IGN's Civ Rev (DS) Preview (plus Video!)
20 Jun 2008 07:56
David MarseillesDavid Marseilles

IGN's Civ Rev (DS) Preview (plus Video!)

gandhi.JPG

Lacking a version for Wii, WiiHD chooses instead to revel in the DS version Civilization Revolution, the latest in the incredible Civilization franchise. This week, IGN brings us a Civ Rev DS Preview with new video footage, Victory details, multiplayer details, examples of scenarios, and a few frustrations. Last week, WiiHD gave you a Tech Tree.

Remember, this a streamlined re-imagining of Civilization. It's meant to ward off late-game boredom with a faster pace, lasting just a couple of hours instead of 60+. It's more multiplayer friendly, and better suited for consoles. The DS version plays just like the others, but it has flatter, 2d graphics instead. Now for the preview. IGN is wordy, so WiiHD is going to give you the lean skinny.

The bad: 1) The stylus was poorly implemented, so just count on using the dpad the entire time. That's sad because that could have been a big bonus for the DS version. 2) The game prevents you from entering the territory of friendly civs, and unlike earlier games, you cannot negotiate a Right of Passage. As a result, getting walled off early is bad. 3) Nothing to do while waiting for your turn. IGN doesn't make it clear, but WiiHD knows that the PS360 versions of Civ Rev feature simultaneous turns, and the DS probably does too. This means you all move at the same time during one turn, but once you're finished, you have to wait for everyone else to finish as well. 4) There's no way to zoom out and look at the whole world at once, making the experience feel constrained. It sounds like it could be harder to orient yourself in some instances.

The details: Victory comes by 1) Exodus to Alpha Centauri, 2) Capturing 4 (all) enemy capitals 3) Achieving 8 Economic Milestones or 4) gaining 20 Great People or Wonders. Villages are in Civ Rev, just like other Civs. Some are hostile and fight you, others will offer exchanges—you teach them a tech, they'll provide you with something, like spies or intel. Multiplayer is just like single-player, with you and up to 4 other people. The game is streamlined more than other Civs partly because of the emphasis on multiplayer, so it should be a nice experience. Scenarios There are ten total, and include things like stronger barbarians, alternate starter technology, and starting later in a more aggressive and faster paced game.

Check out the videos after the break. All FOUR of them =)


Click in the Right hand bar to see Modern Warfare, Science and Technology, and 300BC.

For comparison sake, and schadenfreude, here's the 360 version:

del.icio.usdiggFurlRedditFacebook

IGN | Permalink

rating: 0+x
Add a New Comment

WiiHD Currents

WiiHD's Community Efforts
WiiHD's Homebrew Guide
WiiHD Clan Directory
User Video Gallery
WiiHD Forums
fortunz.com

Recent Posts

The ListPages module does not work recursively.

Sponsored By

Subscribe

Subscribe in a reader RSS
Add to Google Reader or Homepagesub_modern11.gif
addtomyyahoo4.gifAdd to My AOL

Popular Posts

WiiHD's WaWii Hands On (Rating: 2, Comments: 27)
Death of The Conduit? (Rating: 1, Comments: 22)
Exclusive Civ Rev Technology Guide (Rating: 1, Comments: 0)
WiiHD's Homebrew Guide (Rating: 1, Comments: 65)

Recent Comments

Where are you suppose to install the hombrew channel? what website I know the steps but I didnt...
(by Amauri Rodriguez (guest) 13 May 2010 22:58, posts: 2)
I have "Homebrew" installed on my Nintendo Wii, but I do not know how to make back up's of my...
(by star66 12 May 2010 13:05, posts: 2)
This game is a really good game david and if you think that MW:Reflex has bad controls you...
(by Wild_Fire (guest) 23 Apr 2010 17:47, posts: 19)
I wasn't sure if you had seen the episode yet, so that's why I haven't posted anything on the SGU...
(by leiger 06 Apr 2010 03:54, posts: 8)
I've been a PC gamer for more than a decade. Last console I owned before Wii was an NES. It's a...
(by David Marseilles (guest) 05 Apr 2010 21:34, posts: 8)

WiiHD Tags