After months, finally a PC AAA exclusive - Civ 6 expansion 9/10

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#1 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/civilization-6-gathering-storm-review-the-wind-ris/1900-6417085/

Finally, PC isn't the same beast it used to be but good old Civ 6 saved the pc exlusive 9/10 draught. Congrats, hermits. You can feel like cows and sheeps now. Though they have 9/10 games on a regular basis, of course.

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#2 Posted by jeezers (2257 posts) -

@blackballs: isnt civ 6 on switch

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#3 Posted by Random_Matt (3685 posts) -
@jeezers said:

@blackballs: isnt civ 6 on switch

And IOS.

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#4 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

@Random_Matt said:
@jeezers said:

@blackballs: isnt civ 6 on switch

And IOS.

Not this expansion, it's not.

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#5 Posted by SaltSlasher (768 posts) -

PC doesn't live by the same rules. Rules people don't seem to understand.

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game. Of course, they can get PS Now and enjoy them if they want, but its about exclusive power, and awesomeness that some peasents just can't comprehend.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps, you can nominate God of War for Oscar and Noble Prize, doesn't change anything.

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#6 Posted by Vaidream45 (1613 posts) -

I don’t get this post. There are thousands of PC games that you can’t find anywhere else because they aren’t AAA micro transaction filled garbage. I would think people on a gaming forum would know this. Open up Steam or GOG once a year and have a look.

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#7 Posted by ninodude01 (4 posts) -

I didn't build my pc for exclusive games, i did it for the better performance, cheaper games, bundles (Humble Bundle), mods, ultrawide 21:9 gaming and last but not least....

Free online!

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#8 Posted by Planeforger (17915 posts) -

@blackballs: Apparently Take-Two were really impressed with the sales of the Switch version, so I could see this coming to the Switch within the next year or so.

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#9 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

@saltslasher said:

PC doesn't live by the same rules. Rules people don't seem to understand.

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game. Of course, they can get PS Now and enjoy them if they want, but its about exclusive power, and awesomeness that some peasents just can't comprehend.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps, you can nominate God of War for Oscar and Noble Prize, doesn't change anything.

Lol, as if Playstation was the only system. The Switch has two 10/10 games the PC will never have. Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. 2 games that are classics, better than anything the PC has pulled out in over a decade.

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#10 Posted by Ten_Pints (3611 posts) -

Might be worth playing soon then.

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#11 Edited by Gamerno6666 (6446 posts) -

Ok.

@blackballs said:
@saltslasher said:

PC doesn't live by the same rules. Rules people don't seem to understand.

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game. Of course, they can get PS Now and enjoy them if they want, but its about exclusive power, and awesomeness that some peasents just can't comprehend.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps, you can nominate God of War for Oscar and Noble Prize, doesn't change anything.

Lol, as if Playstation was the only system. The Switch has two 10/10 games the PC will never have. Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. 2 games that are classics, better than anything the PC has pulled out in over a decade.

Playable on PC. And with mods. ;)

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#12 Posted by knight-k (2326 posts) -

@saltslasher said:

PC doesn't live by the same rules. Rules people don't seem to understand.

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game. Of course, they can get PS Now and enjoy them if they want, but its about exclusive power, and awesomeness that some peasents just can't comprehend.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps, you can nominate God of War for Oscar and Noble Prize, doesn't change anything.

Ah yes the hermit damage control.

Paying overpriced Nvidia GPU's to get some more frames. LOL, meanwhile you graphic whores are missing out on the best games. Have fun with your indie shovelware PC exclusives though

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#13 Posted by MonsieurX (38629 posts) -

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/gris-review-seeing-in-color/1900-6417057/

2 months later

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#14 Posted by xantufrog (10573 posts) -

@Planeforger: I hope so. I'd love to add the expansions

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#15 Posted by pyro1245 (4545 posts) -

Can't feel like a cow or sheep without the abysmal low frame rates and lack of performance settings.

Super excited to play this expansion either way. Love me some Civ.

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#16 Posted by SolidGame_basic (23719 posts) -

Timed exclusive

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#17 Edited by IvanGrozny (873 posts) -

Months? A few weeks ago Mutan Year Zero got a 9 as well.

