Reviews and Problems with Civilization III Expansion: Play the World
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And it's for multiplayer?
17 July 2004
Summary: I got this so I could play the game with my son on my LAN. Even though I have many multiplayer games working fine on my LAN, this one still doesn't work. They say they support WinXP and Win98SE, but I don't think they support if one PC is WinXP and one is Win98SE, (like my setup). Their support suggested opening ports, but that's really just for Internet games, not LAN. Failing that, they blamed it on Microsoft.
Summary: The Civ3 add-on "Conquests" is one of the greatest add-ons I have seen in the Civ line-up. To play the add-on, you only need to have the original Civ3 game (as this add-on includes the title name add-on "Conquests" and the first add-on for Civ3 - "Play the World"). For those of you who played Civ2 from the time it was released until Civ3 was released, I see no reason not to purchase Conquests - Civ3 is going to be around for some time, the add-on is worth it.
Summary: PTW should be recalled from the shelves and destroyed. It serves no purpose now that "Conquests" has been released. Read on and save yourself some money and frustration.... The "Play the World" expansion pack was originally released in 2002 and it was generally considered buggy and incomplete. Patching fixed many of the bugs but the multiplayer portion still left much to be desired due to poor original design.
The worst add-on I ever bought. Waste at any price.
Wyatt C. Kaldenberg "Wyatt Kaldenberg, 'Heath..., Amazon
1 December 2003
Summary: I felt ripped-off. I love Civ III, but this add-on is total trash. Nothing to it. It is only good for their pocket books, I was very let down that this trash was put on the market. It is not worth even a dime!!!
Summary: This is, in my opinion, the greatest member of the Civilization. I just ordered Conquests, so we'll se how that goes, but I've personally logged about 1000 hours on PTW. The new advanced orders make the game a lot less tedious at the higher levels. Multiplayer is REALLY WORTH IT, believe me. I don't even use it online, and I do hotseat games. Seriously, if strategy games are your thing, PTW is the ultimate.
Summary: The only reason someone would buy this expansion pack is to play multiplayer Civ. That is really what this expansion offers. Well, let me assure you, this system is so full of bugs, so user-unfriendly, and so poorly designed that after 2 hours, me and my friend were still unable to play together online. First, to play the game online you must go through Gamespy, an internet site.
Summary: I have been a Civ fan since the very beginning with version 1. Civ II was a great improvment over the first, particularly in graphics, and game speed. I was greatly anticipating Civ III, and have never been as satisfied with that version as Civ II. I won't even consider this expansion pack, as Civ III sits on the shelf collecting dust, while Civ II is played all the time.
Summary: I bought this game pretty much only for the online capabilities, When it was brought home i was VASTLY dissapointed. The multiplayer didnt work for me nor most of the other people playing, It suffers severe lag and load times, and it didnt seem quite finished. I, myself, never made it to a Multiplayer game, so I wouldnt recomend buying this game to play with your friends.The addition of new units and civs was a nice touch but thats the only thing keeping this at 2 stars.
Nice addition to Civ3, but it could have been better
Rebecca Vining, Amazon
30 August 2003
Summary: I was excited to hear that Civ3 would be expanding with 'Play the World'. I loved the fact that there would be more civilizations to take on, new advancements and the like. They've streamlined some of the features, including alphabetizing your city list within the advisers. My only complaint is that they really could have done more for this. I miss the ability to play as either a male or female leader from each civilization's history.
Summary: When I first bought Civ III, I was amazed at how in depth, challenging, and great the game was. I didn't think it could get any better! Eventually, though, I realized I had a desire to test my skills against real opponents - and I realized that without multiplayer, that couldn't be done. So there was a void. And now it has been filled.