I got this console Civilization game for free with my Xbox Live Gold subscription that will end very soon. Maybe this version of Civilization is dumbed down enough that a strategy game idiot like me will be able to get into it.
My first serious game of Civilization is going great. Playing on Chieftain level (easiest), I'm steamrolling my enemies with my Samurai Knight armies. I have recently invented Gunpowder, which should also help.
And now to destroy The French.
OK, I captured Paris, which housed J. S. Bach for some reason. I always wanted to have that guy on my side. :)
The French are done.
completed the game on Chieftain (1/5) difficulty.
The Japanese achieved a Domination victory in 1860 AD over Mao, Saladin, Napoleon, and Montezuma.