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: This is a product that screams inadequate beta testing or lack of real thought into some design aspects. It may become a good game after several patches but probably not possible. As a preface, I am a long-time Civ player, but never played the prior version of Civ3 Colonization, so I am essentially a Colonization 'virgin'. Some aspects of poor design to me include the following: 1) Recruiting of new colonists from Europe.
Summary: I was a huge fan of the original Colonization, playing it up to the point that it wouldn't run on the latest version of Windows, and so I was quite excited to give Civ IV: Colonization a spin. The first game through was a lot of fun, bringing back old memories and a few new twists. A few. I didn't feel most of them enhanced the game. I guess I was expecting more.
Summary: First off I will say that the concept for this game is great! However, Sid Meier would have been better off if he had used a different engine than the Civ IV gameplay. The idea could have developed to be something so much more intricate, but instead we were left with a game that basically removed a few features from the original Civ IV game, and added a couple new victory requirements.
Nice refresh, but SecuROM doesn't let it run most of the time
TJ Mott, Amazon
10 October 2008
Summary: I loved the original Colonization, and this version is a pretty good remake, faithfully recapturing most of the original game, updating the graphics and sounds, but essentially leaving actual gameplay untouched. It doesn't really have anything to do with Civ4, so if you're expecting another Civ4-style game you'll be disappointed. I'd say it's pretty good though, except for SecuROM.