As a long-time player of the Civilization series of games, I would normally have jumped on the new Civilization VI – Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack when it was released this morning.
Not a huge fan of Civilization VI, however, I decided to wait until I knew exactly what changes in the game occur when the Civilization VI – Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack is installed. After all, I prefer playing Civ IV, which I think will always be thought of as ‘the better game’ by many.
That being said, I did do some research to see if downloading the new Civ VI pack was something I should be doing today. And, thus, I found this.
An excellent video by YouTuber Hadrian, who goes through what the Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack will add to the game, as well as looks at the Conquests of Alexander scenario, and the Spring 2017 Update.
As the developers of Civ VI explain about the pack:
“Alexander leads Macedon and Cyrus leads Persia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI! Macedon’s abilities will let you conquer the whole world, and Persia can grow rich and cultured, or launch surprise invasions with incredible ease. These historical adversaries are paired well together, and feature in the new “Conquests of Alexander” scenario. Can you determine the fate of the Near East, and the course of history?”
So what does that mean?
With the Macedonian civilization with Alexander the Great, you will get a new unique ability — the ‘Hellenistic Fusion’. Alexander himself gets a unique leader ability which reduces ‘war weariness’ so the Macedonians can stay at war longer. The Hypaspist unit replaces the Swordsman, and the Basilikoi Paides is a new unique building.
With the Persian civilization with Cyrus, you get the ‘Satrapies’ unique ability which gives Persia a free trade route. Cyrus’s unique leader ability is the ‘Fall of Babylon’ that gives movement and yield bonuses for a while after declaring a surprise war. The Immortal is the Swordsman’s replacement here, and a unique improvement is the ‘Pairidaeza, that gives Culture, Gold and Appeal as just some of the benefits.
For more on what the Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack will add to your Civ game, watch the video below.
Me? I’ll probably hold off buying it, as Civ IV is just grabbing my attention more lately. But you can grab the Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack on Steam starting today.
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