Not sure whether or not to get CivRev? I’ll make it pretty easy for you:
- If you’ve played and enjoyed a previous Civ game, you’ll love it. The graphics are great, the controls are solid, and it’s a well-built title. It’s a bit expensive ($9.99 right now), but not too bad. Plus, there is a free version available.
- If you’ve never played a Civ game, this might not be for you. The turn-based action can feel a bit stale, but the feeling of nostalgia can help overcome that for people that grew up with Civ.
There are a few minor bugs that I expect will be fixed soon (badly mis-matched battles), but it’s a fairly polished app. It runs well, and it hasn’t crashed on me yet.
Best of all is the free “lite” version that is available. The lite version is a very complete game by itself, and will be more than adequate for most users. If you find you need a bit more, then the $9.99 price isn’t a very big deal.