, if you have the sound switched to Japanese, your only subtitle options are Japanese, Korean or Traditional Chinese. What happened there?
    Square isn’t being specific, but they hint they ran into a problem during development they weren’t able to solve. ...
  • No “Easy” Path To Victory In Civilization VI No game is perfect, but when certain issues cause the game to feel less fun, or more predictable, the need to improve is required. For the team at Firaxis, improving upon past Civilization titles was needed for Civ VI, and they set out to ensure major flaws from Civ V were addressed. Mainly, AI and how players advance in the game.
    When Civilization V introduced the “more than one unit per tile” play, the AI of the game had problems compensating for that. Here though, that shouldn’t be a problem.
    “There’s a lot we learned about player expectation, for how an AI ...
  • Civilization VI Will Have Many Game Features At Launch The news of Civilization VI coming this year has already gotten many excited for the true return of the series. In a discussion with IGN, many details were noted about the game from Lead Designer Ed Beach. Including what can be expected.
    In previous Civilization titles, there was mainly the “bare essentials” and then expansions or updates would bring in more and more depth to the game. Here with Civilization VI, that’s not happening, as much of what is in Civilization V right now will be in VI at launch. This will include: trade, religion, archeology, espionage, Great Works, Culture Victory, ...
  • Could Shenmue 1 and 2 Be Remastered? Maybe shenmueShenmue series creator Yu Suzuki is currently hard at work on creating Shenmue 3. It’ll have an instant audience of fans from the originals, but what about people who have never played either game and want to catch up? Right now, the only option is finding a used Dreamcast and having to deal with its foggy visuals on an HD screen.
    Is a remastered Shenmue just a pipe dream? Maybe not. Recent comments from Sega of Europe reveal the company is interested in putting those two games out again, but there are a few hurdles in its way.
    “Of course we would ...