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Civilization Revolution, Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'CivRev - General Discussions' started by Thinker19930602, May 15, 2008.

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Is Civilization Revolution Worth It? (Please Explain!)

  1. Yes

    69 vote(s)
    59.5%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    18.1%
  3. Maybe

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Undecided

    19 vote(s)
    16.4%
  1. ColinZeal

    ColinZeal Chieftain

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    Is it worth it? After playing the PSN-demo to the end my verdict would be: Yes, it´s so worth it! Haven´t had this fun since Civ1 which I played as a maniac in the nineties.

    Not a very big fan of 2-4 but this was really fun.

    I´ve ordered this and I am looking forward to falling deep into the world of world domination :)
     
  2. Thrallia

    Thrallia Prodigal Staffer GOTM Staff

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    after playing the demo, it is most definitely worth it :) :goodjob:
     
  3. enchanter100

    enchanter100 Warlord

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    I think it is a great move by firaxis. The way civ revolution works is going to get a lot more people into the series and open it up to a more casual crowd. Thus making them more money and better incentives to make civ 5.
     
  4. DeadFish

    DeadFish Warlord

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    Yes! Definitely! Would be great to have a long break from PC!
     
  5. Sabreman

    Sabreman Chieftain

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    Absolutely. Hopefully it will do well financially. I think it is very accessible, provides the right balance of indepth mechanics and light gameplay, and on a purely visual level it's very appealing. Strategy games on the home consoles tend not to be blockbusters, but on the whole they find dedicated audiences and remain highly regarded and in modest demand.

    For me it will be the go-to strategy game when I want to play from beginning to end in an evening. On top of that I might be able to rope some of my console owning, PC-shy friends into getting it for some online fun.
     
  6. warpstorm

    warpstorm Yumbo? Yumbo!

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    I had ordered the DS version, but I'll probably pick up the 360 version also (the demo's succeeded in hooking one of my kids who never wanted to try a PC version of Civ).
     
  7. Thrallia

    Thrallia Prodigal Staffer GOTM Staff

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    my brother, who hasn't been interested in civ in 10 years(since Civ2) played the demo and has decided to buy it for the 360 when it comes out :)
     
  8. B0NTA

    B0NTA Chieftain

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    Of course it is! I'm brand new to the Civ. series and and just the demo got me into it...I cant even imagine how much I will like the full game! :D
     
  9. SmilingAssassin

    SmilingAssassin Chieftain

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    look,I am no civ veteran, but from wat I've seen from the demo, its definitely worth it
     
  10. bazola

    bazola Chieftain

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    60 bucks for watered down civ? Nah. Seems okay though based on the demo.
     
  11. arcan

    arcan Warlord

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    It is not a civilization 5 or 4 1/2 or else, as there so good as no micromanagement, much less options (i.e. for starting a new game), but taking it as a different game, it is fun to play.
     
  12. Balderstrom

    Balderstrom Emperor

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    Really? Some of the features of CIV Rev look pretty interesting:
    More definitive Leader traits
    More definitive Civilization traits/differences.
    Better scaling of unit's, AND ATK/DEF values.
    A kind of ZOC (Zone of Control) since only 1 CIV can occupy a tile.
    Joining units to form Armies + Shared Promotions.
    Less Road/Railroad spam.

    I don't own a console, I wont be purchasing this.
    But I do hope to see some/if not all of these features in CIV 5.
    Along with an option in CIV 5 when playing a Quick Game, that would enable a CIV-Rev type game.
     
  13. Ferrum Rex

    Ferrum Rex Warlord

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    ultimate drunk civ experience.
     
  14. Thrallia

    Thrallia Prodigal Staffer GOTM Staff

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    all of the above has been in various civ games except for the civilization traits/differences.
     
  15. NikNak

    NikNak Warlord

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    I love the simplified army creation and promotions. I definitely would love to see this (or a version similar) make it to Civ V.
     
  16. Balderstrom

    Balderstrom Emperor

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    I realize a number of those things have been in previous CIV incarnations, but from what I can tell, the way they have been implemented in Revolutions differs from how it was done in the past.
     
  17. grommit5

    grommit5 Warlord

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    i would have to say it's worth it. it is definately a different kind of game and a different play style but that's not a bad thing. if all i was getting was civ4 for the PS3 why would i spend money on something i already have.

    is it worthy of being included in the civ world, yes! IMHO
     
  18. someguy486

    someguy486 Warlord

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    Very good point. Change doesn't have to be a bad and scary thing. I mean look at the history of America. Before, women couldn't vote.
     
  19. QXZJ16

    QXZJ16 Chieftain

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    i don't think it is worth it. it isn't enough like the other civ games... and the graphics look too me alot like civ4, which look like some wierd cartoon anyway. i think im going to stick to civ3.
     
  20. ColinZeal

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    I´m glad I don´t have to build roads nor irrigation one square at a time.. Lovely! Can´t wait to get my hands on this.
     

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