I have a long, storied relationship with Sid Meyer’s epic strategy series: Civilization. When I got my second mac back in ’92, the first game I obsessed with was Civilization I. It was a low resolution black and white game about building an empire and defending it by researching technology and building better weapons. Later, when Civilization II was released for the Mac, buddy Sean would come over and we’d network our Macs and spend weekends playing multiplayer Civ (only breaking for pizza runs and bathroom breaks).
Every version of Civilization (even the spin-offs Colonization and Alpha Centari) was a ‘must have’. Then came the Xbox 360, and Mid Meyer released Civilization Revolution in 2008. Once again, Sean and myself were multiplying and world building; this time over the Xbox Live network. To this day, six years later, Civ Rev is still the game I play the most. I gravitate to a lot of games in different genres, but I always come back to trying to take the French civilization to world domination.
As Civilization reach version IV and V, becoming more and more complex, Civilization Revolution remains more simple for quick and fast-paced gameplay. And this was the perfect version for mobile. It was only a mater of time before Civ Rev was ported to iOS. This was THE THING I was praying for. It was my favorite game of all time, now available for me to play on my iPhone and iPad. Even though I enjoy this first attempt at a Civilization mobile experience, it kinda lacked the beauty of the console version. Revolution on the Xbox 360 was perfect marriage of simplistic gameplay and beautiful 3D graphics. The mobile version kept the primary gameplay of the console, but went for a more sprite-based graphical look; similar to the first incarnation of the main game.
For years I’ve wondered if Sid Meyer would release an updated Revolution on the console. I still enjoyed the Xbox 360 game, but a nice new coat of paint and updated units would be nice. Little did I know, the console version wasn’t the next to be update.. the mobile version was. My prayers have in answered as the look and feel of my favorite console version has been rebuilt from the ground up for iOS! I’m getting the fresh new coat of paint AND it’s going to be mobile first, showing up on iPhones and iPads tomorrow, July 2nd! I’m counting the hours!!
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