Shitting hell, Civ VI has just launched on iPhone?!

Discussion in 'gaming and consoles' started by mrs quoad, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    It's been rumbling around on iPad for a while (yeah, ok, that's interesting - tbf, it is. And it's been rayt well reviewed).

    But I've just fired up the App Store to see what's going on this fine Thursday AS THURSDAY IS THE DAY OF NEW iOS RELEASES, and HOLY SMEGMA Civ VI is available on my facking phone.

    I'm a bit 'yeah, ok, what?' Civ? The full game? On a phone? That's. IDK.

    That's sort of great, but I can't even begin to imagine HOW THE HELL all that info and screen-based stuff will work on a CHUFFING PHONE.

    I've got a big phone. I. Just. What? There is presumably some sort of assumption that this will work even on bog standard teeny phone screens.

    Half amazed. Completely insta-DLing (it's, like, free DL plus sth like a £100 in-app purchase). Very cautious / wary of just how functional / shit this'll be.

    But, you know. Another brick kinda crumbling outta the wall between traditional AAA gaming and FACKING PHONES.
  2. I tried the trial on the iPad and was a bit meh. No idea how similar it is to the pc version as I haven’t played it but it did feel like a stripped down version of Civ generally.
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  3. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    The end-game number-crunching required will be murder on a phone, I suspect
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    tell you what, why don't you try it out and then let us know what you think after you've actually played it.
  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I have played a bit AND IT IS GR8 so far. Apart from taking about 5 mins to load #rofl

    The breakthrough aspect of this is as interesting (if not more interesting) than the gameplay itself, tho. IMO.

    Other full AAA PC titles have ported to phones (well, iOS certainly) in the past. But they’ve mostly been pretty old - Baldur’s Gate, FF series, Bioshock, Total War: Rome. Others have ported in stripper back form - like Grid Autosport.

    To have an apparently complete, entirely contemporary AAA 4x game launch on top end iPads (as it was originally) was quite something. But for that to’ve Rolled out to (i)phones really is pretty fucking epically groundbreaking, IMO.

    2018: the year when taking a shit whilst playing the latest Civ became just a little bit easier :cool:
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  7. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    I believe this answers your smartphone dilemma weltweit
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  8. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Does it have reticulated splines?
    I'm not interested unless it does.
  9. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Guess what I’m doing right now :cool:

    (Its loading.

    Civ. That is.)
  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    This is facking phenomenal.

    a) this is the most Civ I’ve played in donkeys. Bought 5, wife child and work, literally never got to play more than about ten turns. I’m up to about 250 atm, on my 1.5th playthrough (sacked off playrhrough one after a terminal barbarian-related mistake).
    b) it’s on my fucking phone!!! Fully functional civ?! It’s breathtaking.
    c) errr, I think it’s the best game I’ve ever played on mobile. Which you’d sort of hope for.

    It feels like full on cross over. And a properly exciting development. Still / after playing for a few days.

    Perfectly suited to a couple of turns whilst taking a shit / during In the Night Garden / bathtime. But with ridiculous detail / depth. (And substantial battery consumption, tbf.)
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  11. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    As impressive as this is, you have to wonder if there's much life in releasing full blown titles on platforms like iOS.

    With all the major players in gaming hardware upping the ante on streaming and Microsoft especially already having a huge advantage in this with their Azure data centres, then it's only a matter of time anyway that anything with a screen becomes something we can play games on. Internet latency withstanding of course.

    Have never really got used to playing games with touch controls on a phone screen. I'm more likely to pay attention once I can play something like Gears of War on my phone, all be it with a Xbox controller.
  12. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Fair point, cybershot

    There’ll still be a market that hates any requirement for permanent online connections.

    And. Still.

    Turn 300ish, just finished Big Ben, which doubled my treasury to £40k.

    It’s probably about time to go all out on warfare.

    Only chieftain (pfff), funk all specialisation or skill, but warlord - embarrassingly - kicked my ass first time round.

    This is great!

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  13. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I also massively failed to grip the significance of Germany’s +7 bonus against city states, and have made no use of faith whatsoever.

    I’m hoping playthrough 2 proves less dickishly buildspam.
  14. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Gave a try and it's a little to cramped for my liking but loving it on the iPad, the perfect version ime!

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