posted by swimboy4 (LITTLE SILVER, NJ) Jul 10, 2008
Member since Mar 2007
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
Just from the demo from the playstation store, I knew this game would be great. Great strategy game. The best part about this game is that the situations always change no matter what. You always have different people to face with different challenges. This game is a definite buy.
gamers (46%) found this review helpful
I highly anticipated the release of this game and played the demo on PS3. I gave it a chance over a good week of playing, but I just can't make any excuses for the game. Although the cartoonish characters are refreshing and joining units into armies was much needed, the rest of the game is a weaker version of past incarnations.
The most disappointing aspect is the small maps and limited city building. This robs the game of its former strength, exploring and developing worlds. The small map forces you to deal with the lacluster AI far sooner than in previous games. The AI still isn't worth playing against and only gets more difficult because on higher levels they ramp up their production. They are completely predictable with no real chance to enjoy any of the strategies.
As in the most recent version the sea battles are limited and sea units only marginally useful. At least in the old version you could explore massive maps or choose to use a smaller map. In this version it is almost paternal as you are limited to playing nothing more than an enhanced version of RISK.
This game left me with a hope that they develop a new PC version, keeping the Army unit stacking, but bringing back all the useful pieces of the game from former versions.
You will still find this entertaining. It's a watered down version of Civ, but it's fun. No unit limits or maintenance costs, no pollution, etc. It's exactly what a console version of Civ should be. Enjoy! If I had $34 to spare I would keep this one.