Humankind - Sega's Civ Killer?

  • X201 2 Sep 2019 09:22:09 20,702 posts
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    Thought it was time that this had it's own thread.

    Due next year and already getting some good write-ups, and hopefully causing some of the complacency at Take2 and Firaxis to receive a kick up the backside.

    It looks like battles switch to some kind of tactical turn based combat engine. Probably what comes from having Creative Assembly as neighbours in the Sega stable.

    https://www.vg247.com/2019/09/02/humankind-sega-civ-killer/


    Only a general trailer around at the mo. But no doubt more to follow, looks like Sega are chucking some money at this one.



    Edited by X201 at 09:23:43 02-09-2019
  • disusedgenius 2 Sep 2019 10:06:06 10,546 posts
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    It's an interesting take on it for sure. I've got some reservations of how the culture merging will work in practice, but if they nail it then it has a lot of potential as I've seen it come up in a lot of Civ-wishlists.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Sep 2019 10:07:12 25,616 posts
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    I didn't think Sega were in a position to chuck money at anything.
  • oldskooldeano 2 Sep 2019 10:59:16 3,055 posts
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    @Decks and if they were it should be Virtua Fighter 6!
  • disusedgenius 2 Sep 2019 11:01:30 10,546 posts
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    I seem to remember that Sega's PC divisions were doing pretty well, so it makes sense that they'd be willing to back that side of things.
  • X201 14 Jun 2020 14:31:54 20,702 posts
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    Slipped to 2021
  • johnnyrocketfingers 17 Jun 2020 10:17:01 300 posts
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    I'm just really unsure about how you just pick 'cultures' from a list with no contextual meaning behind it and then seeing it all blend with the next 'era's list of options. Comes off gimmicky and isn't really providing me with seeing/playing fluid cultural evolution.

    Stellaris with its dynamic civics/ethics merging seems more appropriate? I'll get in on Early access anyway to find out.

    Edited by johnnyrocketfingers at 10:17:53 17-06-2020
  • Tomo 17 Jun 2020 13:30:06 17,817 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Slipped to 2021
    Arf. I've only this year become a bit of a 4X nut, so this is on my radar. Shame it's slipped.
  • JoeBlade 17 Jun 2020 13:48:06 5,094 posts
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    johnnyrocketfingers wrote:
    Stellaris with its dynamic civics/ethics merging seems more appropriate?
    That's pretty much exactly how I imagined the culture system actually. Or something along the lines of Civ 5's civics.
    Either way, I assume you'll be able to anticipate your options but only be able to unlock them at a certain point in time.

    I'm not sure about the 'each culture can only be picked once' part though, that could make it hard to formulate a strategy.
    It might be comparable to wonders in 4X games I suppose but I for one rarely base my strategies on those, precisely because they're not reliable. And unlike wonders you'll probably won't be able to steal a culture from another civilisation.

    Oh well, wait and see. As long as we get more competition for Civ and its ridiculously overpriced DLC/expansions I'm a happy camper.
  • JoeBlade 18 Jun 2020 16:31:21 5,094 posts
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    First impressions are starting to show up left and right, including on the EG front page. Try a quick search for Humankind on YouTube for more.

    It looks like it'll be a true blooded Amplitude game, which I for one am very glad to hear. I really like Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 is probably my favourite 4X at the moment.

    Definitely quite a few new twists on the genre in the game, I'm very eager to see how they'll pan out.
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