posted by RaeBurby (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Oct 11, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Yes, years ago I played the PC version of Civilizations which took months to beat the world...this watered down version is fun for awhile, then it gets repetitive FAST. Its quite easy to master the game and beat other civililzations in like 5 hours. Dissapointing. Also, in the diplomacy panel, YOU cant threaten other nations but they can threaten you all they like. You cannot focus enough on what the players look like when they do battle. I do like that you dont have to be bothered with workers, or pollution -- things liek that are very hard and annoying to get rid of as in the pc version. Overall, good for a 4 hour play. Given the oppurtunity again, I wouldnt have bought the game.
posted by bearsfan (SMITHS GROVE, KY) Dec 25, 2008
Member since Mar 2007
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
I am not a computer gamer. This is one of the most addicting games I have ever played. I found myself playing to the early hours of the morning and putting off leaving just trying to win one more battle or have one more round. If you haven't had the opportunity to play these games you owe it to yourself to at least try it. I am not for sure if it is for everyone because it isn't fast paced but I enjoyed and will definitely be adding it to my collection if I find it for a cheaper price.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
Civ Revolution is brand new to me because I have never played civilization on the PC. But now on the Xbox 360 it is brought to me in what many critics say one of the best games in 2008. Gamespot and IGN give it 9s but I don't think it really deserves that. I would have to say it's more of anywhere from a 7.5 to a 8.5. I'm 19 yrs old playing this game so I might be way out of the target audience but I do agree its quite an addictive game. It totally sucks you in for about 25 to 50 hours of game play. But soon after that you find yourself in a little more quicker version then the what i heard the PC game entails. The graphics are sub par but it is not one of these games that needs superb graphics to have fun. The nice intuitive game play gives you a Strategic feel of how to rule your civilization til the year 2100 that's when the game ends if you haven't won it by that year. Mostly from the demo and trailers you see nuclear weapons going off but sometimes during games its near impossible to get to technological advances like that without finding the mysterious artifacts hidden throughout the map. The game ends either right before you are going to have nuclear weapons and space travel or way before you have that. I've found if you find the artifacts quite quickly your basic technology is unlocked extremely quicker allowing you to have technological and economical victories over the world Domination victory. The easiest win is the cultural victory... Basically unlocking the World Wonders from Shakespeare's Globe Theater to unlocking all the world's government types. All in all Civilization Revolution is a good solid game to play on a rainy day. It gives you a break from the Gears of War, Call of Duty 4, and Halo 3 shooters that rot our minds... Civ Revolution allows you get a quick and easy taste of history with the Civlopedia basically an in game Encyclopedia giving you information about everything in the game from how to play to the video of the atomic bomb. Enjoy...