30 Day Challenge Video Game Edition: Day 10!

Happy Saturday Novas! Welcome back to day number 10 in our 30 day blogging challenge! You’re welcome to comment or even participate in the challenge to talk about some of your favorite video game topics! I love this challenge because it’s a quick way to make sure that you are blogging everyday! And did I mention it’s fun! Shout out to our other blogging buddies that are participating in the challenge : The Shameful Narcissist, Thero159 & Khinjarsi! Feel free to check out their answers to the questions of the day as well! If you are also participating in the 30 day blogging challenge, let me know so that I can read your responses! Now on to today’s topic:

Day 10 – Best Game-Play

What I love about video games is that everything is subjective to what your personal interests are. We have gamers that love First Person Shooters (FPS), Gamers who love Strategy and RTS (Real Time Strategy) games. We have our fighting community, our RPGs (Role Playing Games) and even our puzzle gamers. Today’s question is definitely going to be based on your personal tastes more than anything.

My first choice for Best Game Play is a RTS game known as Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution. Civ Rev on Xbox 360 was my first encounter of a Real Time Strategy game in quite some time. I remember my friends on Xbox were telling me about the game and there was a free trial available so I gave it a go. I fell in love and since then , I have played and purchases Civilization 5 & 6 on PC. With Civ Rev, you select a leader (leader’s from history like Lincoln, Genghis Khan and Napoleon and build your cities. Each leader will have special advantages based on the type of civilization you are controlling. For instance, the Romans and Caesar have a cultural bonus boost, the Germans are military force and the Japanese have boosts to science and technology. You will use these bonuses to try and win a victory before the other players in your game.

What Makes this game amazing? – I love that there are so many moving parts to think about when you are playing. You start with 1 group of settlers and you have to create your capital city. The strategy comes in by deciding what’s going to be the best way to start off your civilization. Certain areas of the map allow you to obtain core resources that are essential to your city’s development and growth. Green spaces provide food for the population, mountains provide production for your buildings, water provides science for your colony’s advancement, all of those things are taken into account when playing. Once your city is established you are in charge with developing your city and taking over! diplomacy

Another feature of the game is that you can create armies and take over other cities. The win requirements of a normal game would be by Domination Victory, Economic Victory, Cultural Victory or Scientific Victory. The first player to satisfy the win requirements for any of these options wins the game. Domination Victory means that you have captured all of the other capital cities in the game by force. Launch your warships, ready the tanks or catapults if you’re brave) and send your troops to take over. Any cities captured are added to your civilization and will bring their resources to help your fight! Check out the official trailer below.

Welp! This post ran longer then I thought with my choice of Civ Rev so this will be the only game play option today (can you tell I really love this game lol)! Have you played any of the Sid Meier’s Civilization games? Which games are your picks for best game play? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂



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