Staring on the clock, you take into account beginning one other match. “Hey, I’ll simply set issues up for after I play tomorrow!” you say. Three hours later, you’ve completed one other Civilization Revolution match, and also you’re left questioning the place the time went. Seems like a Civilization sport, doesn’t it? When you’re a veteran of the collection, that’s music to your ears.
That’s at all times the priority with PC technique video games making the leap to consoles — does it really feel just like the PC sport? Too many occasions players have been double-crossed by sport firms promoting them soy milk, claiming it to be “identical to the true factor!”, solely to have players take a swig of the soy milk, spit it out, get pissed off and run to message boards to bitch concerning the unhealthy style left of their mouth. (All apologies to soy milk followers) That’s to say that Civilization Revolution wasn’t stripped right down to be “like” the true factor — it’s.
Saying Civilization Revolution is a Civilization sport comes with all of the positives and negatives related to the franchise. Civilization Revolution, like earlier Civilization video games, may be ridiculously addicting, inflicting you to lose your self for hours and hours planning out how finest to dominate the world. As a result of it’s a turn-based technique sport, it has the texture, very similar to an MMO, of “I can do that job actually fast after which I’ll be carried out.” However after you full that job, two extra duties come to your consideration and it begins to snowball from there. The addictive qualities are thanks largely to the in-depth technique that the Civilization franchise is thought for. There are 4 other ways so that you can win: army, monetary, cultural and technological dominance. Every of the 4 victory paths have completely different aims so that you can purpose for (army dominance, for instance, has you taking on all the different civilization‘s capitals), so tailoring what you construct and analysis is essential to reaching victory.
Maintaining with what models to construct, expertise to analysis, cities to assault, and many others., can typically make newcomers to Civilization really feel like a freshly employed waiter at a busy restaurant. You’re juggling two completely different trays, not attempting to drop the client’s meals, whereas nonetheless attempting to get there rapidly within the hopes they provide you a pleasant tip after they’re carried out feasting. Ultimately, a buyer with a full bladder will get as much as go to the toilet, bumps into you and makes you drop every part, killing all of your work. Civilization Revolution may be the identical in that manner — you do a whole lot of work to set your military up, you propose out your assault on a neighboring metropolis, after which the opposite civilization’s defenses are vastly superior to your expectations, crushing your deliberate “tip” for all that work. For newcomers like myself, studying what models to construct and what applied sciences to analysis may be overwhelming at first, however once you lastly get the hold of issues and seize a metropolis that you simply had been eager for, it makes the journey utterly value it — even when it was a bit messy getting there.
Along with the usual offline single-player, there are situation missions and a “sport of the week” — a randomly generated new situation for gamers. The sport of the week is similar for everybody, and every week you possibly can compete with others to get the very best rating on on-line leaderboards. On-line multiplayer can be included for as much as three different gamers, It runs easily and with none lag points, however won’t be perfect if you happen to don’t have a pair hours to dedicate to the match.
Audio-visually, Civilization Revolution is neither right here nor there. The music isn’t memorable, and the characters converse on this Sims-like gibberish that will get a bit of grating. Visually, you’re getting an honest wanting sport contemplating the scope, however it’s not going to “wow” you. Surprisingly, although, I did expertise some important slow-down within the sport on a pair events, main me to consider my console had frozen — as an alternative, the sport had screeched to a whole halt for about 10 seconds. Though the slowdown was puzzling, it solely occurred twice and by no means obtained in the best way of the sport.
The best reward you possibly can give a sport like Civilization Revolution is to say that it performs like its PC counterparts. It won’t be for everybody, however for the hardcore technique fan, you lastly have a console technique sport that isn’t damaged and busted. As an alternative, you’re getting the identical addicting, deep gameplay you’ve seen on the PC. Drink up — you’re not getting soy milk for as soon as — you’re getting the true factor.