Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Reviews
There is no doubt that Sid Meier's Civilization Ⅵ: Rise and Fall became much more completed than the original version, and you can map out a lot of new strategies that could be interesting or crazy. I already can't stand playing Civ 6 without the DLC now.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
Civ VI is undoubtedly a better game with the addition of Rise and Fall - especially when you are struggling to hold everything together through a Dark Age. However, I do not think this expansion brings it to a place where all of its core ideas have really gelled yet.
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall is a satisfying expansion to Sid Meier's 4X turn-based game, adding enough core gameplay features, civilizations and leaders to renew the gaming experience. Don't expect a groundbreaking change, as this is not a sequel, and some of the old faults are still there like difficult UI or the strange AI when it comes to warfare decision and weird diplomatic moods, but it's still a notable expansion.
Rise and Fall is a classic addition from Firaxis - in the most positive way.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Rise and Fall feels like an improvement of the original Civilization VI but we miss some risk in gameplay. The new alliances and the gobernors system are great but playinig a new game in Rise and Fall is too much like playing a new game in the vanilla game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Civ 6: Rise and Fall's new Golden Age and Governor systems add new and interesting decisions while Loyalty largely bogs it down.
I was already wowed by Civilization VI, and Rise and Fall only serves to cement my love for this amazing strategy game.
This expansion is a recognition that the magic of this series is in giving players lots of choices — sometimes difficult choices — as we all strive to stamp our own personalities on what is, effectively, a simulation of personal political leadership.
Rise and Fall introduces smart new features to Civ VI that enhance the base game without overcomplicating it.
Rise and Fall is a great addition to Civilization 6 that doesn't quite go far enough to be essential.
Rise and Fall is an excellent expansion for Civilization VI, broadening the offering and adding a lot of irons in the fire: nine new leaders, eight civilizations, a general improvement of the experience, and a lot of new gameplay tweaks. The original game was a pretty good one, and with this new expansion it's just gotten better.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Rise & Fall gets its hooks in deep, showing that the enlarged game's greatest strength may not be its scale or its history, but the sense of togetherness it inspires, and the way it drags the player down to the surface of its gorgeous world.
Overall, Rise and Fall doesn't address any particular issues in early, late or mid-game, so any problems you have with those points in the game remain. Instead, Rise and Fall adds a framework to your game that makes it more comprehensible and more your own than ever before.
Rise and Fall is a strong addition to the base game and helps it reach higher in the ranks of a Civ game. The new features change the way each game plays out and give some needed variety to each match in a way that is genuinely interesting and immensely satisfying,
Pressure to avoid a dark age might force you to make strange choices just to game the system to keep the good times rolling
A very worthwhile expansion of the venerable strategy game, whose new features seem a natural, and surprisingly realistic, extension of the original game.
Civilization is at its best when it enables you to tell your own stories. But at release, Civ VI didn't do such a good job at that. Rise and Fall fixes this in many ways, giving your better ways to expand your civilization without resorting to combat. It adds a quest-like element with a significant penalty or reward, and most of its news leaders add variety to the game.
A game of Rise and Fall makes you feel like everything you have done has really mattered. That every action taken mingles with those of others and changes the world. It's great.
Messy, boisterous, chaotic - Civilization 6: Rise and Fall is the antidote to the Enlightenment.
Rise and Fall is one of the best expansions of the series and an absolute must for anybody who enjoyed Civ VI. The new systems keep the military players in check and give a more balanced and varied experience.
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