View Full Version : Civilization Revolution Hands-on [IGN]

Oct 18, 2007, 02:10 AM

October 17, 2007 - It's natural to be a bit anxious when a classic PC franchise gets changed to fit the console world. Whether it's from the controls not translating well or the developers straying too far from what makes the title a success, it's all too easy for a PC game to fall flat on its face while making the transition. After playing Civilization Revolution for nearly two hours this morning, we can say that Firaxis is on the right track. Yes, Revolution is a much more streamlined version of Civilization than the third or fourth games in the franchise. But at its core, the game is the same and it's still a lot of fun.


The gameplay isn't exactly the same, but the Civilization feel is there in full force. It's been a long time coming, but it looks like console players are set to get a Civ game that lives up to its name all their own.

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I think it looks quite promising! :)

Oct 18, 2007, 11:42 AM
I like it! It even looks like you can have "diplomacy" with the Barbarians... or at least some sort of contact:

I do have hope for the game based on that review. Now if only I had a console to play it on... I guess Christmas is coming soon.

Oct 19, 2007, 08:38 AM
The only major addition is a retreat button that allows you to get out of fights before the unit is entirely gone.
Real-time elements start creeping into Civ? :eek:

Oct 19, 2007, 01:41 PM
Real-time elements start creeping into Civ? :eek:

Actually that's ok if you're a coward. Or a smart person who doesn't want to get annihilated.;) ;) :lol: :lol: :D