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Step into the world of the ancient Orient. Control a city or tribe from the dawn of Chinese history, and turn it into a great empire. Develop your land, create great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic wars. Advance your technology, culture and religion to create one of mankind's great civilizations. All the action takes place on one spectacular game map that brings to life the mountains, forests, plains and deserts of China. Zoom in close to review your troops and see your peasants toiling, or zoom out for a strategic overview. Plan your battles, end your turn, and then watch as your armies obey your orders, with hundreds of soldiers battling right on the game map. FEATURES Start out as a single nation or tribe, starting from humble beginnings with a single settlement and expand your empire and develop your culture with the aim of becoming the universally recognized Son of Heaven and ruler of the world. Persuade the other factions to recognize you as such by either military force, or by diplomatic persuasion. Play as one of 16 different factions each with their own special bonuses or penalties. Vast beautifully rendered map featuring an attractive and authentic depiction of the landscape of China and Mongolia. Large scale battles with hundreds or thousands of soldiers, depicted in detail right on the game map. Watch skilled armies and reinforcements go to battle, according to the battle orders and formations set by the player. Fully animated 3D models, with variations in face and clothing for each model, including infantry, cavalry, chariot and artillery units, as well as naval forces. Long seamless zoom range lets you step right into the game world or zoom out for a strategic overview. Develop your settlements by constructing buildings and developing the landscape around them, build markets and ports to enable trade by land and water. Elaborate research tree including technology as well as cultural, philosophical and religious developments. Many other elements will determine the outcome of you quest for dominance such as Leaders, Sieges, Unrest and Rebellion, and Authority and Culture ratings. As Emperor, set edicts, laws and decrees to balance power and move into a glorious new Era, with new technologies and military units that change the game!
A serious opponent in the circle of the round strategy, Civilization 6 could get problems :)
For all who played Civilization and Total War, this... is exactly right. You'll quickly find your way in. It's still in early access, but the gameplay and the setting China are a lot of fun and can be really addictive :)The building and administration of the cities runs actually like with Civilization V, buildings in the city to let build and outside fields with farms, roads, mines etc. improve. There are 4 seasons that affect the farms and armies. Diplomacy runs like in Civilization, but should be improved. Units are recruited and can be stacked together on a field and commanded as garrisons. In fights it is also very important to set the formations and lines of attack, then you don't lose an army so quickly (see review of GAIUS AFRICANUS. . . . . . . . ). it does not depend only on the size of the arms, but on the commands! Of course there are still some bugs and the performance might be a bit better, but so far it is going quite well. Neighbouring garrisons intervene in the battle within their range of movement. + Gameplay
+ very nice, atmospheric soundtrack
+ nice graphics, extremely large zoom possibility even to the faces of the units
+ many technologies (shown as Majong stones) in always 4 categories
+ many units and buildings
That was it for today, I will add my review soon accordingly.
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