Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
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Value for money 9
A Grand Revolution
3 September 2008
Excerpt: When I first played Sid Meier's Civilization back in 1991, I had no idea that it would be a huge part of my life. Not only was it the first PC title I played, it was also a game that was so addictive, so enjoyable, that it was able to keep me playing until four in the morning, and even then I still had that feeling of "just one more turn.
Summary: This is THE strategy game to own if you’re a console gamer. PC gamers, try to take it with a light heart. Give it a chance. You might like it!
Pros: -For the genre, good graphics., -Random maps keep things interesting., -Private voice chat makes online play very interesting., -Extremely simple controls., -User interface is very easy to navigate., -Immense amount of replay value., -Newbie friendly., -Huge information database that helps to lower learning curve.
Cons: -Overused and bland textures can be a real nuisance., -Not a whole lot of depth to the single player game., -Lacks as many options as the Pc games., -Maps are a bit small by comparison to the PC games.
Conclusion: If you refuse another civilization's demands for tribute, or want to pursue a domination victory, you'll declare war on your enemies and march your legions off to battle. Every combat unit has a separate attack and defense rating, and it's important to play to their strengths. For example, in the early going, archers are twice as powerful on defense than offense, so leaving them to defend your cities while your more powerful attackers advance to the front may be a good...
Pros: Engrossing strategic depth, Many ways to claim victory, Fantastic visual presentation, Wealth of interesting historical knowledge, Meets high standard of the Civilization series.
Cons: Multiplayer moves at a slow pace, Diplomacy is a bit limited.
Excerpt: Guiding the path of civilization over thousands of years is a big job. Big enough for the chap upstairs, in fact. While the big fella did a pretty decent job of getting us from the deep dark past of travelling around on the backs of animals to the days of microwaves, cars and toilets that flush themselves, we've all thought that maybe we could have done a better job at one time or another, right...
Excerpt: The Civilization series of games will probably go down as both one of the more intelligent and also one of the most addictive franchises in the history of gaming. Spanning across four versions on the PC, each with expansions to boot, the critically acclaimed franchise centres around you creating the most powerful civilization in existence, and gives you a number of different options in just how you can do so.
Conclusion: Another Thought Gaetano Prestia: Civilization Revolution is probably the best sim game to appear on a console in a long time. It's been reworked, toned down and improved in areas to make it perfect for console gameplay and there isn't one area that stands out as been negetively executed.
Summary: De Civilization games staan op de PC bekend als één van de meest stabiele en kwalitatieve game franchises die er zijn. De game waarin je probeert de wereld te veroveren waagt het nu om de harten van menig console gamer te veroveren. Een strategisch goede zet of een onderschatte poging. Sid Meier’s Firaxis denkt er goed aan te doen, maar laten wij deze slag maar eerst eens zelf objectief bekijken.
Conclusion: Geen enkele andere reeks dan Civilization haalt je tijdsperceptie zo onderuit. De verleiding om na een urenlange gamesessie toch nog een laatste zet te doen is zó groot dat die extra beurt meestal midden in de nacht eindigt. Voor je het weet, ben je vijf uur verder, is je telefoon een paar keer afgegaan, ben je zowel je middag- als je avondmaal vergeten en heb je daarbovenop maar enkele uren te slapen vooraleer je terug naar je werk moet.