Summary: Absolutely hilarious game. Everything about it suggests it's made for young American children. Whimsical kings who make random demands for money; Natives without land borders (allowing you to traipse all over their land); Natives who don't mind you pillaging their burial sites (i'm serious, you can literally pillage native burial sites for money, and nobody will mind).
Summary: Every site listed this game as only being available for online purchase. I decided to purchase the game from Walmart for the listed price of $35.99. When I went to pick up the game I was informed that the game was also carried in store for $16 less, so I was automatically reimbursed the difference. Had the cashier never said anything, I would have never known. What a great surprise. The game is also excellent.
Summary: I was a big fan of the original Colonization, and this remake did not disappoint. It's based on the same engine as Civ IV, so definitely a graphics upgrade. The gameplay is similar, perhaps not quite as deep as the original Colonization in some areas, but better in others. Overall, if you liked the original, get this version for sure. If you never played the original, your in for a treat with this.
Summary: Excellent value for the money. If you are looking for a truly great Civ experience in 2011, don't buy the suck-sessor number 5. Get this great game and make sure to try the incredible mods made for it after you've worn out the base game. One of the greatest games ever.
Summary: There is no reason to play this game when you could be playing Civ4 instead. The mechanics of trade, while interesting in theory, are just tedious in this game. You spend most of your turns loading and unloading ships and redistributing labor instead of actually exploring the new world and interacting with the natives.
Summary: This game is great! If you are into sims and are not concerned over huge graphics then this game is for you. You can play this game for months, possibly even years and still enjoy the game. I am hooked and can's stop playing.
Summary: I've been a CIV fan since II, and each one gets better and better. Ruling the world is a lot more than fighting a battle. You have to keep your cities protected, happy and constantly ensuring there is enough food, soldiers, and development. If you are not careful, ten or twelve hours will have passed, with your bladder about to burst, and your stomach growling, wondering what's more important than nurishment. Well the answer is, CIV IV.
Summary: This thing was a dissappointment! You are limited by the ability of the object to move so many squares. too hard to view maps. with AOE III you click the object and click where you want it to go and the distance or activity is not limited. I think the learning curve on this is too steep.
Summary: the original civ 4 was an amazing step up from civ 3, and the other expansions added a lot of cool new features, and then came colonization. They introduced a completely new gameplay with no tutorial! I don't know what made them think that was smart at all. I know it's called an expansion, but this was an implosion. from over 30 civs down to 4 playable civs.....wtf Sid Meier.