Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
If you are expecting Civ V...
If you are expecting Civ V, you will be disappointed. This game is a streamlined version of Civilization and is designed to play much faster. Games should only take a few hours, as opposed to the 12-15-hour marathons that commonly take place on the PC version (Civ IV). The graphics are great, and the controls are fantastic. Replayability is extremely high, as you can take each of the leaders and try to win in different ways (economic, cultural, domination, space race.) For example, the French start with a cathedral in their capital; so they get a big cultural boost early on, while the Aztecs' units heal after every battle they win; so they would be great for a start-to-finish domination strategy. My only real complaint is the decision to use Simlish as the language for your advisors. They are extremely, and I mean extremely, annoying. I completely disagree with any review that says the game is not replayable (the game tracks the type of win you get with each leader and on each difficulty level,) and anyone that says it is easy should try upping the ol' difficulty level past chieftain. The AI is evil. There is a turn cap, at which the game ends, but that has been present in every Civ game from Civ I. And if you are taking that long to win, you just need a little more practice.
Just not the same ...
As other reviewers have mentioned, this is NOT Civilization V; it is a console version of the long-popular strategy game and as such should be graded differently than a PC version. For what it is, it is pretty good. The HUD is easy to digest and the controller functions are mapped very well. The promotion system for military units is simple but effective, and the cultural/economic/religious inputs for your civilization are dense but easy to figure out. So why only a 7? Because it simply feels dumb. The Sim-gibber that your advisors spit out seems childish. The animations are silly, the "cute" touches are superfluous, and on the whole the game appears less serious than it actually is. Those are just cosmetic issues, though, so my main beef is that when held up against the PC versions of Civilization this one is just lacking depth. That may be a harsh method of grading, but when you expect filet mignon and get hock ... the taste is disappointing. If you have never played Civ on PC, then by all means try this as a taster. If you have, then this is a paltry (and pricey) substitute.
To play this game u must have a patient and stragetic mind. Its kind of like SimCity, Risk and Battalion Wars together in one. Also i could catch up with my history with the Civilopedia categories, it gives tips in the game and talks about the famous people back then from ancient times to the 1900's and different types of history. The strategy part is not only having a strong army but also having a good economy, population, currency, and research. This game will not tolerate wreckless and arrogant attitudes, in other words, if u just try to build an army (not caring about ur own cities, population, culture, and research capabilities) and attempt to destroy every city u lose the game out of irresponsiblity. As i said u need patience and strategy and u dont have to be a world power to win the game. But this game is really fun and keeps u thinking while playing it.
Hooked!! = )
I got this game a few years back and well.... I have three words for you, I am hooked. I love this game. Just love it. Not to sound like a video-game nerd but some days I wake up in the morning and play this game until midnight. I am not joking. The Game play is amazing and fun. The game play for me is I want everyone in the world to call me their lord. The Sound is amazing for a ps3 game. The Graphics are amazing. Everything is amazing. Wow. I did not realize how many times I have said amazing until just now. Anyway... If you are looking for a ps3 game with ( here I go again ) amazing graphics, amazing game play and amazing sound. This is the game for you.
I konw im late but just got the game and its still great. Just cant get enough taking over the world. It is worth your money ;)
Very Fun Game, but..
It was a very fun game that I wanted forever. Finding it was the hard part. No game stop had it, I ended up ordering online.. I played it for days, and days. It could be a little better though, I thought the matches were to short, an hour tops.
All you casual gamers should play but first get it as a demo and see if you like it(= and it is super fun but your units can be kidnapped or ambushed so look out (= ) <= :p
Best Strategy game ever!!!
For all of you strategic game lovers, this is the game for you. Sometimes the sounds the characters make are overused but the game play is awsome and will never get old. Over all this game is perfect for anyone who loves strategy games.
Worst game ever! The graphics are cartoonish, the voices of the characters get really annoying, and your units and armies just stand there as they get killed.
VERY ADDICTIVE GAME!!!!!!!!
i firts uplouded the demo on ps3 then i was hooked on it then i bought the game and played it every day!!! i just wish they would have more units and longer games.you should buy it its worth it.