Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Finally, a Civ for the current consoles
The classic PC game showed up at my store under PS3, wow. After trying this one out, found it to be good for what it is. The classic strategy game is remastered to fit with the use of a game-pad controller. However, after a few times through, I felt that more could have been added. My only problem with all of the Civ games have been that they only have a handful of civilizations to choose from. With Civ4 & Civ5, downloadable and create-able content can be added to improve the lasting appeal. With the PSN and other online networks, I expected there to be addable Civs, instead only addable scenarios and wonders that can cost up to five bucks each. Also, I am still waiting for Sid Meier and Firaxis Games to be brave enough to create add-on packages that include "evil" or unlikable civilizations: Hitler's Nazy Germany, Stalin's Soviet Russia, or Caligula's Rome. Give it an "M" rating if you have to. Just think it would be fun to battle against history's least liked figures too.
Great, but lacks a few things
I love this game, and other than a few things that are lacking, it's an all around great game. My few complaints are, that they never came out with expansions, would have been nice to see a few more types of civs, maps, and more scenarios added. My second complaint is that, you can't make your own games, like choosing the map, ways you can win, and the civs you play against... You can choose a scenario, but it's not the same. Plus a map editor would have been killer too. My last complaint is about units, every civ gets the same units, other than a few specials units, but only a few of the civs have special units. I would have like to have seen special units for every civilization, even if it was only a couple per civ. I also would have liked to have seen a little more difference between the special units, and the regular ones. Maybe with different abilities. I think if these minor things were different, this game would be a 10, but I guess I just need to be happy that they actually made a civ game for a console in the first place.
Great Game for first run on gaming console
I have this game for my PS3. The graphics are incredable and the gameplay is exactly like the computer version. The one problem I have had is when you get into the later years of the game and have many cities with a lot of units, the game seems to the lag. This happened a lot when I used to play the computer version also. Other than the small lags, the game is great. The one thing I wish they would have added to the console version was the ability to pick how the world you play on is. On the computer verion you caould pick the year, the shape of the earth, how the terrain was, the amount of other civilizations and their country. I guess that you do have to give them some slack since this is the first version ever to hit a gaming console. I give the game a 8.5 out of ten for the lag and missing pieces from the computer version. But, I give it a 10 out of 10 on graphics, animations, and storyline. I played this game for 8 hours after I got it and am still waiting to get home and play more.
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.
A Very good game.
I downloaded the demo and I must say I was impressed with how utterly addicting this game is. Each time I've played I did not stop until the demo ran out of turns. I'll break it down for you all: Pros: Graphics, sound effects, AI, depth, difficulty. Cons: These are more specific. It doesn't warn you when a city of yours is not building something, discovering the world map is painstakingly annoying and slow, other civilizations always seem to attack you when you're engaged with a different enemy even if you're at peace with them, there doesn't seem to be a way to gauge the defensive capabilities and strength of a city before you attack, switching between units to control is a chore, it seems like it doesn't tell the user if there's a unit that hasn't been utilized before it asks to end the turn. Perhaps these cons are due to the fact it is a demo, or that I don't have the instruction booklet. We'll see. All in all it's a very good very addicting game that I intend to buy.
I'm Over It!
I'm really disappointed in this game, I had high hopes. I played for 3 hours and the game automatically ends and whoever has the most "points" wins? What kind of world domination is that. Why can't you play until you destroy everyone else. Just when I got my nuke and built up my empire, the game ends. This game is nowhere as deep as it should be and is geared towards children. It looks nice and is kind of fun, but you have no control. You can only bring in so many people to fight at once, so that's very limiting when trying to over-run a city. Don't buy this game, rent it and be done with it. I really don't like how all the characters speak gibberish like on the Sims and I don't like how your characters don't mimic the country you chose. If you pick Japan and you have a bunch of generic characters, that's kind of weak. Yea they call them "Samurai Warriors", but come on. Also, only 4 time periods that aren't even that different? Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not impressed. Sid Meier, sir, you should be ashamed.
I was a little cautious at first about buying this game. Having played Starcraft on the N64, coming from the PC. This games DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! Learning to play the game was painless and fun. Upgrading your civilization was easy to understand, and a lot of the complex unit controls were easy to maneuver. The hardest thing about the games controls is remembering to scroll to units you haven't used in several turns, that the computer doesn't already highlight for movement and requests. Time flies playing this game. Playing it the first time through the first level took about 3 hours (taking my time in learning all the controls). Glad the counter guy recommended this to me, having recently bought a PS3. Otherwise I would have absentmindedly put this great game off the side!
Great game you should get it if you love civ
I have been a CIV fan since civ 2 first came out and i love civilization with a passion, i have been playing CIV since i was around 6 years old :D now im 16 and i still love the game. When CIV revalution came out i thought it was a joke and dumb cause it looked all cartoony and stuff but then i tried the PS3 demo about 2 days ago and i wish i could play past 1200 AD XD. So i bought this game from gamestop today with my chrismas money and im very excited to get the game. The game is easy to get the hang of just go throught chiftan level first and pay close attention to the tips and you will be a pro :). the controls are pretty good and the gameplay is amazing i feel like im ruling my own nation, basically the same feeling you get from the other CIVS except when you fight you can feel the vibration of the controler and the screams of the soliders as they win or parish. Also the game seems to have a life of its own for example when you approach a barbarien village the chief mocks you and when you conquer it the chief gets upset and tries to act tough. All in all the game is great and this is coming from someone who only played the demo XD
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.
Great for newbies!
Recently I have been very disappointed in the games that have been coming out for the PS3, so I felt that I was taking a risk in buying this game. Now, after I have bought it, I am not regretting it. I tried to play earlier versions of the series on the PC but I just found it to difficult even on the easiest levels. There was to many buttons to remember, but since the PS3 uses a controller I was able to quickly start dominating the world. My only problem that I have is the length of the inidividual games, though I have not messed around with the settings to make it an open ended game. Other than that I have been having fun playing the game. The only reason why I have stopped was to play other awful disappointments for the PS3. But I think that I am going back home tonight to continue my conquest of the world. I have more nations that I need to play with.