Is The Price Worth The Value?

#1 Posted by PhilESkyline (774 posts) -

The game looks good, but I've heard that it's rather short for single player and online play. For those who have played it and may or may not be a fan of the series, is it worth the $60 price tag?

Edit: The title should be "Is The Value Worth The Price"

#2 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -

No, it is a fun game, I'm enjoying it, but it's not worth a full retail price, especially if you have played the Civilization games on PC. It is enjoyable, multiplayer is fun; although sometimes long for some people since games can take 2-3 hours, there are weekly leaderboards as well, but it is very limited in scope compared to the PC versions of Civilization, wait for it to come down a bit.

#3 Posted by OakaXXV (20 posts) -

Hmm, that's a very tricky question, i managed to get it for about half price and its definitely worth that. There is definitely a lot to do if you enjoy it, so it probably is worth full price. I advise you try the demo and if you enjoy that then it'll probably be a good purchase.

#4 Posted by Satsugai (51 posts) -

Well, you can finish a round of it in a couple hours instead of a couple days a la the pc versions.  The maps are pretty small too. It's a really streamlined Civ game, fun but in some dire need of any real diplomacy options. I don't regret buying it in the least though.

#5 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

I haven't played it, but I do hear it is good. Some have said not as good as PC Civ though, which doesn't surprise me in the least

#6 Posted by jonabbey (3 posts) -

No hesitation at all about having bought it at full price here.  It's no Civ4 in complexity or strategy, but it *is* Civ, and that means no matter what, my wife and I can dive in for a game or two and have a good time.

#7 Posted by Jigen (189 posts) -

I really miss the ability to play on bigger maps and diplomacy options, but I also prefer some of the new features like groups of 3 units in armies and the less BS'ing combat.  I don't like the presentation as much as Civ IV, that one had a lot of class with Nimoy and the graphical parts of the interface and how the grunts of each nationality spoke in the native language of that region.

#8 Posted by JoshMcC (21 posts) -

The size of the map is a huge disappointment. As soon as you can get a boat of some sort that can move 3-4 times per turn, you can tour the world in half a dozen turns. I thought it was amusing, but the longer I played - the more it seemed just a pale version of other Civ games. If you play the Demo on Xbox Live - you've pretty much played the game.

I'm glad they've created Strategy games for the 360, and I hope this is the beginning of a solid trend, but I'm glad I rented this one for a week rather than plunk down $60 for it.

#9 Posted by kyrom (25 posts) -

Thanks for the info guys.  Ive never played a civ game before and the PC versions seem way more complicated than revolution.  I played the demo and enjoyed it but I just dont think it is worth $60.  I will probably pick this one up at $40

#10 Posted by Zaxex (582 posts) -
kyrom said:
"Thanks for the info guys.  Ive never played a civ game before and the PC versions seem way more complicated than revolution.  I played the demo and enjoyed it but I just dont think it is worth $60.  I will probably pick this one up at $40
"
Great for a first civ game to whet your apetite, especially if you, like myself, are more of a console gamer.
#11 Posted by kyrom (25 posts) -
Zaxex said:
"kyrom said:
"Thanks for the info guys.  Ive never played a civ game before and the PC versions seem way more complicated than revolution.  I played the demo and enjoyed it but I just dont think it is worth $60.  I will probably pick this one up at $40
"
Great for a first civ game to whet your apetite, especially if you, like myself, are more of a console gamer.
"
good to know and thanks for the info man.  Which version are you playing?


#12 Posted by KingHippp0 (113 posts) -

I don't think it's a 60 dollar game, especially since I paid 40 dollars for Civ 4, which is a much more robust game. The graphics aren't significantly improved.... it kind of looks like a XBLA/PSN game at times. 


I got it from the Gamefly, so the price didn't bother me. 
#13 Posted by Kevling (4 posts) -
OakaXXV said:
"Hmm, that's a very tricky question, i managed to get it for about half price and its definitely worth that. There is definitely a lot to do if you enjoy it, so it probably is worth full price. I advise you try the demo and if you enjoy that then it'll probably be a good purchase.
"
Definitely. I played the demo to death for about a week - it hooked my from the first game. Here in the UK we're used to games costing more - I paid just under £35 for it ($70?), which may sound a lot, but most new releases are £40 - £45. Despite that, definitely getting our money's worth - my wife in particular is on it almost every day. Looking forward to the 1.20 PS3 patch which fixes the online matchmaking that they broke in 1.10!
#14 Edited by HoldSteady828 (165 posts) -

It is a great title to have in your library, but I don't know if I got my 60 dollars worth.  There just seems to be a lot of the same- that stuff that is there is great, but there isnt enough variety of mission types, cpu difficulty, match customization, or map layout.

#15 Posted by Kayaknutt (9 posts) -

I dont think so, you should go for Civ 4 for the computer, and wait for the price to drop for this one.

#16 Posted by badlands27 (1 posts) -

Absolutely worth the price in my opinion, but Civ Rev is actually my first attempt playing a Civilization game.

I will certainly be getting 'Civilization IV: Complete' for the PC because of this game, though.

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