Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization IV
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30 June 2012
Summary: Strategy gaming at it's finest. People may argue that the graphical development has taken precedence over gameplay in Civ 4 (the culture system a bit hit and miss, and the end game can end up a bit of a quagmire) but for me the game play is still exceptionally addictive.
Summary: Quick explanation of my rating: 4 out of 5 Stars because it is fun to play and can be addicting. Not 5 stars because of limited number of ways to win; it's not an "every game is different" type of game like Civ 3 & 4. Therefore, I think the long-term playability of this game is limited.
Summary: Civilization is a great series of strategy games, and Civilization IV doesn't disappoint in that area. Players who are experienced with previous games in the series will probably find that the general play style feels very similar to those games.
Summary: I'm not a huge gamer, but over the past ten years have enjoyed games such as Heroes of Might and Magic, Lords of the Realm, Steel Panthers, Panzer General, Warcraft, and, yes, Sid Meier's Civilization. Civilization IV is a great game and is as addictive as all its previous incarnations.
Summary: The first thing you notice in Civ 4 are the improved graphics. They really pop out and make the game visually very exciting. Additional feautres like new civilizations, additional roles for workers, more detailed technology development are also very nice touches.
Summary: I have played the Civ series since the first one, in the early '90s. I am a fan of turn-based games, moreso than real-time games. This new version adds levels of strategy. Military conquest is no longer a mindless "build a stack of the best unit and go bash some heads".
Summary: I'm not sure I can add that much, but as a devotee of the series since its inception, I thought I'd chime in, after having played the game for a few weeks. First, here's my experience with the technical issues: I've had none, even without the patch.
Summary: I've been playing Civ since 1992 and it's amazing how, even with all the ripoff games in the same vein, it remains a leader and innovator. While some folks like the insane action of RTS, Civilization allows one to be more thoughtful about gameplay -- more like chess.
Excerpt: The first Civilisation game was released in 1991. It was designed by Canadian-American Sid Meier. He is a Canadian-American programmer, designer and producer of strategy video games, the most notable of which is easily the Civilization series.
Pros: Just in depth and difficult enough to remain interesting