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Civ Revolutions Stalled on Wii

January 29th, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · 5 Comments · Consoles, Firaxis, Industry

IGN is reporting that 2k Games has put the Wii version of the upcoming console Civilization on hold “indefinitely.” The DS version goes on, though it looks a lot like other turn-based strategy games on that platform, only more crowded and a little uglier. Plus, it has ninjas.


5 Comments so far ↓

  • Scott R. Krol

    Upon seeing the screenies did anyone else immediately think, “Civilization: Advance Wars”?

    Ah well, I’ll still end up picking it up I’m sure.

  • Troy

    Yeah, the DS has a very Adv War look to it. The 360 and PS3 versions, though, look really original.

  • Chris Nahr

    Well, as they said on Qt3 they looked at Advance Wars to see how to make a strategy game work on the DS. More power to them since that series is excellent in every way!

    Also, you really need those chubby cartoon icons to make a game playable at that low resolution. Age of Empires DS tried for a more realistic look, and the result was an unsightly and barely playable mess IMO.

  • Scott R. Krol

    But Panzer Tactics went for a more grounded look, and I think they pulled it off fine. The cartoon look always seems more like a designer’s personal choice, and probably a marketing decision (it’s a DS game, no one over 12 plays these things), than a real need.

  • tatertot18

    I was mildly interested in this for the Wii, but I guess with another update for Rhye’s and Fall for BTS I’ll keep picking away at that between games of Victoria and HOI2.