If you are expecting Civilization IV for a console, you will be disappointed. As stated in other reviews, this game was built from the gound up for the Consoles, and it shows. It is by far the best strategy game on the 360, and indeed a VERY fun game. Be ready to become addicted, and find yourself doing everything you can to get back to the game. It is THAT fun. No, it is not the uber-detailed, control-freak, keep playing the same game for months style of Civ4, but it most certainly is a very entertaining strategy experience, and if you like strategy games, you WILL NOT be disappointed. However, don't expect a port of the PC Civilization; instead, you should look at this game like a completely different game based on the Civilization style of games, and you will find yourself addicted to this game in no time.
This is console strategy at it's finest. As a longtime Civ fan on PC, I was a bit skeptical when I first heard they were creating a console version of a beloved PC franchise. I've played other console strategy titles, and none of them captured the feel of PC strategy gaming.
I can assure you that Civ Revolution gets it right. The controls are a breeze to pick up. The depth, while slightly tweaked for consoles, is still there in all it's glory. Some have said that the game is "dumbed" down for consoles, and while some of the features found in the PC version of previous Civ titles are missing, this is still a Civ game at it's finest.
Controlling units is a breeze, the addiction level is still here in a big way, and more importantly, I haven't experienced a hint of slowdown when action gets heavy on screen. This is a big problem for a lot of console strategy titles, but I've yet to see this in Revolution. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but I haven't seen it, and that is a very good thing.
Graphically, it's not a stunner, but I've certainly seen worse in this generation of games. All the characters have a cartoon-ish look to them, but it fits with the overall game design.
Sound is probably the worst portion of this game. The leaders all speak in jibberish, similarly to the Sims games, and they get annoying really fast. I ended up turning down the voices because they became unbearable after a few games.
The game options are a bit sparse when compared to the PC versions, but there's plenty here to keep you busy for as long as you want to play. Play Now, Scenarios, and online play for those who want to play against human opponents. Not much to boast about, but still fun nonetheless.
Overall, this game is a blast, and I highly recommend it to any strategy fans, or those that have been intimidated by strategy titles in the past. This game eases you into the genre, and before long, you'll feel like you've been playing strategy titles for years.
I really liked this game for about the first hour.then i just got frustrated with all the advisors popping in and out and it just takes u out of the game.. with saying that after i ignored the pop ups and got the hang of everything going on i started to like it a little more but not much if you like these sort of games (and i do) you will play through maybe once but thats all..