This was almost an exact copy of the iOS game and I can not figure out why they thought this would work.
I have been a Civilization fan forever, and I was excited when I got Civ Revolution on my iPad the port of the game worked great with a touch interface. even though it was understandably less detailed as far as game mechanics.
But I honestly expected with the horse power of the PS3 that a lot of those options that had been removed on iOS would be back on the PS3 they are not. this is a shell of the PC version not even on the same playing field it is a complete waste of a bluray as it does not even use a fraction of the horse power the PS3 has available.
They did improve a lot of the graphics on the PS3 but the entire point of civilization is ruling a civilization without the proper options available to you there is no point in this game this is a easy bake oven or a Lego set, of the civilization series.
It does not even challenge the brain. you might as well head over to your iPad because this is the exact same game.
I've spent many hours on this game. If you like strategy games I definitely recommend this game. It is a little bit cartoony but that is one of only 2 things wrong with it. I loved the characters they chose as options for leaders. The game-play is smooth and long just as you would expect it to be. (Which I'll talk more about later in the review)
Civilization games are great games but the one characteristic they all share can deter you is the length of the games. I've played 8 hour games on this. So if you don't have the time for this game and don't like to chop up your game-play you can stop reading now because this game is probably not going to be for you. For those of you who would not allow this to hinder your opinion of the game, there are lots of positive characteristics.
You can save and come back to the game later in the same exact spot where you left off. There are some very creative ways to win the game, for example: A Science win, Culture win, or Imperialism win. The variety of maps is astounding. You start to wonder if you'll ever play the same map twice. The biggest plus for me is the variety in game-play. Just so many possible ways to win on so many different maps. The possibilities seem to be endless on this game.
Now, the reason that I gave it an 8.5 is because I've played Civilization 5 and it's just astounding and blows this one out of the water...as it would most others. If you haven't played Civilization before this is a good one to start out on. It'll teach you the ropes relatively easy and you'll be on your way to domination of the game. If you get really good you can get the cheat to unlock GOD mode but, it wont be easy I promise you.