Sid Meier's Civilization thread Aug 10, 2016 2:10:01 GMT
Post by Krall on Aug 10, 2016 2:10:01 GMT
I'll admit, I was a bit disappointed in the choice (while it seems like most other people on YouTube are absolutely rabid, either claiming Scythia (and Tomyris with them) is just trying to push a feminist agenda or is just simply irrelevant, and I can't exactly say I blame the later), but the more I think about it, the more I'm accepting them. I can't help but to think back on some of my first games of Civ V, back in either 2010 or 2011, and before I played the game I had never heard of the Ottoman Empire before (silly me), and playing Civ V made me learn more about the Ottomans, or at least look them up. Civ V was one of the first stepping stones for me to become so interested in history (same goes for Songhai). Maybe playing Civ VI can do the same for new players, when they see the Kongo Kingdom or Scythia.
That being said, I dislike Tomyris for the same reasons I love Cleopatra and Catherine in this game: the movements. I really dislike how Tomyris moves, it feels very robotic and animatronic like (a broken animatronic at that). Everything else is alright, not great, just alright, in my opinion. I was hoping that finally that the Nomads would get a different way of playing in Civilization, but apparently not. (so far, the closest thing to a 'Nomadic' Civ is actually a really strange strategy for Germany. You basically just go around, kill barbarians, never found your first city, and then conquer someone with your horde later on)
I agree that Tomyris' animations look bad - they seem unfinished, honestly - but I'm starting to like her just because of all the misogynistic hate against her.