gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Meier's PC strategy games were always my favorite. But this game, though it's a bit cartoonish, has lots to offers. The controllers is easy. The game play is Fun, Fast and Simple. Of course for startegy hard-core fan like me,I wasn't overhyping about this game. However, for a fisrt strategy game ever made for PS3, actually multiplatform, the gameplay doesn't differ much from the PC experience. Yup, you still can get that experience.
What this startegy game has that any previous Meier's games don't is that when it comes to a battle, your army won't do the same fighting move. Your army will give expression as they won the battle and they will automatically upgrade their skills. That feels good
The con is that each advisor from military, politic, etc are sometimes bothering my gameplay as they just pop up covering the whole TV screen every minute after you received some new sources in your civilization. Also, just like what I expected, the game during multiplayer online had lag so much. But this is common in strategy games.
I'll give the graphics a B+. Although it look very cartoonish, they are very well-polish.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Just think of having your own empire. You can do what you want to do with it. It's a great experience for all ages above 10. Very easy, which is a downfall for people that want a challenge, but an upside for beginners to stradegy games. Personally after being all of the nations, which you should try, it gets repetitive(to me at least). So, most important thing is to have fun with it and rule like a king!
posted by Jib7xz (PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL) Jul 12, 2008
Member since Jun 2004
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
This is an amazing game. There is no doubt about it. The easiest AI is the only AI i've gone against so far, and they all present different problems when you're moving in for the kill. The game went very smoothly from PC to Platform. With all of that said, there were a couple flaws. First off, the other civilizations were perpetually popping up on the screen whining about something, threatening to attack, etc. My Advisers advised TOO much. The game will start in BC and naturally lead into AD. Personally, I thought that the game ending in 2100 wasn't a very well thought out aspect. It doesn't change my love of the game, and i still think it is a definite buy. Save some money though, and buy from Gamefly or a used game store instead of some big corporation, because the game isn't worth 60 bucks. It was good, and endlessly replayable. But slightly repetitive. Have fun ladies and gents.