“ Manufacturer: Take 2 / Publisher: 2K Games / Genre: Strategy / Audio Support: Dolby Digital 5.1 / ESRB Descriptor: Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Alcohol Reference / ESRB Descriptor: Mild Suggestive Themes / ESRB Descriptor: Tobacco Reference / Release Date: July, 2008 „
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Civilisation Revolution takes the more hardcore PC series and softens it for the consoles. And it works very well.
I have only played the PC versions briefly but I instantly prefer Revolution. With its fun, bright graphics and very simple to learn gameplay, Revolution is a blast to play.
The maps are simple and quite small. Every match pits the player versus up to 3 other computer players (or human players if you play online). This means it becomes quite crowded as the game continues, which is a little disappointing but bearable.
The gameplay is very similar to standard Civilisation but dumbed done a little. It is turn based with each team getting a chance to move their units, conduct research and wage war. Without going into too much detail about the gameplay, everything begins with the cities. Where you build units or buildings, each taking a certain number of turns. Buildings offer upgrades or allow you to build new units. Units are moved from square to square and are used to attack the enemy. Research allows you to build newer and better units and buildings. You start each game in the stone ages and go up the near future. This makes for unique situations where you could have a tank attacking long-bowmen.
There are a few issues that hold the game back. Units can't be upgraded so the units you build at the beginning of the game the game can remain into the later stages.
For strategy fans who don't have the latest PC then Civ Rev is a must buy.
I haven't played the Civilisation Revolution PC games but I am a fan of strategy games. So I downloaded the demo and gave it a play. Things I noticed:
- This game actually makes you feel smarter as you play. I know that sounds crazy but it's true. The characters are all historical figures and you learn about ancient civilisation....right up to today! - and later on!
- The graphics are spectacular and seamless. It feels like you're playing a virtual boardgame.
- It's very easy to play and fast paced, you can literally watch time fly!
There's really nothing negative to write about this game. Unless of course, you prefer a shoot out or are not a fan of Sim City, Command and Conqueror or Risk.
The game is comincal, gripping and very easy to pick up. I look forward to spending many more hours playing this game....that's other great thing about it - you can win the game in 4 different categories.
Go out and buy it now! You can get it cheap online or at most convenience stores.
I brought this game after loving the PC games and after finding nothing like them on the Playstation 3. The game is very fun and is a scaled down and easier version of the PC games. However, it limits your turns before the game runs out. This ruins it and spoils the fun.
The graphics are very good and amongst the best I have seen on the Playstation 3. The soundtrack is very good but the framerate is bad and the game crashes at certain points.
The gameplay is really fun allowing you to build cities and make different decisions that can change the game. The controls are very hard to get the hang of but the game has been downscaled and isn't as good as the PC games.
The game is better on the PC as it has more options and lasts longer with expansion packs and add ons.
You can choose which side to join or also to help another side or annoy them. The turns limiter is really bad because if nobody has won or lost you can't keep on playing. This ruins the game and makes it alot less fun.
Overall, try this game on the PS Store but it should only be brought by strategy fans.
Civilisation is a brilliant game, allowing you to build a civilisation from scratch. You pick a country, from England to the Egyptians, and start by building huts and roads, until you've founded a few cities and someone invades. From making political decisions, to nuking places, theres fun to be had by everyone. The controls can be difficult to get used to at first, and compared to the computer game, the whole thing has been dumbed down abit, but its brilliant once you've got the hang of it.
Choosing whether to allie with the French or convince the Indians to declare war with America can impact your game greatly, and the wrong decision will put you at war with the map, but its compulsive gaming.
It does, however, limit your turns. "Game over in 4 turns" can be very annoying if your near winning, and once you've won or lost, you cant keep on playing, you have to start again.