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Discussion in 'CivRev - General Discussions' started by Davor, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Davor

    Davor Chieftain

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    Is this game a rental, or a buy? I am surprised of the lack on the forum, I thought it would be very busy, but it's not.

    So how do you guys like the game so far? Is there and DLC for the game yet? How is it? Is it worth the points for the DLC?

    So should I rent the game, or wait till it gets down in price and buy the game, or should I just stick with the PC version? I only play in SP so multiplayer I don't care for.

    The reason I ask first about renting, is that if I like the game, that money could have gone to the purchase of the game instead.

    Waiting for your comments.
     
  2. Kadazzle

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    Well, the forums are pretty busy, as there's always new threads being posted, but it's not as much as the other games. You have to check on every 2hours ish, and there's always new stuff to read!

    If I were you, I'd go straight into buying civ rev. The single player is very fun and always changes, as there's new strategies and new opponents every time. The real fun comes from multiplayer. If I were you, I'd go and buy the game! We've convinced other before!
     
  3. vinstafresh

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    To me it's the civ I've always hoped for. All the fun, none of the 'work'. It's not as deep as the PC version, but there is quite a lot going on under the surface.

    If you like religion, micromanagement, workers, pollution, penalties, unhappiness in previous civs, you should stay clear from the console version.

    Anyway, try the demo from PSN or XBOX Live first.

    The DLC is so-so. There are 3 packs which add a couple of wonders and artifacts.
     
  4. Sir_Lancelot

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    Civilization Revolution? :) First time I heard this title mentioned was when I loggen in here the other day: I noticed we have got a new forum.

    In a nutshell, what is Civ. Revolution?
    Have the developers taken another step away from Civ 3? Or did they listen to the Civ 4 critics and made a more "traditional" civ game?



    Civilization on a console? :eek:
    Perhaps this is answering my above questions. Civ on a console... it can't really be a true civ game, can it.

    No pc version yet?
     
  5. Hertsh

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    There will be no PC version for this game. It is a game purely for the consoles. It is a true Civ game, developed by Sid Meier, but it less micromanagement than in Civ4 making it "easier" to excel. However, I would not say that it is dumbed down as many tend to do. It is different, and faster than other Civ games. More intense in other words, with a larger need for war and less possibility to turtle.
     
  6. someguy486

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    For me the game is a buy because I mostly play on Xbox Live. Since you will only play singleplayer I would say just rent it. The single player is fun your first few playthroughs, but after about a dozen playthroughs the AI because old, tired and just more of the same. The AI will always implement the same strategy just about all of the time and you will take note of it everytime you see it as it is not so subtle. The multiplayer is where it is at in Revolution. I would recommend for you a strctly SP person to just rent it.
     
  7. Sir_Lancelot

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    I see.

    Is it for other consoles than Xbox?
     
  8. Elephantium

    Elephantium Peanuts for everyone!

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    It's available on the DS and, AFAIK, on the PS3 as well.
     
  9. Endure

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    I have the DS version and have had it since a few days after the games release...

    It's pretty meh imho. When I take long trips, I sometimes might play a game to pass a couple hours, but thats about it. Whenever I'm at home playing and feel like playing civ, I'd much rather play civ 4 on the computer then civ rev.

    Don't get me wrong, civ rev is fun, but it gets really boring fast. It's the same old thing game after game because the map size, number of civs, computer AI's general strategy (i.e. attack, attack, attack) etc, etc just don't change from game to game.

    Now, I don't play MP on DS, nor do I have access to the new patches that have come out, so maybe those make the game far more enjoyable, but for me, civ rev is a game I regret having spent the money to buy now. I wouldn't buy civ rev 2 if it came out.
     
  10. Davor

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    So how do you guys play multiplayer? I mean where do you find opponents? I don't have xbox live gold yet. How long do you plan on playing a Revolution game? Do you actually finish the games?

    i went to rent it, but it was for a 2 day rental. I will wait till it's a 7 day rental or wait till it's around $30 canadian to buy it.
     
  11. NutMan

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    If you already play Civilization games then CivRev is not meant for you. It's for people who find Civ too complex, and can be used as a starting point(maybe a big tutorial even) for people interested in trying the "real" civilization games.
     
  12. Sir_Lancelot

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    Not knowing what a DS is, I had to look it up.
    And this little thing is what they put Civ in!?! :crazyeye: Two small screens, similar to the Donkey Kong (scroll down a bit on the wiki page). More suitable for Tetris I would gueass.

    Buy or rent? From what I have learned here, neither. I don't think I even need to try it. I need depth that can't be achieved on such "small" platforms.
    I may not be qualified to speak, but this is what I think. ;)
     
  13. Kadazzle

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    You can do essentially everything you can do on the computer versions, except in a different way. I played Civ 2, Civ 3, Civ 4 and all of the Civ 4 expansions. Essentially, Civ Rev for the Xbox is no different, except they took out things to make the gae quicker, and run smoother.

    1) Smaller Tech Tree. This means that simply there isn't as many techs.
    2) Religion Free. There is no religion, the AI declare war on you no matter what.
    3) No open borders.
    4) No Civic options (But you can choose a Government type.)
    5) No economical penalty for expansion.
    6) Workers are no longer actual units, but are apart of the city.
    7) Bonus tiles (Dye, Aluminum, Fish etc..) only require the tech to use them.
    8) Units don't require any resource to create, only tech.
    9) No UU or UB's.

    Now, herr are the things that they did to mkae Civ Rev better (In some ways) then Civ 4.

    1) Better Combat. There's over-all better combat in Civ Rev, which I'll explain more about. A) Over--Run Bonus. The over-run bonus is where you can 5* the enemies strength, where you automatically destroy their unit. This means that there's no pikeman vs Tank upset in this game. B) The more Units = No always better. In this game, unlike Civ 4, the more units you have, it may not always be better. It's more guerilla style in this game, more blocking off production, and less of just bringing your 100 units stack to the enemy city, catapulting all their units, then attacking.

    2) Better Leader traits. In each different era, your leader gets a different trait, theirs one for the Starting Era, Ancient, Medeival, Industrial and Modern Era. This means that each leader is more complex and each one has a different playstyle then in Civ 4.

    This is all I can think of, but Civ Rev is 100% a buy. I had no problem adjusting to Civ 4 as it's not that complex as you make it out to be. Pretty much if you read over the Civilopedia, read the handbook and maybe look up one or two things, you can learn what everything means, what units are good vs other units, what type of specialist economies you can run, etc. I had more of a problem adjusting Civ Rev, because it's not as "dumbed down" as you mkae it out to be. Civ Rev is not a tutorial, it's just a console game. If you have a console, buy it, if you don't get the hell out of this thread.
     

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