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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm
Developer(s)Firaxis Games
Publisher(s)2K Games
SeriesCivilization
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Android
ReleaseFebruary 14, 2019
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy, 4X
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in. If you gave rise and fall, then gathering storm will add onto rise and fall, if you don’t have rise and fall then all rise and fall related content isn’t there I believe. I don't think this is right, the civs don't get added but the mechanics like governors do.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is the second official expansion pack for the turn-based strategyvideo gameCivilization VI. It was released on February 14, 2019, about a year after the release of the first expansion Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. It is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux.[1] The expansion adds new features, civilizations, leaders and wonders. It received generally positive reviews upon release.

Gameplay[edit]

The focus of the Gathering Storm expansion is improving the game world with the weather and how human action affects it in the last eras of the game. The player has to face how their environment changes over time, whether randomly or as a consequence of their environmental decisions.[2]

The expansion introduces natural disasters in the form of volcanic eruptions, river floods, rising sea levels, hurricanes, dust storms, blizzards, tornadoes, and droughts.[3] Players are given ways to mitigate these by building improvements such as dams or sea barriers. Additionally, some of these events can be beneficial to players; for example, after river floods and volcanic eruptions, affected tiles may have their yields increased. The frequency of these events is affected by a new climate system. Late-game buildings can have their effectiveness improved by providing with the new power resource, which can be obtained by burning resources such as coal and oil. However, doing so will increase CO2 levels in the atmosphere, increasing the frequency of disasters.[3] Players are also able to research green power alternatives such as solar, wind and geothermal power stations.[3] The Future Era returns by adding new Technologies and Civics that will be unlocked randomly.[3]

World generation is also changed: new terrain features, geothermal fissures and volcanoes, spawn along mountain ridges separating continents, and floodplains now spawn in larger clusters exclusively along rivers.[3] Mountain ranges, rivers, volcanoes and deserts are now named after the civilization that discovered them.[3] For example, a river discovered by the English might be named the Thames, whereas one discovered by the French could be named the Seine.

Diplomacy is also revamped, with the Diplomatic Victory condition and World Congress from previous games returning with the difference that you will need to accrue a certain number of Diplomatic Victory Points that can be earned in various ways[3] and you will have to win votes multiple times, showing the diplomatic leadership in the different eras, in order to achieve diplomatic victory.[2] The way in which votes are influenced are called Favors, which can increase the weight of your vote. The new Favor currency and a new Grievances system replace the base game's Warmonger score.[3] The World Congress brings the players a lot more control over building resolutions from different components the way you might a peace treaty, and the international community votes on whether or not your resolution is carried in the session of the World Congress.[3]

A number of systems from the base game and the previous expansion Rise and Fall have been tweaked, including the addition of more Historic Moments, a new Governor, improvements to the espionage system and changes to the science and culture victory conditions.[2]

Nine new leaders and eight new civilizations were also introduced, alongside a variety of new units, natural and world wonders, a new technology and civics era and two new scenarios - The Black Death and War Machine, based on the 14th century pandemic of the same name and the WWI German-French conflict in Belgium respectively.[2]

New civilizations include among others:

  • Hungary, led by Matthias Corvinus, who specializes in levying units from city-state allies;[4]
  • the Māori, led by Kupe, who uniquely start off at sea and are encouraged to preserve the natural environment;[5]
  • Canada, led by Wilfrid Laurier, which has unique units and abilities within cold climate tiles;[6]
  • the Inca, led by Pachacuti, who gain unique benefits in relation to mountains;[7]
  • Mali, led by Mansa Musa, which can generate great deals of wealth from deserts and trading routes;[8]
  • Sweden, led by Kristina, who receives benefits to culture and tourism as well as great people;[9]
  • the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman, with abilities and units to support sieging of cities,[10]
  • Phoenicia, led by Dido, with numerous benefits from ocean tiles and the ability to move their capital city freely.[11]
  • A unique leader, Eleanor of Aquitaine, can serve either as the leader of the English or French, and takes loyalty from cities near her Great Works.[12]

Reception[edit]

Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic80/100[13]
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Gathering Storm received generally positive reviews from critics according to review aggregatorMetacritic.[13]

Accolades[edit]

