Good game. It will absolutely take you days to finish your first game. It will continue to take you days to complete subsequent games. This is a wonderful strategy game that rewards you well for playing to your leader's strengths, whatever they are.
Pros: - Can "run" on a potato. The load times are long. - So much depth, but you can still pick any civ and hop in a low-difficulty game without knowing everything. - Graphics are pretty decent, and you can crank them down if you like. - The tips throughout play are super helpful when you come back from having had the game on the shelf for a couple months. - Mods are fun, you can't get achievements with them on, but they're worth it sometimes.
Cons: - Can be quite slow. There's a lot to process, especially given the AI's computational needs. - Multiplayer games are super hard to finish in a reasonable timeframe. - Some of the tips are just obnoxious. - The game is definitely still buggy. You will run into them, I promise.
It's a fun game. If you're interested in Civ, and you're looking to grab this as your first entry into your collection, it's a great buy. From what I hear the AI is much weirder in Civ 6, and much of the community is in Civ 5, so it's still not a bad buy at all. That said, Civ 6 is beautiful, and offers a lot of gameplay improvements/tweaks. If you've played earlier Civ games or other turn-based strategy games, go for it, you won't be disappointed, just have patience if you run into any of the cons listed above.
How to play Civilization; choose Rome, get to Industrial Era, destroy all the Countries near you except the solo capital cities those are your friends, you kill every country except countrys you like in real life like where your from, claim all thier cities and grow your own, explore all the land anyone in your way....DIES! Keep going until you and your allies are left then kill them. : )
I recommend this game pros: 1. Really fun turn based game 2. kinda educational to play but in a fun way 3. Some of the "advantages" the civilizations you could play as are fun 4. The robotic units and the stealth bomber that an be unlocked through research at the end of the game are fun to use 5. You get to use soldiers from the game xcom as a unit 6. The maps are decent 7. The dlc and price is worth it (got the complete bundle) Cons: 1. the game crashed a few times 2. Out of the religions you can pick as you play the game Christianity isnt one of them This game is fun to play, worth the price, good dlcs. I recommend this game.