It's no surprise that Civilization
is great -- it's been being great
for decades. But what is nice to hear is that our very own DS version of Civilization Revolution
is turning out well. IGN's Steve Butts calls it "essentially just a portable version of the game you're getting on the home systems," in that the game design is unchanged aside from obvious graphical scaling-back
and the addition of touchscreen controls. Sid Meier assured us
of much the same thing, but we prefer to get confirmation from somebody whose name isn't
on the box.
As for details -- well, if there's pretty much anything
you want to know about Civilization Revolution
, this exhaustive preview has it. For example, the discussion on technology. While you can't set your research on autopilot in order to go directly to a certain technology, you can
arrive at many of them via multiple paths. If a technological breakthrough has multiple prerequisites, achieving any of them will qualify you for the new tech. And you get a bonus for being the first to discover a certain technology.
If you're already thinking about historical discoveries that would totally
rule in-game, and the previous discoveries that led to them, you should consider checking out the full preview.
See also: 2008's Biggest Blips
: Civilization Revolution