EpicStore: Five reasons why Civilization 6 is so enduringly popular

By | May 13, 2024

This article at the EpicGames Store is nearly 1 month old, but only popped up now on social media: “Five reasons why Civilization 6 is so enduringly popular”
While we are pretty sure that the CFC crowd can think of more than only 5 reasons, the article distills down some of the most important aspects, as you can see in the actual 5 points:

  • It’s epic and intense
  • Civ 6 satisfies a powerful emotional need
  • Longevity counts
  • It’s grown over the years
  • Play as you please

The 3rd point is probably the most controversial, as a series does not need longevity to become great, but more experience certainly helps during the development.
An excerpt:

It’s epic and intense

First and most obviously, it’s a seriously good game, presenting a coherent view of world history through complex and interlocking gameplay systems that simulate the fantasy of building an empire. No two play sessions are ever the same. Developer Firaxis Games’ carefully calibrated gameplay loops are designed to hook players and to keep them engaged without resorting to tiresome chores.

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