Reviews and Problems with Civilization IV: Colonization
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An absolute classic
20 February 2007
Excerpt: This game was one of the first I played on the PC. At the time when this came out I didnt own a PC and spent days round at my neighbours house "borrowing" his PC so I could play the game. A very simple game but highly addictive. A game you will want to spend hours on and when your not on it you will be thinking about it! The graphics are not the games strong point, but to say this game is about 10 years old what do you expect.
Excerpt: Colonization is another game written by the undisputed king of the turn based strategy game genre. Following the same sort of line as the Civilisation series, Sid Meier takes us on a historical trip to the year 1492, and the colonization of the America's. Being an old game now, the system requirements of this game are very low. In fact this should run quite smoothly on anything over 100MHz.
Excerpt: This game has provided me with hours of entertainment. Its designed by Sid Mier, who is also responsible for the Civilization and Railroad Tycoon ranges. Before i start with this review, i should probably say now that this will contain no technical computer lingo-i will freely admit that i am a stereotypical female who doesnt understand all the technical 'requirements' etc for a game, but these will all be displayed on the box when you buy it, so i neednt comment...
Pros: Each new game has a slightly different scenario
Cons: i have trouble winning (but i think thats just me - my dad has more success ! )
Excerpt: The first thing you notice about this game is it's low level of graphics and sound. It's true: they are very clunky and poor. But then again, the game fits on a floppy or two - which is very different to the games of today! Underneath the very dated exterior there is an absolutely monsterously addictive game beneath. It's such fun: the colours are bright and the history is quite accurate (if a little hard to the British).
Pros: great fun, good historical concept
Cons: very dated graphics . . . but not a fatal problem !
Excerpt: I picked up Colonization fairly cheaply in a two pack with Civilisation, and I must say it was more than worth the price I paid. Think about when you are playing Civ, and click on a city, you see a little map in one corner. You can click on the map to move the production areas - instead of working on the water and producing food, you can work the mountains and mine ore. Do you know what I am talking about?
Pros: Fun, addictive
Cons: Poor graphics and sound, but good for it's time .
Excerpt: Basically, Colonization is a game of (surprise) colonization and revolution. You are the leader of the colonial presence of one of four European powers, the English, French, German, or the Dutch. Your goal is to create colonies that prosper, and evenutally, to declare independence from your parent nation, and survive (and win) the onslaught that ensues. Three different world options appear after the playing language is selected.
Excerpt: Before talking about the game proper, there are a couple of things that need to be cleared up. The first is that Colonization is not Civilization 2. However, it does share a great deal with the previous game, and fans of that will find Colonization very simple to get into. If you loved Civ, then you might as well go and get this now - you won't regret it. If, however, you've never played it, then read on (but go and get a copy of Civilization anyway - it's brilliant).
Excerpt: History of discovering and colonization of New Light - beneficial subject for the game of similar scope. Here there is all - enough large historical season - with 1490 for 1800, huge unexplored spaces, miscellaneous and rich natural resources, numerous nations and competitors - Europeans. But we shall talk about the interface of this game.
Excerpt: The first time i played this it was on the Amiga 600 (those were the days). Until the other day when i saw it in the budget section for the PC i'd forgot all about it. But, boy am i addicted to it now! The idea of the game is to discover the New World you choose your nationality (England, Spain, France). Along the same lines as the great Civilisation you build your colony and persue to expand building new sites expanding old.
Excerpt: I bought this game as a budget title and was greatly surprised at just how entertaining it is. Designed on a similar basis as civilizations it is more or less reconstructing the colonization of the americas. In 2D format, the game is entertainig as well as versatile as there are a number of different scenarios to choose from and each game can last for months . It is not difficult to pick up the plot and is just a great way to spend some spare time with enjoyment.