Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization III
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21 February 2004
Summary: Not to sound like a tight-wad, but I'm seriously disappointed in this franchise since CIV 3 came out. I have been an avid player of the CIV franchise since the first game, and bought the 3rd installment the day it shipped to stores for $60 in the overrated LIMITED EDITION tin. (it was all they had) I was throughly disappointed in the product.
Summary: I must say that from reading the reviews and advertising for the game that Im already disappointed even though I havent played the expansion. Most of the 'features' could, and have, been done already. Anyone who has played the fantastic 'Test of Time' map will know what I mean (Im not sure where I got it from originally, I think its a free download, try google). The Civ 3 Test of Time map has many new civilizations, including Incas, Israelis, Songhai and Tibetans.
Summary: Pros: self explanatory(see description). The conquests are very interesting, especially WW II in the pacific. Cons: Not enough conquest scenarios. *World War II scenario in Europe is NOT included in this expansion.* This is unfortunate since it was included as a free conquest option in Civ 2.
Summary: I've only been playing this expansion for a few days, but I'm disappointed. Mostly by one thing: there's some misleadin' goin' on. For one thing, this expansion includes both the features from Play the World and the new items. This is OK; this was explicit in the product description. Unfortunately, it didn't differentiate between what is from PtW and what is in Conquests, so "five new Wonders" means "four new wonders--oh, and the one from PtW." Fair enough.
Summary: Bien. Intérressant à partir du niveau monarque. Pour être intérressant il faut mettre un maximum de civilisations en jeu. Toutefois les calculs par tour sont trop longs. Une partie bien menée dure au moins 15 à 20 heures. Autre truc : il est possible de tricher stratégiquement en vendant très cher les progrès technologiques aux adversaires.