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 love the whole concept and set up for this game. I just don't think this game is very fun. Despite the name, this is a very different game than Civ IV with very different game mechanics, which is fine with me. But I would warn Civ IV players drawn to this game to wait until its patched or heavily modded. There are many gameplay failures in this game, but I will point out the overarching problem: you never feel like an explorer or colonizer in the 16th and 17th century.
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.
Summary: I have been a huge fan of Civ through Civ 2, Civ III and the Civ III Expansion pack. I recently got Civ IV for Christmas and I'm still adjusting to it. The only way I can really enjoy it is to erase what I knew from Civ III and just pretend that it's an unrelated game. There are some fundamental changes in this game, many of which have already been addressed in other reviews. I am going to add a few things that I'm bumping into as I learn how to play Civ IV. 1.