Gisteren vescheept, nu gereviewd. PC.Ign bekeek de laatste Civilization titel. Deel 1 was niet echt vernieuwend en de overname door Activision was duidelijk zichtbaar. Vooral de Sid Meier fans zagen het ontbreken van de hand van de meester.

Deel 2 is er niet beter op geworden. Met een 6 voor Gameplay zou men bij Activision echt het advies van Sid Meier kunnen gebruiken.For a game that aims for epic scope, Call to Power II ultimately misses its target. Yes, your empire expands and evolves over thousands of years, and the research tree is staggeringly large. Still, it feels as if the game takes on too much at once and does it too abstractly. It would have been better to reduce or reorient the focus to city building and management or to combat instead of slightly covering those, plus diplomacy, trade, scientific research, and on and on. Nevertheless, it's satisfying to watch your cities grow and prosper over the centuries, and gradually to gain newer, more powerful units. And even if combat is boring, it's still fun to conquer enemy cities. In the end, though, Call to Power II simply lacks the focus and emotional engagement that would lift it out of mediocrity.

Helaas, misschien dat het wel lukt bij deel 3.