Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization IV
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20 March 2013
Summary: Nothing really special here. It can be fun but it is kind of confusing and I didn't not enjoy this like I did the other Civilization games. I suggest you play Civ IV or V and skip this one. If you like games like Europa or Victoria then you should try this game out.
Summary: Colonization was a very good game. It was a lot of fun. This update did not improve the game. It made it almost impossible to win. The original only needed a few adjustments and revisions to adapt to the latter versions of Widows to stay usable. Still play it though, even though I know I can't win. Thanks Sid !!!!
Summary: I have yet to beat this game and I've gotta admit that I'm a geek when it comes to strategy games - think all CIV games (from I to IV), Masters of Orion I/II, Galactic Civ, Armada, Age of Mythology, Age of Empires, WarCraft, StarCraft, ROTK 1-IV, Star Con 1-2, etc. I admit that I'm a big fan of the old Colonization game and am pretty disappointed by this remake.
Summary: I've been playing Civilization games for the last decade, and they never disappoint. Even the slightly lackluster Beyond the Sword has its selling points, and I eventually became fond of it. Colonization is no exception. It is a more regional, less 'world wide' game than the Warlords Expansion Pack (I spent WAY to much time for a few months making custom maps!), with an emphasis on cooperation early on, and then war making later.
An expensive disappointment for my inner Genghis Khan
M. Beckius, Amazon
7 January 2008
Summary: IMO it seems the problem is that Firaxis had too many artists and animators, and not enough expert game testers. After installing the 1.61 patch, I had no problems with crashing - though I had the graphics/animations set to minimum. My specific complaints were thus: 1. Too much eye candy that I couldn't turn off - it interfered with a quick understanding of what I was looking at. Although it's great art, I don't really want complicated art when I'm playing.
Summary: This isn't a kid's review. I just didn't feel like creating a profile. I've been playing Civilization from the beginning and had high hopes for IV. Had. I had to return my first purchase, bad disk 2. Got the second to install and downloaded the patch. Everything runs fine. I've been thru 10-12 games so far and have no complaints about the interface. I like the new graphics (which is why I gave it 3 stars overall). My complaint is regarding the AI.