This opinion piece at Grab It dissects the recent announcement by Sid Meier's Firaxis that Civilization Revolution 2 will be a mobile exclusive, suggesting it is the end for the series on consoles.
I suspect the answer is yes. I swear after the release of the first one I remember Firaxis saying that the series didn't work on console. Personally, I thought Civ Rev was great on my Xbox.
I have been playing civ games since the first but the civ rev game was stupidly dumbed down and wasnt even close to what the game is meant to be, it was like what happened to the sims when it hit consoles.
It would be so easy to make a civ game for for consoles , they seriously just dont have anybody with half a brain working for them who knows how to cleverly adapt the game to the controls and vice versa
@cyclindk - Yup, I think it's mainly a UI problem but that's a weak excuse in my book. It was their choice to dumb down Civ:Rev, after all.
Civ rev was actually my first introduction to the civ games. I liked it but later tried civ v on pc and fell hard for her. Civ rev was apparently just an appetizer for me. I think civ could be done right on consoles with enough effort but I don't think they want to spend enough resources to find out.
I won't buy Civ for my phone. I would buy another for my console in a heartbeat, though I'd rather it was more like "real" Civilization.
I have to be honest - it makes sense if this was the case. And, it actually wouldn't bother me. It'd be awesome to have a game and dev of this calibre on iOS exclusively.
To what make a crappy game that barely.works? Sorry cell phones will never replace real gaming consoles.
Fair call, and I wouldn't expect them to. I guess I'm more referring to the iPad rather than iPhone though. I think the calibre of games already on iOS show that it is a completely legitimate and worthy platform to develop for. Why not a guy like Meier throwing his support behind it in such a big way?
I think these types of games are great on PC and they are a match made in heaven for mobile devices too. Console, maybe not the best platform for it
i thought civ rev was pretty good on ps3 i would buy another one. i play civ on pc also. i actually prefer the pc ones but the console one was decent more relaxing.
I agree with you, after upgrading to a ps4 I got rid of all but my favorite ps3 games, and Civ:rev is one of them its proudly sitting next to the last of us, xcom:enemy within, and the me trilogy. Loved this game and I would think the touch pad on the Dualshock 4 would make this a no brainer to port to the ps4
strategy games are boring dont really care if they are on consoles are not
Civ V is far from boring. Time will literally fly by around you when playing it and the coop/vs is so damn fun. This is coming from someone who does not enjoy the strategy genre
strategy games havent been good since age of empires, mmos are fun but nah rts games bore the hell outta me
I dont see them being dedicated to making a full console experience, because Civ Rev sold like what 1.5M on consoles while the Civ V on just PC has sold about 6M copies (still a top played game and is still relevant), lol.
Civ Rev was stupid. I love Civ V, and see no reason why they dumbed it down for consoles.
I haven't actually played Civ Rev. Out of curiousity, what makes you say it was dumbed down from the PC version?
They pace was way faster, diplomacy was not even needed, and most times you could wage a war, and win it in about 10min. Given Civ V and IV's battles being so large scale and the tactics and the build up being so fun, it's just really sad. Civ V is one of my favorite games, and I play it all the time, but I played Rev for about 3 hours and already had half the land under my control...
Pity. Civ 2 on the Playstation was one of my favourite games.
I played tonnes of civ rev on iphone when it first released and loved it. I think because I accepted it for what it is. I'm actually thinking 2D might work better than switching to 3D though on a smaller platform it might be clearer if everything is depicted in 2D
They should just release the full PC versions on console with tweaks to make it more controller friendly, releasing beyond earth on the new consoles would have been interesting.
that would be a shame, it could work really well with the Wii U's touchscreen
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