(EDIT: The title of this thread is not mine, this thread was supposed to be about the game's writing in general, not the Civiliopedia specifically. Intrusive moderators merged my thread with another one which had the current title) Thought I'd start a different kind of complaint thread that doesn't have to do with gameplay. Text in civilization, such as the historical flavor text in the Civilopedia, used to be a pleasure to read. But in this game it feels like most of it was written by someone not only inexperienced, but whose native language may not even be English. The Civilopedia is rife with grammatical errors, and uses banal sentence constructions the likes of which I'd expect from children's literature. More jarringly, this also extends to voiced text: In several cases I've seen the advisor girl's voiceover ad-lib her lines because they are so poorly written in text, probably sighing internally at the low quality of the writing. Even the very first line you are greeted with every time you load a game is perplexingly stupid: "From the first stirrings of life beneath water... to the great beasts of the Stone Age... to man taking his first upright steps, you have come far." This sentence alone has several huge problems. First off, are they seriously implying that mankind walked on four legs in the stone age, or that this was the age of dinosaurs? This fails at grade school level history. Civilization games START in the stone age. How could a mistake like this even happen? Second, who the hell "has come far"? Mankind? But the previous sub-sentence referred to mankind in third person! This sentence closer doesn't work at all and feels like it was tacked on because the writer didn't know how to end his trail of words. I'd also like to point out the unnecessary capitalization of stone age, and the inelegant use of ellipses. All this is "nitpicking", I know, but as someone who values writing quality it's really annoying to see stuff like this front and center in a game franchise that used to be known for its academic merits. Anyone else bothered by this?