Reviews and Problems with Civilization IV: Colonization
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Civilization IV: Colonization
8 June 2012
Excerpt: Anyone who has ever played a Civilization game knows how addictive these can be. And with good right, they’re beautiful games with incredibly deep gameplay that can keep you occupied for a couple of years even (just read some of the great reviews on Civ4!).
Excerpt: There’s an M60 machinegunner on the floor above me that’s ruining my team’s kill/death ratio. I’m carrying a sniper rifle, so storming up the stairs (which might be mined with tripwire explosives) into close-quarters combat won’t end well.
Excerpt: Breach Review Publisher: Atomic Games Platform: PC , Xbox 360 UK Price (as reviewed): £9.99 Inc. VAT US Price (as reviewed): $19.99 Exc. Tax Breach is not a very good game. In fact, it’s just plain awful – to the extent that we’re not even sure where to start, other than that our position should be...
Conclusion: Breach's visuals, like the game as a whole, are competent but unremarkable. The environments serve as adequate backdrops for the action but lack any details that would have made them feel authentic and alive.
Pros: Core shooting action is fun, Good assortment of game modes, Maps have nicely varied terrain.
Cons: Experience system makes earning perks and gear a grind, Unremarkable visuals and sound, Significant performance issues.
Excerpt: Some video games are all about quick, visceral pleasures: head-shotting an enemy from halfway across the map, shaving a second off your best lap-time, or KO-ing your opponent with a perfectly-timed fireball. This is not one of those games.
Conclusion: In the end, the graphics, game modes, and customization options are simply not what Atomic Games had promised us in the months leading up to the release of Breach . The claims that they had created an amazing destructible environment found in no other FPS, using realistic and dynamic destruction...
PC Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization IV – Colonization
Video Games Reloaded
30 October 2008
Conclusion: Being an expansion pack, Colonization offers quite a lot to the table and will impress fans and newcomers alike with a new interface that’s easy to use. It may be getting a bit old and dated now, but it’s still a solid game that any strategy fan will love.
Conclusion: It took me awhile to ground my opinion of this game, but in hindsight I really can’t see anything truly reprehensible in this package. It has only the most minor of flaws, and even those do not take away from what is a truly remarkable experience.
Excerpt: Here in America, we tend to be a little bit, say, forgetful about our past. It was a dirty, rude, egotistical period, and we tend to not want to be reminded of it, because it such an unbearable time that we still aren’t sober enough to accept it. So, when a video game comes out […]