In the year 1492, a small band of Dutch settlers arrived in the New World, settled upon a small island, and made friend with the neighboring Native American tribes. However, the colony expanded too quickly, outstripping its food supply, and thus spent a lot of gold importing food from Europe. With the situation bleak, IGN restarted Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization and tried again.
At this point, Sid Meier needs very little introduction to PC gamers. Colonization is a remake of a 1994 game about the settling of the New World, and this new game is built on the Civilization IV engine. IGN has had a chance to play a few games over the past week for this report.