Edit: oh wait it's a multiplat. Never mind.

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#18 Posted by XVision84 (15036 posts) -

3 more days BlackBalls, better fit in all these threads while you can ;)

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#19 Posted by XVision84 (15036 posts) -

@pyro1245: I love Civ too but I think they went way overboard with the pricing of this expansion. It's $54 here! I can buy assassin's creed odyssey for cheaper! This is supposed to be an expansion not an entirely new game.

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#20 Edited by pyro1245 (4545 posts) -

@XVision84: Yeah I noticed it was $40 USD on Steam. That's pretty outrageous.

...might have to shop around.....

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#21 Edited by IvanGrozny (873 posts) -

Slay the Spire got recently from early access and has 90 on MC. Hasn't been reviewed on GS yet, but for sure it's a AAA. Ign already gave it a 90. 🤪😁

Will be released on NS this year, but that doesn't count as NS is a handheld.

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#22 Edited by Zaryia (7317 posts) -
@blackballs said:

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/civilization-6-gathering-storm-review-the-wind-ris/1900-6417085/

Finally, PC isn't the same beast it used to be but good old Civ 6 saved the pc exlusive 9/10 draught. Congrats, hermits. You can feel like cows and sheeps now. Though they have 9/10 games on a regular basis, of course.

Gen8,

PC: 424 Total

AAAA: 3

AAA: 118

AA: 302

PS4: 318 Total

AAAA: 4

AAA: 91

AA: 223

P.S. This isn't counting emulation, in which case PC gains a few 10s, 9s, and 8s.

@knight-k said:

Ah yes the hermit damage control.

Paying overpriced Nvidia GPU's to get some more frames. LOL, meanwhile you graphic whores are missing out on the best games. Have fun with your indie shovelware PC exclusives though

Double to triple the frames is not a few. According to DF most video games are better experienced on PC. As the above data shows, PC has the best library this gen as well.

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#23 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

Can't feel like a cow or sheep without the abysmal low frame rates and lack of performance settings.

Super excited to play this expansion either way. Love me some Civ.

So basically buy an overpriced GPU to play multiplatform games with a bit better framerate vs GOTY titles that destroy anything on PC. Lol, graphic whores are sad people. Missing out on truly classic titles.

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#24 Edited by BoxRekt (586 posts) -

@saltslasher said:

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps,

lol the irony of these system wars hypocrites on full display.

Could have picked from an endless list of games that would actually support his point for PC but choose The Witcher 3 instead

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FAIL

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#25 Posted by pyro1245 (4545 posts) -
@blackballs said:
@pyro1245 said:

Can't feel like a cow or sheep without the abysmal low frame rates and lack of performance settings.

Super excited to play this expansion either way. Love me some Civ.

So basically buy an overpriced GPU to play multiplatform games with a bit better framerate vs GOTY titles that destroy anything on PC. Lol, graphic whores are sad people. Missing out on truly classic titles.

Lot of assumptions in your post there, buddy.

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#26 Edited by pyro1245 (4545 posts) -

Oh what the hell. I'm feeling generous so I'll go ahead drop some knowledge on you.

@blackballs said:

So basically buy an overpriced GPU

Assumption #1 - Ignorance to GPU SKUs and pricing. You lack the understanding of how game settings are configured.

@blackballs said:

to play multiplatform games

Assumption #2 - Ignorance to the massive game library which exist on PC.

@blackballs said:

with a bit better framerate

Assumption #3 - You obviously don't understand the magnitude of the possible difference between console and PC frame rates.

@blackballs said:

titles that destroy anything on PC

Assumption #4 - How would you like to define this one? With many stipulations, I'm sure.

@blackballs said:

Lol, graphic whores are sad people.

Assumption #5 - Another really common dumb cow statement. No matter how many times people tell you they prefer better performance you'll just be stuck on graphics forever. Trained by Sony, I guess.

@blackballs said:

Missing out on truly classic titles.

