TL;DR – So how well does Civilization 6 capture Ethiopia with its new entry? It’s raining faith Halleluiah, its rain faith, amen
With the drip-feed of content coming out of Civilization VI’s New Frontier pack we have already gotten a look at the Maya, Gran Colombia, and now Ethiopia. Given that Ethiopia is the first of these civilizations that has grabbed me, I thought it best to sit down and have a look at just how well they have implemented it in-game. After that, we will also spend a little bit of time looking at the other additions to the game. But to refresh ourselves, let’s take a look at Ethiopia’s bonuses.
TL;DR – Every single feature of Civilization VI (at time of posting) in one map, this time featuring the new addition Ethiopia.
Today we got the latest update to Civilization VI with the newest addition to the New Frontier Pass, and next pit stop into Africa with Ethiopia. So once again, we are going to dive back into the world of Cartography plus Video Games. If you want more detailed information on anything that appears on the map, you can find it at our Civilization VI Cartographic Educational Database.
Now as always, a couple of notes before we start, first the Civilization boundaries on the map are based more on clarity than anything else, so in most cases, they conform to their modern counterparts. We have also worked using the commonly implemented political borders, not necessarily what nations claim, and this means making some judgement calls which you will see below. Also, while all attempts have been made to make sure that everything is accurately placed, putting this together meant working from multiple different sources, and map projections. As such, no matter how much you try, there might be some slight discrepancies here and there. We will be mostly going over the new additions and changes to the map in this update, if you want to learn more about some of the location choices that we made you can find more detail in our First Full Civilization Big Map and out Gathering Storm Update Map.
TL;DR: Ethiopia is here and get ready for it to chuck faith into hyperdrive.
We are getting a new expansion for Civilization VI, well not quite, over the next year we have a season pass, the New Frontier Pass, which will give us several new Civilizations and Game Modes over the next year (which you can find out more information HERE). The next new Civilizations has been released so let’s dive into Ethiopia.
TL;DR – A really ambitious film that unfortunately falls into the same traps as a lot of Hollywood films do when depicting Africa’s history.
Score – 2.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene but some pictures of the resort during the credits
Tonight we take a look at a film that attempts to discover a part of our
history that has not been explored at all. However, Hollywood has a very poor
history in exploring Africa’s history with film after film glossing over the
complexities for hero moments of usually a white protagonist saving the day.
While The Red Sea Diving Resort
attempts to step away from this past it can’t help but fall into the same
So to set the scene, in the 1980s Ethiopia was tearing itself apart during a
bloody civil war, a lot of the innocents were being caught in the crossfire, especially
minority groups. One of those groups that were targeted was Ethiopia’s Jewish community.
However, there is some hope with Israel’s Mossad sending agents like Ari
Levinson (Chris Evans) in to help them get to refugee camps in Sudan. However,
this is just a temporary measure, they need a way to get them out of the
country. So a plan is set in motion to set up a fake resort on the coast of
Sudan as a front to help them smuggle them out to waiting boats. However, this
is not something that you can do forever without attracting notice, made worse
when actual tourists arrive at the fake resort.