If anyone has ever played Civ games on PC or any other platform for that matter and was even a tiny bit of a fan of the genre and/or series.... they will love this game. I had a blast with it. Graphics were great, soundtrack excellent, voice acting (ok, the gibberish does get kind of old, I mean "fallom fallom" fails to be entertaining after the 2nd or 3rd time hearing it.) But the game is well developed, the controls and actions are nicely laid out, picking up game play within minutes of first playing. The details might not be as precise as some would have hoped, but there is more than enough substance to play through a few times and have a great time. This one is definitely on my "to buy" list.
I used to love Command & Conquer Red Alert on PS but could only play a few hours in a row. This game blows C&C out of the water & I can't put it down, I must have spent 36 hours over the weekend playing this game. Your are a leader of a country in which everything you say goes, unless of course you form a democracy and you can no longer declare war. I did notice later in the game as cities became bigger there was some lagging going on the Xbox version and assume this will happen on the PS3 & PC much like Command & Conquer when there are a too many soldiers moving at one time.
after you beat the game like 10 times it gets really boring. it was really fun in the beginning but after you play it a couple of times its the same thing over and over again. there is really not a lot of options in the game so you do the same thing over and over again!!!! rent the game for a week then send it back!!!