Assumption #6 - Probably one of the dumbest assumptions you cows make. Most PC gamers have consoles and experience the same games you do, plus a whole lot more. There's no shame in enjoying a console game, only shame comes from being unable to point out its flaws.

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#27 Edited by Blackhairedhero (2751 posts) -

@saltslasher: Yet GoW has better combat then the Witcher.

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#28 Posted by Zaryia (7317 posts) -
@boxrekt said:
@saltslasher said:

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps,

lol the irony of these system wars hypocrites on full display.

Could have picked from an endless list of games that would actually support his point for PC but choose The Witcher 3 instead

FAIL

Uhh...Witcher 3 is 80+ hours long, 9.0+, and far superior on PC.

He's right.

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#29 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

Oh what the hell. I'm feeling generous so I'll go ahead drop some knowledge on you.

@blackballs said:

So basically buy an overpriced GPU

Assumption #1 - Ignorance to GPU SKUs and pricing. You lack the understanding of how game settings are configured.

They are overpriced, if you want 4k top 60fps you better say goodbye to your summer vacation.

@blackballs said:

to play multiplatform games

Assumption #2 - Ignorance to the massive game library which exist on PC.

You mean old games, and indies that can be played on mobile devices? Why spend 3k on a GPU then?

@blackballs said:

with a bit better framerate

Assumption #3 - You obviously don't understand the magnitude of the possible difference between console and PC frame rates.

Big deal, I play games. 30 fps to 60fps isn't going to make them unplayable.

@blackballs said:

titles that destroy anything on PC

Assumption #4 - How would you like to define this one? With many stipulations, I'm sure.

Tell me which PC game is better than God of War, Odyssey or Breath of the Wild?

@blackballs said:

Lol, graphic whores are sad people.

Assumption #5 - Another really common dumb cow statement. No matter how many times people tell you they prefer better performance you'll just be stuck on graphics forever. Trained by Sony, I guess.

I'm a cow/sheep fact is both the PS4 and Switch have games that are 10x than PC exlusives.

@blackballs said:

Missing out on truly classic titles.

Assumption #6 - Probably one of the dumbest assumptions you cows make. Most PC gamers have consoles and experience the same games you do, plus a whole lot more. There's no shame in enjoying a console game, only shame comes from being unable to point out its flaws.

Lol, which PC game exclusives this decade are classics?

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#30 Posted by pyro1245 (4545 posts) -

@blackballs:

Listen. I'm not here to tell you your opinions about video games are wrong. I'm here to tell you that the hyperbolic statements you make about PC gaming are wrong.

Let me sum it up for you in two bullet points:

  • You don't need a small fortune to build a good gaming PC. You can easily do so for under $1000.
  • Having a gaming PC doesn't make you miss out on console games.
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#31 Edited by Zaryia (7317 posts) -

@blackballs said:

They are overpriced, if you want 4k top 60fps you better say goodbye to your summer vacation.

You mean old games, and indies that can be played on mobile devices? Why spend 3k on a GPU then?

Big deal, I play games. 30 fps to 60fps isn't going to make them unplayable.

Tell me which PC game is better than God of War, Odyssey or Breath of the Wild?

I'm a cow/sheep fact is both the PS4 and Switch have games that are 10x than PC exlusives.

Lol, which PC game exclusives this decade are classics?

1. Second placer Opinion. Also. You don't need $3000 to play 4k/60fps. You want the best, you pay the most.

2. No, Second placer. He means new games. PC has 100+ more high scoring games than the next best system this gen. It still holds its lead if you take out INDYs. It has the most AAAs due to various reasons.

3. 60fps > 30fps. By far. Also it has better gfx, load times, mods, etc. Imagine playing the shit version of most games for most of the gen!

4. BoW is best on PC. With that being said, I'll take 100+ more 8/9s over 1 game.

5. 10x better? You have games that scored 900/10? Second placer math.

6. Several of those 100+ 8 and 9 scoring games that aren't on your PS4.

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#32 Posted by BlackBalls (1498 posts) -

@zaryia said:
@blackballs said:

They are overpriced, if you want 4k top 60fps you better say goodbye to your summer vacation.