The game was nominated for 'Best Original Choral Composition' and 'Best Original Soundtrack Album' at the 18th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards,[14] for 'Game Beyond Entertainment' at the 16th British Academy Games Awards,[15] and for 'Video Game Score of the Year' at the ASCAP Composers' Choice Awards.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Available February 14, 2019'. Yahoo! Finance. November 21, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ abcdScott-Jones, Richard (November 21, 2018). 'The full Civilization 6: Gathering Storm interview'. PCGamesN. Retrieved January 9, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ abcdefghiHafer, T.J. (November 20, 2018). 'Civilization 6: Gathering Storm will introduce disasters and player-created climate change'. PC Gamer. Retrieved January 9, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^Brown, Fraser (November 28, 2018). 'Civilization 6: Gathering Storm's Hungary makes friends so it can crush enemies'. PC Gamer. Retrieved December 11, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^Bailey, Dustin (December 4, 2018). 'The Maori join Civ 6: Gathering Storm, and they start the game at sea'. PCGamesN. Retrieved December 11, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^Chalk, Andy (December 11, 2018). 'Canada in Civilization 6 has hockey rinks, Mounties, and has to declare war politely'. PC Gamer. Retrieved December 11, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^'The Incan Empire Moves Mountains in Civilization 6: Gathering Storm'. sludgefeed.com. December 18, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^Scott-Jones, Richard (January 8, 2019). 'Mali is coming to Civilization 6 and will have more money than you'. PCGamesN. Retrieved January 8, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^Brown, Fraser (January 16, 2019). 'Civilization 6: Gathering Storm's Sweden lets everyone fight over Nobel Prizes'. PC Gamer. Retrieved January 16, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^Scott-Jones, Richard (January 22, 2019). 'The Ottomans arrive in Civilization 6 to beat you up and build cannons'. PCGamesN. Retrieved January 22, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^Brown, Fraser (January 29, 2019). 'Weather Civilization 6's Gathering Storm as the nautical Phoenicians'. PC Gamer. Retrieved January 29, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^Scott-Jones, Richard (February 5, 2019). 'Eleanor of Aquitaine is coming to Civilization 6 to take your cities (peacefully)'. PCGamesN. Retrieved February 5, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ ab'Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm for PC Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 19, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^Wilson, Kelly (February 13, 2020). 'Game Audio Network Guild Announces 18th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Nominees'. The Hype Magazine. Retrieved February 28, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^Stuart, Keith (March 3, 2020). 'Death Stranding and Control dominate Bafta games awards nominations'. The Guardian. Retrieved March 5, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^'Vote in the 2020 ASCAP Composers' Choice Awards'. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. May 7, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Civilization_VI:_Gathering_Storm&oldid=1015593903'

Gathering Storm News

January 19, 2021

The December 30, 2020 rules updates have been posted. This includes the PDF files, the on-line rules, and Windows Help file. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 28, 2020

The on-line rules and Windows Help file have been updated to include the June 30, 2020 rules updates. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 24, 2020

The June 30, 2020 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files have been updated. The on-line rules and Windows Help file have not yet been updated. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

April 4, 2020

The B2ER game is avaiailable for reading under Game Reports. New turns are posted every day or two.

March 16, 2020

The on-line rules and Windows Help file have been updated to include the December 31, 2019 rules updates. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

February 10, 2020

The December 31, 2019 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files have been updated. The on-line rules and Windows Help file have not yet been updated. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

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July 7, 2019

The on-line rules and Windows Help file have been updated to include the June 30, 2019 rules updates. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

July 4, 2019

The June 30, 2019 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files have been updated. The on-line rules and Windows Help file have not yet been updated. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 10, 2018

The June 30, 2018 rules updates have been posted. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

April 21, 2018

The on-line rules and Windows Help file have been updated to include the December 31, 2017 rules updates. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

April 4, 2018

The December 31, 2017 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files have been updated. The on-line rules and Windows Help file have not yet been updated. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 6, 2018

A new record sheet for tracking tile points has been pubilised. It can be found in the Gathering Stormrecord sheet section, or it can be found here.

August 13, 2017

The on-line rules and Windows Help file have been updated to include the June 30, 2017 rules updates. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

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June 25, 2017

The June 30, 2017 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files have been updated. The on-line rules and Windows Help file have not yet been updated. The changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 13, 2017

The December 31, 2016 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help File have all been updated. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 19, 2016

The June 30, 2016 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help File have all been updated. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 17, 2016

The on-line format of the December 31, 2015 rules updates have now been posted. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 6, 2016

The December 31, 2015 rules updates have been posted. At this point only the PDF files have been posted; the on-line rules will be updates shortly. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

September 13, 2015

The final research and AWAW conversion information for the ERB game is now available for reading under Game Reports.

August 2, 2015

The four 1938 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

July 19, 2015

The four 1937 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

July 5, 2015

The four 1936 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

June 21, 2015

The June 30, 2015 rules updates have been posted. The only substansive changes are to the Gathering Storm to A World at War transition rules. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 7, 2015

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