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.