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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 02 Jul 2014 15:49
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Civilization Revolution 2 inbound for mobile

Civilization Revolution was the best strategy game on the DS, and the DS had a few to choose from. Civ Rev 2 doesn't look like it's headed to handhelds, sadly, but it should be inbound to Apple and Android mobile devices. iOS users can play today for $15 while Android users can get in on the fun later this year. Need a device to play it on? Check out offcontract.net for the best unlocked Android and iOS smartphones.

Via Joystiq | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 11 Sep 2008 19:42
Tags: civrev currents strategy tips-n-tricks

Civ Rev Tips: Rambo Edition


WiiHD's Civilization Revolution tutorial was fairly well received, so we're going to begin to give you some more pointers to up your game play. If you enjoy this post, let us know with a comment, and we'll consider continuing the series. You can find all Civ Rev Tips, including Civ Rev Tips: James Bond Edition at our new Civ Rev Tips page.

Civilization Revolution is a complex game with different ways to win and many different successful strategies that depend on the civilization you're playing with, the civs you are competing against, and the situation you're in at the moment (as well as obviously, the difficulty level). There is no single strategy that will win you the game every time, especially in multiplayer against real people. There ARE however, some tricks that when used correctly, give you a much needed edge. Although WiiHD plays the DS version, these tips apply to all platforms.

Live for nothing, Or die for something. What's your call?

It's nice that Civilization Revolution is about more than combat. Exploration, Diplomacy, Research and City Management all figure in to a good strategy. But if you're playing a decent opponent, you're going to have to fight eventually. Below are some tips to make sure you fight well and make the most of limited resources. Even as a weaker Civilization, you can make sure combat goes your way by making certain the side with superior forces loses more than you do.

First, it's important to understand combat. Each unit has a base number for offense and another for defense (to see all unit strengths, check out the Units, Buildings and Wonders Guide). Warriors have 1 for offense and 1 for defense. If one warrior attacks an enemy warrior on plains and he isn't fortified or experienced, the battle is a toss-up (depending on the level of difficulty). Beyond that, your base numbers can be affected in many ways. Base facilities like a Wall can give you plus 100% defense. Terrain provides bonuses: hills give you +50% offense OR defense, if a regular unit has to cross a river or attack from a vessel, you lose -50% of your base number. Upgrades are a vital part of combat, and we'll spend most of this edition of Civ Rev Tips talking about them. Fortification provides a defensive bonus, and making armies combines the base numbers and experience of 3 units into a single super powerful unit. Naval support provides an nice attack and defense bonus, depending on the strength of the unit.

Armies are a vital part of combat in Civilization Revolution, but forming the right armies isn't as simple as it might seem. Yes, you can put any 3 units of the same type into an army, and have a unit 3 times more powerful than any of them alone. But what you want to get the most of as few resources as possible is to form armies that have the right combination and concentration of experience and upgrades.

As an example, let's say you make 3 archers at a city with no terrain bonuses without a barracks, and make an army out of them. Then you fortify the army. Once they are fortified, you have a defensive value of 12 ((2x3) +6 for fortification). Your city can be easily taken by a veteran horseman army plus a spy (to disable your fortification), a regular Knight army, and successive attacks of fairly weak units that still manage to do you damage. Now combine 1 elite archer with an engineer upgrade, another with a Leadership upgrade and another with a loyalty upgrade, in a city on a hill, fortify, wall the city, and place a defending spy in your city. You now have a defensive value of around 33. Without even taking into account naval support, you could potentially defeat a regular tank army with that setup. With archers. You could easily take down a single bomber, scoff at un-upgraded knight armies, and fight legions while simultaneously writing the Great American Novel. It's not easy to do, but it is doable, and WiiHD will teach you how if you keep reading.

Click Here to Continue Reading Civ Rev Tips: Rambo Edition.

Also be sure to check out our last entry, Civ Rev Tips: James Bond Edition

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 31 Jul 2008 20:14
Tags: civrev ds feature screens strategy

Official Civilization Revolution Tech Tree

2K put up a sweet PDF with their official graphcial tech tree today (they tried to do it 2 days ago, but the link was bad), to aid you in your thirst for world domination. There have been some similar community efforts here and elsewhere. As always, this Civ Rev Tech Tree applies to all versions of the game. To see First to Discover bonuses for tech, be sure to check out WiiHD's own tech guide

Grab it here (mediafire backup link). You can also get a pdf of the Building, Unit and Wonder Guides here (mediafire backup link). Enjoy.

Via Official Civilization Revolution Site | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 21 Jul 2008 16:50
Tags: ancient aoe-mythologies ds news screens strategy video

Age Of Empires: Mythologies

Jealous of all the attention Civilization Revolution has been getting, Age of Empires has returned to the DS with a new TBS entry to the series called Mythologies. You get your choice of 3 races each with their own campaign, Egyptian, Norse and Greek. You can play single card local with one person, and it has full local and online as well.

