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Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (Nintendo DS)

Platform : Nintendo DS
3.9 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
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Platform: Nintendo DS
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  • ASIN: B0015RPF2K
  • Release Date: 29 Aug. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,631 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform:Nintendo DS

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is the latest offering in the legendary award winning Sid Meier’s Civilization series of strategy games, featuring the famous "just one more turn" addictive gameplay that has made this one of the greatest game series of all time. Civilization Revolution has been designed and built (by the legendary Sid Meier and his team at Firaxis) from the ground up for console and handheld systems delivering graphics, gameplay and controls that take full advantage of the hugely popular gaming platforms. Civilization Revolution is a watershed game offering players a chance to experience the epic empire building world of Civilization in a whole new way – in an accessible, visually immersive, fast paced, action-packed world that gamers crave.

The Civilization Legacy:

Hall of Fame Game designer, Sid Meier, has been called "The Father of Computer Gaming" with such early hits as F-15 Stealth Fighter, Railroad Tycoon, and Pirates. He put computer gaming on the map however, in 1991, when he delivered Sid Meier’s Civilization to the gaming world launching the "God Game" genre and creating one of the most award winning and addictive games on the planet. Civilization remains one of the world’s top selling PC game series with over 8 million units sold and is recognized by the press as one of the greatest game franchises ever created.

In Civilization, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering technologies, going head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders, and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

Civilization Revolution for the Nintendo DS Features:

Choose Your Civ – Choose from 16 Civilizations throughout history (from Africa to Germany to America to China) to lead to victory. With so many Civs and Leaders to play, you’ll have a new and exciting experience with every game.

Lead Your Civ – When you choose a Civ play as one of the world’s most famous historical leaders (like Abe Lincoln, Otto von Bismarck, and Mao Zedong) and compete against the other leaders as you strive to create your own history in this epic game. Each leader will have 4 special abilities giving their Civ unique advantages throughout the ages.

Interact with Characters – Leaders and advisors will show a range of emotions as they communicate with you, making the interactions highly engaging.

Explore The World – Your quest to explore and discover will have you traversing the globe in search of long lost relics, rival civs, technologies, barbarians and much more.

Fast-paced Action – Accessible maps and streamlined time scale will deliver quicker games and constant action.

Intense Combat – Triple your strength by combining up to three units into one powerful army and destroy your enemies. When your units win tough battles, they will become veterans and then elites. You can then choose from a list of powerful upgrades that will give elite units even more strength to dominate in war. Your Army will have a distinct team color representing your Civilization, so you will easily see them on the screen as you lead them into battle.

Multiplayer: The Best Ever! Up to 4 players can battle as teams, head to head, or have a complete free-for-all together in one place or over Wi-Fi.

Simultaneous Moves – no more waiting your turn, just make your move when you’re ready.

Early Withdrawal From the Game – a player can drop out and the game will keep going. Team Play with handicapping.

Game of the Week – Each week a new Firaxis created map will become available to players for download. You can practice the game all week on your DS and then compete against players online as you play the same map on your Xbox 360. Finish the game with the highest score you can achieve and have it posted to the Civ Game of the Week Xbox Live leader boards to see how you stack up against players around the globe!

Endless Fun – There are hundreds of different ways to play the game and endless places to take it – Civ on a plane, in the car, in line at the MVA – any time, any place you want to play.

Tutorial – New players will be guided through games they play at the Chieftain difficulty level – they’ll learn from the masters and be well on their way to ruling the world.

Custom made for the DS: Intuitive and natural stylus control

Leaders, advisors and units designed specifically for the DS

Seamless interface to guide players through the game

Non-stop, take-it-with-you-anywhere action

Wi-Fi multiplayer competitions

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Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
I also haven't played any of the previous titles, so am basing my review purely on the product itself, and not my expectations of the product.

I found the game to be perfectly suited to the DS console. The majorityof the time you can play using the stylus alone, although my house mate is now also addicted, and he barely uses it. As the game is about how you play it and not spectacular graphics, it fits what you need to see on the map & city screens, allowing you to straight-forwardly get on with ruling the world.

The controls and menu systems I found to be simple and intutive, I barley looked at the instruction booklet, and the game itself is really good fun. I can't stop playing, and because it's different everytime, I keep trying to improve and better my previous games. It will played over and over, for a good while yet. It's not one that can be completed and discarded.
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By mald2 on 8 Sept. 2008
Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
The venerable Civilization franchise should, by rights, be a perfect fit for the DS. The turn-based pace is ideal for a hand-held game where a combination of dexterity and tiny controls can often frustrate. The interface, designed for a mouse-and-pointer should be comfortably replicated with the DS's touch screen and the fact that graphics and sounds are the least important aspects of the game is just a bonus.

The resulting game is a mixed blessing. Coming as part of a rash of console versions, it arrives as a trimmed down version, with a number of expected features and controls automated or absent. Trading is barely there, micro-management of the land surrounding your cities happens automatically, as does taking a hand in the more social-engineering aspects of the original versions. Additionally, the game has been designed with the console-player in mind, assuming a shorter attention span, necessitating smaller, more crowded maps where confrontations are inevitable.
Smaller omissions irritate too, there doesn't seem to be a way to set up production queues, for example.

But the magic is still there somewhere, and it doesn't take long before the familiar addiction takes hold. Before you know it, hours will have passed as you punch the `next turn' button one-last-time-no-honestly. The trick to it is that this isn't Civilization, it's Civilization Revolutions, it works differently and should be treated as a new game. In its own terms, it is very successful, but you should be wary about comparing it with that other Civilization game you've probably played before, as its considerably different.

It's a shame, too, that the developers didn't make more of the DS's interface advantages.
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For anyone who has played Civilization before you will know what to expect here (choose a great world leader from history, build a civilization from the caveman era upwards and win through conquest, science, accumulation of wealth or through cultural development), but the point of this version is to make it accessible to the console owners, and this it does very well. The fiddly options of where to individually place each worker and assign them all tasks has gone. Instead you choose a focus for your city be it generating money, science or growth. In doing this it makes the game flow a lot smoother, but some options probably shouldn't have been taken out, like the ability to negotiate a right of passage through other people's land. In this version you can only cross someone's territory when you are at war with them so you can end up with some stuck troops or starting a war and then making peace two turns later when your troops are free.

You would expect the DS version to be most easily controlled by the stylus too, and it is true that you can use the stylus throughout without even touching a face button, but the game often misreads your intentions, moving troops when you wanted to select someone else, choosing wrong options in dialogue, etc. The game is far easier to control by the pad and face buttons and much quicker too!

My biggest gripe with this game though is that once you are used to the early difficulty levels and you become lost in a void of frustration. The first four difficulty levels become far too easy, and the final difficulty level is impossibly hard.
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First of all, ive never played civilisation before (on any platform), so am in no position to compare this to the other games in the series. No doubt some aspects of the game have had to be scaled back to fit the game onto a console.

That being said, this game was far better than I expected. A mix between "age of empires" and "risk" is probably the best way to describe this game- you can choose to develop your civilisation via military might, trade, knowledge or culture, and you do so using a board game style "turn" system (which means you move all your pieces on your turn, and then wait for your opponents to move on theirs).

As a consequence of this you always want to stay on for "one more turn", and you will find yourself playing long into the night.

A great game.
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