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Sid Meier's Civilization III
26 February 2004
Conclusion: Sid Meier has done it again. Firaxis have created what must be considered to be the PC game of the year. They could have simply taken Civ II and updated the graphics and added a build queue. To veterans this would have been enough. However they have taken the bold step of changing key aspects of the gameplay and I am pleased to say that in my opinion these changes have enhanced the 'Civ' experience.
Excerpt: Sid Meier's Civilization III is turn-based strategy game, third sequel to Civilization series� (Civilization 1991, Civilization II 1996) - one of the greatest strategy games ever. I don't believe you never heard about Sid Meier - creative genius behind some of the most critically acclaimed computer games such Civilization series, Alpha Centauri, SimGolf and Gettysburg.
Excerpt: Sid Meier’s Civilization III is a great new addition to a franchise that has long been regarded as one of the best around. Building on the foundation of Civilization I, Civilization II, and Alpha Centurai (a similar game from the same developer), this game also incorporates completely new concepts into the gameplay. Veterans of previous incarnations will dive right in and quickly adjust to the changes.
Excerpt: Civilization and Civilization II are two of the most memorable games in the annals of computer gaming. Now Civilization III enters the scene, bringing with it numerous changes to the gameplay of its predecessors. How does it stack up against its noble forefathers?
Conclusion: Civilization III may not be the quantum leap forward that it should have been, but it is still the best empire building game around (although Alpha Centauri is pretty close). The improved diplomatic options as well as the streamlined interface make the game fun and fairly easy to grasp. Micromanagement has been reduced somewhat with limiting the player's options too much. If you're looking for a good empire builder, Civilization is still king of the hill.
Excerpt: Throughout the more or less great years of gaming there’s been a series of games that people have basically adored. Sid Meier is the man behind them, the series called Civilization. The previously games are classics, even though the addons didn’t sell quite as much as the main games. Regardless, it’s 2001 and the third instalment has been released.
Excerpt: In the world of Real Time Strategy (RTS) games involving meticulous and methodical resource management and deployment, utilizing entire races of people and often spanning centuries, Sid Meier's Civilization III emerges as the king of the genre.
Excerpt: Some game reviews are more difficult to write than others. The rare few, like this one, are almost intimidating because of the franchise that the game under review represents. Reviewing Sid Meier’s Civilization 3 is akin to reviewing mom’s apple pie – it’s an American institution, or at least a computer institution. I’ve spent hundreds, ne’ perhaps thousands of hours playing Civilization, and probably another thousand playing Civilization 2.
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Cons: 20 personnages jouables sur les 140 présentés, Les ralentissements omniprésents, Tout en anglais, Les cinématiques inégales, Très similaire à X-Men Legends II, Certains intérieurs redondants, Missions bonus prise de tête, Tout brille sur Xbox 360 et PS3