According to Amazon, this one is due out November 24th.

We've got fresh E3 screens and a teaser trailer for your after the break.
Via Gametrailers and THQ | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 18 Jul 2008 15:53
Tags: civrev ds news strategy wii

America IS Ready for a Revolution (as always)


At an E3 Press conference covered by Gamespot, this popped up:

Feder pops back on stage and quickly talks about 2K Games. Apparently the initial run of Civilization Revolution has already sold out at US retailers, with 2K rushing to manufacture more.

It's not clear how many copies were in the initial run, but Publishers often expect to do a 3rd of their total volume in the month or so after release, so you'd think they had a tidy sum out there. Also, it's not clear whether all versions of the game were equally successful. Still, one of the criteria for un-shelving the Wii version of Civilization Revolution was sales of the other versions. WiiHD is hopeful about the prospects.

We've contacted 2K for clarifications about this apparent sell out, and the implications for the Wii version. We'll let you know what they say.

Gamespot 2K Press Conference Via 2K Forums moderator Sigmakan | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 09 Jul 2008 15:24
Tags: civrev ds strategy


It's V Day

That's ciVilization reVolution day. It's been long anticipated here at WiiHD headquarters. Let's start it out with bonus content. Since America got the game later than Europe, 2K and some retailers decided to make some free gifts for us. Sadly for DS owners, the only gift availible is a poster at Circuit City. 360 and PS3 owners have free DLC vouchers to look forward to.

Hit the break to see the full breakdown of what retailer offers what. Then check out, download and print our exclusive Civ Rev Technology Guide and take over the world as efficiently as possible.

Via 2k forums | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 03 Jul 2008 19:01
Tags: civrev strategy tmi

Civ Rev TMI, Featuring DS Fanboy


The long-awaited (by WiiHD) DS Fanboy review of Civilization Revolution is here. If you are a current Civilization fan wondering if the DS version still has something for you, this may be the best review to help you answer that question, given the reviewer history with the game. Alisha Karabinus cares about Civ, and the DS. So 5 days before Civilization Revolution DS launches in the U.S., get the full skinny. She's good about responding to questions too, so feel free to put them in the comments. As such, the DS Fanboy review is our featured review in Today's Civ Rev TMI.

DS Fanboy Review: 8/10

WiiHD's preferred review. Best combination of DS and Civilization experience. Read the whole thing.

IGN 360 Review: 8.8/10

Good Context. If you're choosing between a portable and console version, this is the review to compare against the DS version. IGN's DS review is still pending as of the time of this posting.

Kotaku (PS3 version): doesn't score

We like that kotaku doesn't give a numerical score. Often arbitrary, scores sometimes distract from the review writing, and kotaku writes well. Take a good look at this one.

To break it down, here's some of what we've learned. Unlike what IGN DS indicated earlier, we know stylus control is well-implemented for DS, if you desire to use it. We know the 360 online is mostly smooth from people's demo experiences, however there have also been reports on the 2k forums of the PS3 demo freezing during online play. Hopefully nothing that will affect the full version or the DS game. Worker management is very different—you now pay to build roads. City management is simplified and less important, as your citizens can't starve. Remember that the DS version has no Voicechat, and we're still waiting to hear about how Friend Codes have been implemented. Are they necessary? Can you play random people? Any text communication options? We'll let you know.


by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 01 Jul 2008 00:41
Tags: fps homebrew strategy wrapup

Alas Poor June, WiiHD Knew Her Well.

WiiHD is small blog, as you've probably gathered. But June was a big month. Enjoy the recap.

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Exclusive Civ Rev Technology Guide — Civilization Revolution was one of WiiHD's most anticipated games of 2008 when it was coming out for Wii. It ranked higher than Brawl and Kart combined, and there was no close second. We're slightly less excited to only have a DS version, but it's still an incredible game. Get the handiest tech guide around, download and print it easily, and conquer the world.


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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 20 Jun 2008 19:41
Tags: civrev news strategy

Civ Rev Demo: How to Get Advanced Tech

I'm calling for volunteers to help me expand on the Civ Rev Tech Tree to include some Advanced Tech. After the break, I've outlined how to attempt to get advanced tech. One of them is semi-confirmed.

Anyone who contributes to the tech tree will get named recognition in a post, and a link to their site or whatever forum they haunt. Contributions should take the form of tech-beaker-resource-wonder-unit-building-bonus, and can be posted in the comments below.

Hit the break for details.

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 19 Jun 2008 18:28
Tags: godfather news sandbox strategy


Godfather II Game to Have Some RTS Functionality

WiiHD loves Strategy games of all stripes, from turn-based to RTS. And WiiHD loves open worlds too. It seems that the next installment in the Godfather's gaming franchise may well combine those two features. Will it work? We hope so.

Via kotaku | Image Source | Permalink

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