Yeah I adjusted the title a few hours ago. It actually don’t seem that different from the last attempts to ape this formula, at least that’s my first impression.
I really, really would like for someone to a Civilization type of game, but slightly more ‘realistic’, more Paradoxian?, in how depicts society evolution, kingdom formation, etc. Like, actually hiring historians and anthropologists as consultants. I think it can be done, and without even having to substantially increase the complexity of the game by a lot.
Civ Revolutions is my preferred flavor of Civ, so this might end up being too heavy for me (since when has Paradox done a “lite” anything?). But I am excited for someone to take a different tack on the genre.
Domain powers sound like quite the grab bag of magic powers and may be hard for me to adjust to given that I still don’t like the heroes added to Civ 6. OTOH I think I will like the production chains, and it’s interesting that the first player to advance to a new age picks what it will be for everyone.
Systems and systems and systems. If they fit together well, this could be great. But if they don’t…
One key question is how the impact on other civs ages work. It seemed a bit murky, at least in the PartyElite video. But I am thinking that that will have an enormous impact on how the game feels to play.
Yeah, I hope the production chains work out. Could end up being the most distinguishing feature.
Also, not really a great thread for this I don’t think, but it looks like Paradox will be announcing yet another game on Monday. Unclear if it’s Paradox Dev or Paradox Publishing. Probably about time for a new Paradox developed game to be announced as it’s been over a year since Vicky 3 launched and nothing else is publicly in the pipe for any of their dev studios. The teaser image is just a tropical forest of some kind which isn’t what I’d expect for new entry in any of their main GSG series.
I guess I can just post the YouTube page for it. No hints that I can see. It does seem like a new GSG would get teasers and things to build hype, but I don’t really remember Vicky 3 getting anything like that. It did get announced at PDXCon( a virtual one in 2021, right?), though. But it also looks like they aren’t having one this year.
The difference here is that I’m pretty sure everyone participates in the same age. First player to hit the conditions for the next age is the decider on what the next age is. So I think mechanics-wise it can be a little more impactful than a culture in Humankind.