Was a huge fan of CivRev1 on console. I bought this over 2 years ago and found it horrendous. I've since stopped playing the console version, and decided to give CR2 another shot. Once you get used to the controls and game play (which I'll admit are a bit clunky) the game plays almost identically to the console game, a bit easier maybe. Dont forget to save before putting it down for an extended period though, or you'll lose a few turns progress.
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I have spent tons of time on this game. I like it for the most part. I like how the different civilizations affect gameplay and that you have to play to their strengths. You can use terrain to win battles that you might have lost. There's naval battles, fights for air superiority and fighting over choke points and resources. Plus they leave options for using culture to beat a militarily stronger opponent. What I dislike is the lack of diplomacy. It's always "give us this technology or die" and then it a strength check. Also, it seems like there is a flaw in the combat system. I don't think I've ever heard of a fighter jet being shot down by a musket, but it happens alot here. Also, the units are usually represented in 3s but some of the stronger units only have 2, so sometimes the 3s beat the 2s or 1s just because it had 3 troops representing the unit. It leads to some frustration. Then there's a huge skill gap in the Warlord and King difficulty. It feels like you'll play regular and suddenly all enemies have Infantrymen attacking your Archers because they somehow managed to all discover gunpowder in 3 turns (exaggeration). All in all, I enjoy the game, just wish there was a little more depth to the diplomacy with other nations and the combat mechanics were tweaked.
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I am a big fan of the Civilization franchise from way back, so I was excited that I could download this and play on my Chromebook. But... The game is so glitchy; I have to force-close and restart four or five times in order to win a round. Everything just freezes. Thankfully the game auto-saves so I don't have to start from the beginning, but sometimes I do have to replay some activities. Super disappointed in this offering.
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