The Bad: The Civ series has been totally dumbed down for the console. No more micro-management, no more attention to every little detail. You can play an entire campaign to victory in 90 mins.
The Good: The Civ series has been totally dumbed down for the console. No more micro-management, no more attention to every little detail. You can play an entire campaign to victory in 90 mins!!!!
If you like empire building games this is a must have. And if you've ever played this on the PC, you know that 1 campaign can literally last for days...NOT ANYMORE! This version has taken all the 'collect gold, technology and military to expand' and removed all the 'build 4 workers and go build a road on one tile...now build a farm...now build a windmill...now build a ...Who has time for that?!
Streamlined would be a good word for this version of the game. So many of the tasks that could make 1 turn last up to 15 mins can be done in this game in about 2 once your empire is up and running. I can come home, play two entire campaigns and still have time before bed. Good stuff (unless you LIKE to micromanage - with 3 cities it's fun, when you have upwards of 9 and 10...not so much.
not as good as it should be, but im still addicted
posted by MrMunk (KENDALLVILLE, IN) Jul 16, 2008
Member since Oct 2004
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Civilization was one of the first games ive ever been addicted to. i loved the concept and the detail that was put in the original. while this game still offers a similar addiction, its nowhere near the original concept. there are no options of map size and the world is rather small. the AI is also rather simple. its very possible to get any of the victories in a matter of a couple of hours, where the original Civ took days or even weeks to get through. i still like this game alot, but its far too dumbed down from the original Civ for me to be satisfied. great for rental, maybe even worth buying because its definitely alot of fun and theres plenty of replay value.
If you loved any of the Tycoon games (rollercoaster tycoon, etc.) or have enjoyed Sid Meier's games in the past, this game is a definite buy!
This is an fun, enjoyable strategy game, that has a replayability that far exceeds some other games. You have the option of choosing 1 of 16 civilizations to start, each with it's unique advntages/disadvantages. 4 different ways to win with each civilization, and 4 difficulty levels! That's a lot of options there!
Other game modes include online multiplayer, and a game of the week. The game of the week mode has game settings loaded on PSN every sunday. You complete the requirements for your civ and earn points and rankings online!
My only critiques of the game are that sometimes my system experiences a slowdown when I have multiple cities. And as the one user said, sometimes the leaders popping up can be annoying.
All said, if you're not into strategy games, or aren't sure about this I recommend at least renting and giving it a shot. If you enjoy Risk, rollercoaster tycoon, and games like that This game is definitely for you!