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Good fun, shame about the horrendous soundtrack
on 1 February 2009
This version is good wholesome fun, with all the classic shapes and a fantastic array of the special edition boards included as part of the game. I also really like the selection of mini games it offers, which are perfect for when we cant dedicate the normal three days to mammoth world-conquering game. These mini games generally run at about half an hour and rely on various changes to the gameplay to shorten the game, they're surprisingly entertaining.
The movement of the pieces is different to previous games too, they move along with less creative animation than previously (on the old PC version the sub was submerge into the board and float along etc but this animation would take forever) it would be great if they could find some happy medium between having some character variety in the animation and the speed of the transition.
With all the praise over, the soundtrack is simply horrendously bad. A lot can be learnt from this on what not to do. Given the length of the games it becomes increasingly more and more grating.