I’m liking Civ 6. . . sorta. The AI is kinda wonky and just totally loses its mind sometimes, and it’s weird to have a city that speans ALL of Austria/Hungary and a little of France. . . but mostly I like it. The Aussie civ is kinda hilarious to play as – make some seriously ridiculous desert cities, and on real-start earth maps you get plopped all on your own with a continent and only ‘barbarians’ to conquer. And it is at that point I remind myself it’s just a game. . .and try not to think about real world corollaries to what I’m doing murdering those spearmen and horsemen that keep trying to sack Sydney 500 years in.
Also, example of wonky AI: I played as the Polish, had no military at all, and around 500 BC I think all the AI players decided that meant I needed to be attacked for no reason. Fine, my fault, unusual to have NO army anyway – but then I kinda kicked 4 civ’s asses, and 3 of the other 4 spend the rest of the game periodically denouncing me for being a warmonger, even tho I demilitarized after my WWI, eventually getting rid of my entire army again. . .until the modern era where Gandhi had been denouncing and demanding silk from me for so damn long I nuked Mumbai. I met and made an alliance with the Aussies a bit before that, and since they didn’t know me in WWI they liked me. So it was kinda interesting to have a WW II that was Australia and Prussia vs. India, China and Spain.
I’m not proud of it >.>