With so many threads containing complaints (legit and rightly earned), I think you should be entitled to a thread with compliments.
I generally love this game. Everytime I play, there is a different experience. Sometimes the enemies gang up on me in the beginning, and others, they leave me alone til the last 20 turns.
I can easily burn away 3 to 4 hours on single player mode. I don't rush like most people do and I take my time, build up my cities, etc.
I love the artwork. The graphics are really cool and the leader animations are neat, but I wish they spoke the actual language.
All in all, I think the game is pretty good. It has flaws, but so does life.
Anyone else care to post what they love above this game? Keep it positive people.
Beat me too it
Yeah, just as a newspaper never seems to have good news on the front page, so too do forums never seem to have compliments about a game, and it not get dismissed and fanboyism.
Yet the angry shouting threads think they should be given instant credibility, and be taken seriously and not dismissed as what they possibly might well be, just a very small slice of the total market impression.
Have I noticed anything "wrong" with Civ Rev for the DS yet? Nope, too busy enjoying the **** out of the game.
It possesses a severe level of "just one more" factor.
If I play it on the toilet I am likely there 3 times as long as was required
I have found myself refusing to actually go to the toilet till I am desperately in need of a leak.
Just one more turn
I can barely set the game down once I start.
Started my first scenario game last night, and likely would have finished it, but it was so late I could barely keep my eyes open. I went to bed reluctantly.
It's because we love this game that we are upset about the bugs and glitches, not to mention the total lack of multiplayer.
Well, but to add something positive, at the chief level last night I've got the WORLD! All technologies, cultures, most advanced wonders, 1 enemy left (Greek) with a nice nuke on its Capital! That has been fun.
Just one thing I don't understand: what the hell is the "Future technology"? I kept developing it without any result.
My understanding is that each time it levels, you get 1 more production (at each city), then at the next level 1 more gold, then 1 more research at the next level of future tech.
Originally Posted by Michelasso
I read it in the 'pedia, but don't have ready access to it to confirm. But I am pretty sure that I am remembering it correctly.
OT, both I and my wife have enjoyed this game immensely (she calls my enjoyment "addiction"). While I can see that some might complain that compared to the other Civ titles that this one is more "Fisher Price" and has soft rounded corners, I tend to appreciate that intent. It gives me something to choose to do when I have only a few hours to kill (instead of a week's worth of spare time) and it introduced my spouse to a fun turn-based strategy game that is at least a little more involved and flexible than Carcassonne (which was as far as she would go into the genre).
Personally, I didn't expect CivRev to be as wide or as deep as Civ4 so I try to not make apple/orange comparisons. Just like I don't expect my clock radio to have the sonic clarity/accuracy of my 7.1 surround system.
I'm more than happy with the game! I know just how hard it is to get out a large piece of software on a new technology, and while there have been a few stumbling blocks, the devs have done well.
There are certainly some very vocal people here on the forums. Some of them have taken to acting like spoiled children with threats and demands and expectations that everything will be done yesterday. I usually don't give them much notice, but spend the time to read well-written posts, even if they are negative.
I'm certainly looking forward to seeing where this game goes in the future. I can see a few ways that it can expand somewhat without losing its fast-paced edge.
This is one of my top pics for games to play right now. This is my first Civ game that I have played, and I'm really into it. I have spent hours developing empires in the game, and am sad when I finally win, because then I have to start over. I prefer the king level because it is a fairly easy difficulty for me. When I get a little more money, I am thinking about getting Civ4, because this game has gotten me into the series that much. This is a great game and I would recommend it to annyone who has a 360, PS3, or DS.
I always try to think positive . Complaining doesn't get you very far I think.
As a Civ series vet. I was playing Civ II back in college. I have to say I think they did a good job with this game. I will sometimes play Civ IV MP but that is a whole night and then some. I enjoy the fact that I can play an MP game on Civ Rev and be done in a few hours.
I have not experienced any issues in MP at all.
The game is as addictive of every other Civ game I have ever played. It is easier now way would I play Civ IV on Diety but I can play Civ Rev at that level and even win occassionally.
My compliments to the dev team excellent job with the game it has lived up to all my expectations.
Im really happy with the way the changed the setting/mood/ambience of the game from the previous civs. this one is a lot more colorful and fun. I felt civ4 was a lot more serious. If only Bismark would slap Elizabeth on the behind when he butted into my screen... I think this game has been anticipated a ton and you should all be commended for giving all your loyal civ fans a new installment, without it being the same as the other games. You gave us something new a fresh, but with the same stuff that we love about civ.
Originally Posted by Recon Number 54
Lol about 12-14'000 beakers for +1 each city? It would be the worst technology of the world. It gives +1 each square, and you are very far.
1st time: +1 production each tile of production
2nd time: +1 food each tile of food
3rd time: +1 trade each coast or desert
Totally agree with this thread. The positives of this game (which are a ton) seem to get drowned out rather quickly.
I go back to playing the first Civ through Civ III as my basis. Haven't tried Civ IV due to time constraints. I love the pace of CivRev.
Great job all around. Only thing I would like is a little more PS3 support (trophies, etc.). But I understand compromises are part of life. The core game is there and really, that's all that matters.
Originally Posted by MorteEterna
I knew that I was only half-remembering the pedia entry. I appreciate you clarifying.