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Nature Boy
07-14-2008, 12:03 PM
Anybody else playing this? I bought both the 360 and DS versions late last week. I've played all the way through a game on my 360 and barely started a game on my DS.

The DS version is definitely disappointing. I really wish they would've put the game out on the PSP instead. It would've looked better, and the DS version doesn't really need a touch screen anyway (nor does the second screen do *that* much that I couldn't live without it).

The 360 version I really enjoy. Yes it's a *very* slimmed down version of Civ 4 (which I *adore*) but I enjoy it for what it is nonetheless.

Any other thoughts/opinions out there on CivRev?

YoshiM
07-14-2008, 01:39 PM
I bought the DS version but so far my wife hasn't let me play it because she's always on it. I'm debating about the 360 version-demo was fun but I've got a nice pile of games I haven't touched yet.

zemmix
07-14-2008, 02:26 PM
I've been debating buying the DS version. When I go on long trips I usually bring my PSP that has a rip of the PSX Civ2 port that Activision did on it. I just don't know about this Revolution version since it sounds like it is just a dumbed down civ.

jcalder8
07-14-2008, 02:44 PM
I hope to buy this when the price drops. I've tried getting into Civ in the past but it's so in depth that I get lost and bored so this sounds perfect for me.

Nature Boy
07-15-2008, 09:08 AM
I've been debating buying the DS version. When I go on long trips I usually bring my PSP that has a rip of the PSX Civ2 port that Activision did on it. I just don't know about this Revolution version since it sounds like it is just a dumbed down civ.

I've got Civ2 ripped for my PSP too. Which is why I'm disappointed that we don't get Rev for it. The graphics of Civ2 I like. The graphics of Civ 4/rev are totally different though, and they're just slumming it on the DS.

Dumbed down is strong. It's simpler to be sure. But I think it really has to be in order to play as well as it does on the console. The 360 especially controls *really* well, which is stunning to me for a game I'm used to using a keyboard for.

(I was actually hoping my chatpad would come in handy but you don't even need it, not that it would work anyway!)

exit
07-15-2008, 09:21 AM
I was looking forward to this game after playing the demo and picked the game up when it was released. It's a nice change from the usual FPS games that have been flooding the market lately. I understand that they toned it down for the console, but I wish that the gameplay was a little deeper and lasted a little longer since it all ends right when I'm really getting into the game.

I guess maybe I should pick up the PC games for a little more depth.

YoshiM
07-15-2008, 10:08 AM
I was looking forward to this game after playing the demo and picked the game up when it was released. It's a nice change from the usual FPS games that have been flooding the market lately. I understand that they toned it down for the console, but I wish that the gameplay was a little deeper and lasted a little longer since it all ends right when I'm really getting into the game.

My wife discovered the short term play as well when she conquered everything. To prolong play and actually do a victory condition other than domination (her favorite thing in Civ), she leaves one civilization barely alive as she goes about her tasks. Every once in a while she'll thwomp her lone opponent to keep them in line.

Nature Boy
07-16-2008, 11:49 AM
I've played the game through once each on the DS and 360 now, and started a second game on the DS (my 360 time will be split with GTA4).

I definitely enjoy the DS version a little more than I did at first, but I like the 360 version better. On the city screen on the 360 you can see your defensive force. Not true on the DS which sucks. But they play with the same rules.

If you're a fan of Civ 2 at all, Civ Rev seems very much to me like Civ 2 with a lot of the cool stuff from Civ 4 added in (like cultural borders and armies). The worker side of things is extremely simple, but on the whole it's a great adaptation for the consoles that I'd recommend for any Civ fan.