I'm an old fan of the Civilization games on the PC so I was excited to see this game come along.
If you've never played Civ before, most of what I'm about to say won't affect you. If you're an old salt to the game like myself, this might make a difference.
The game doesn't have the same level of control the PC version has. A lot of the functions are either missing or are automated for you. Things like building roads is completely different. There's no option to alter land squares from say swap to grasslands. You can't change the population from farmers to entertainers to control riots and such.
Where it would take days sometimes to complete a game on the PC, I can easily finish a game on the PS3 in a couple of hours. The lack of macro level control over the minutia really speeds things up. But to be honest, I liked having the added control in the PC game.
I've not been able to successfully connect to an online server for head-to-head play. It never seems to work. This is something that's really annoying and keeps me from giving it a 10.
The animation sequences get a little annoying, I would like the ability to turn them all off, but that's a minor point.
Over all I would say this is a great port to the PS3 (and Xbox) and have gotten lots of play time out of the game. I actually decided to buy it, I don't do that often.
posted by ddjbtls (NORTH FORT MYERS, FL) Aug 13, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
Being a fan of the Civilization series, I was excited to hear it was coming to the PS3. I almost bought this game the day it came out, but I'm glad I didn't. This was a chance to revamp the structure of this game which hasn't changed much at all. To my disappointment, no new ideas were brought into Revolutions, instead some things were actually cut. The depth of interaction and control has been dramatically decreased, and your are unable to really customize your cities. Still, this is a fun game for fans of the series. Worth checking out, but don't be in a hurry....nothing new here.
First off if you have ever played the computer versions of this series I believe you will be disappointed in this game. It is not as customizable, no where near the depth, many less units available, and the list goes on. The graphics are a slight upgrade, however they are much more cartoon like.
I believe they attempted to "dumb" the game down so all the 5 year old PS3 owners could play this game and enjoy it.
I play the game once through and played the game of the week, and I was done with it. Not much in the way of wanting to play it again.