You mean old games, and indies that can be played on mobile devices? Why spend 3k on a GPU then?

Big deal, I play games. 30 fps to 60fps isn't going to make them unplayable.

Tell me which PC game is better than God of War, Odyssey or Breath of the Wild?

I'm a cow/sheep fact is both the PS4 and Switch have games that are 10x than PC exlusives.

Lol, which PC game exclusives this decade are classics?

1. Second placer Opinion. Also. You don't need $3000 to play 4k/60fps. You want the best, you pay the most.

2. No, Second placer. He means new games. PC has 100+ more high scoring games than the next best system this gen. It still holds its lead if you take out INDYs. It has the most AAAs due to various reasons.

3. 60fps > 30fps. By far. Also it has better gfx, load times, mods, etc. Imagine playing the shit version of most games for most of the gen!

4. BoW is best on PC. With that being said, I'll take 100+ more 8/9s over 1 game.

5. 10x better? You have games that scored 900/10? Second placer math.

6. Several of those 100+ 8 and 9 scoring games that aren't on your PS4.

1. It's not an opinion, if the Switch or PS4 were also $1,000 they would do the same. They don't need to be, but you would except a $1,000 machine to have the best games available, it only has indie and multiplats

2. No it doesn't, all of them are indies or multiplats

3. Yawn, not a big deal. It's not a game breaker. Some of the highest rated games are 30fps.

4. BOW isn't on pc and no pc game has scored 10/10 in decades

5. BOW, Odyssey, GOW, Uncharted 4 all higher rated than any pc exclusive in over a decade

6. I own both PS4 and Switch, which are suprior systems to the PC.

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#33 Edited by Zaryia (7317 posts) -
@blackballs said:

1. They don't need to be, but you would except a $1,000 machine to have the best games available

It does have the best library, online, and performance/gfx. Which is why $1000 is worth the cost,

PC: 424 Total AAAA: 3 AAA: 118 AA: 302

PS4: 318 Total AAAA: 4 AAA: 91 AA: 223

@blackballs said:

2. No it doesn't, all of them are indies or multiplats

Goal post move. You said Iny or Old. How many arbitrary restrictions are you going to keep making? But even then, PC does have several 8 and 9 Exclusives this gen. Why lie?

@blackballs said:

3. Yawn, not a big deal. It's not a game breaker. Some of the highest rated games are 30fps.

I understand many people are fine with very very low standards. Oh and lol low fps on MP games, then again MP on PS4 is.....oof. Yeah. Pretty damn bad.

@blackballs said:

4. BOW isn't on pc and no pc game has scored 10/10 in decades

BoW is best on PC, and PC has 3 10/10 scored games this gen not including emulation.

@blackballs said:

5. BOW, Odyssey, GOW, Uncharted 4 all higher rated than any pc exclusive in over a decade

PC: 424 Total AAAA: 3 AAA: 118 AA: 302

PS4: 318 Total AAAA: 4 AAA: 91 AA: 223

Your second place is showing.

@blackballs said:

5. BOW, Odyssey, GOW, Uncharted 4 all higher rated than any pc exclusive in over a decade

6. I own both PS4 and Switch, which are suprior systems to the PC.

PC is far better than those systems, when separated.

1). Substantially superior library this gen. Considerably more 8s and 9s.

2). Superior gfx and performance.

3). Substantially superior Online.

4). Best version of most games (multiplats) as opposed to worst version of most games.

You are second place race.

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#34 Posted by DrLostRib (4655 posts) -

@boxrekt said:
@saltslasher said:

No one is building a PC cause they want some stupid movie game.

Like playing Witcher 3 max settings at 60fps,

lol the irony of these system wars hypocrites on full display.

Could have picked from an endless list of games that would actually support his point for PC but choose The Witcher 3 instead

FAIL

lol, is the "every game is a movie game" claim trying to make a resurgence?

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#35 Posted by lundy86_4 (51579 posts) -

@drlostrib: Dude tried the same with Resident Evil 2...

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#36 Posted by DrLostRib (4655 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@drlostrib: Dude tried the same with Resident Evil 2...

yeah...kind of like some other user(s) did last year

Weird