Oh, Civilization VI, the digital equivalent of a bag of chips – you tell yourself you’ll just have one more turn, and the next thing you know, it’s 3 AM, and you’re desperately trying to convince Gandhi not to nuke your empire.
The charm of Civ VI lies in its complexity, which can be as rewarding as finding an extra fry at the bottom of your takeout bag. Players find it really rewarding and fun, despite the fact that it’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube that fights back. It’s like playing chess, if the pawns could revolt and start their own chess game.
But, of course, not all is perfect in the land of turn-based strategy. Civ VI’s take on climate change is as subtle as a sledgehammer at a glassblowing workshop, which is to say, interesting but also a stark reminder of our impending doom.
However, as Kotaku pointed out, it’s these elements that give the game its unique flavor, like a pizza topped with pineapple—it’s not for everyone, but those who like it are passionate about it.
Then there’s the multiplayer, which can sometimes feel like you’re trying to play an intense game of poker while someone intermittently cuts the deck with a chainsaw. Yes, there are bugs, synchronization issues, and a whole lot of DLCs, but that’s just part of the game’s charm, right?
It’s like adopting a puppy that’s cute as a button but occasionally eats your homework—frustrating, but you love it anyway. Civ VI might not be a flawless masterpiece, but it’s a rollercoaster of fun, with enough ups and downs to make a theme park jealous.