As much as we may love the Civilization
franchise, is it getting the proper treatment on the DS?It's difficult to tell. When a game is being released for the PS3, 360, and also the DS, naturally, most outlets focus on the consoles. After all, those versions are usually packed with extras and they come complete with glittering screenshots. Civ
daddy Sid Meier seems to know what's up, however; despite the lion's share of a recent interview focusing on his older titles and console versions of the upcoming Civilization Revolution
, Meier references the incredible Advance Wars
franchise and assures everyone that the gameplay on the DS version is going to be exactly the same as it will be with the next-gen versions of the title. Only the interface and look will be different, but the core itself will be the same.
As for the look, we've got fresh, clean versions of those early screens
tucked away in our gallery below, and while we're hoping for a little polish prior to release (if Meier can reference Advance Wars
, so can we), we're holding out hope that he's right, and that this game will be just as strong as the "bigger" versions.
See also: 2008's Biggest Blips -- Civilization Revolution