Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization IV
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Not up the the quality of other Civilization IV games
7 September 2014
Summary: I am a great fan of Civ IV; however, I was not impressed what so-ever with Colonization. The graphics are nice and that is about the only exciting point of the game. The game moves slowly and it is a bit more of a micro-managment game than the other games in the Civilizaion IV series. It is very slow game and really there is not the involvment one feels with the game as it continues as one does with the other Civ IV games.
Old fans of the originl game wii fondly remember the clean graphics and easy interface of the old game.
14 July 2014
Summary: Not very impressive so far. I'm a big fan of the original and I see many of the same elements in the remake, but it's just not a clear interface. I'm 4 hours in and having trouble doing basic things, like looking at the terrain and distinguishing what it is, and therefore what resources are available. How about creating pioneers, I have tools, I have a colonists, how can I put them together? The graphics aren't an improvement at all and the play doesn't seem clean.
Summary: As a big fan of the Civ games, I had moderate expectations for this game, but it leaves something to be desired. If you like staying in one time period and not having the ability to go beyond your colony, you might enjoy this game, but I couldn't even finish one game I was so bored.
Summary: Disapointed of the depth of this game. Most Civ games are deep and hard. This game is a micro managing nightmare. You settle a new colony and end up running back and forth to the old world getting settlers. Gets way old. Maybe a update forthcoming will help this game.
Summary: I love Civilization, I liked the original Colonization, I should have loved this remake. I didn't. While its an excellent idea, its jsut poorly executed. Effectively the only way to actually win the game is to do a horrible job managing you colony. If your trade is doing well, your population is growing, and your friendly with the Indians and the other colonies you'll never be able to rebel.
Summary: First off, I love Civ 4 and I love Civ 4 Colonization. I did enjoy the game and the gameplay. BUT, if I had it to do over again, I probably would not buy the game again, for the following reason: This game comes with SecuRom 7.xx. As almost everyone has already pointed out in their reviews, this is a big deal. This DRM really does treat paying customers like criminals, makes the game harder to use, and makes certain that pirates have more rights than paying customers.
Summary: Beyond the Sword, the latest expansion has everything that Warlords has PLUS MORE. The scenarios arent worth paying for it, unless you spend under 8 dollars like I did. Dont buy, GET CIVILIZATION BEYOND THE SWORD INSTEAD.
Summary: I like most of the Civ. Series, which I easily get addicted to and waste (enjoy) countless hours of game play. Not so with SMC4: Colonization... It started out with a pretty good concept but comes abruptly frustrating once "declaring independence". I read a bunch of reviews and tip blogs out there on the best approaches to dealing with the European response to independence, but I found that it basically gets far too difficult and unplayable at that point.