Just going over these two interviews, it's actually quite shocking how little these interviewers seem to want to know about this game. You could say this is a given, seeing as how they have to cover literally hundreds of games and so there's only so much they could ask beyond the basics, but look again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omAxYLalgAI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJONminMmMk With the exception of Green Plaid Shirt Guy, the interviewers do seem familiar enough with BE to know what kind of questions they should be asking, especially Ben Moore in the GT interview. He was even in an earlier discussion musing about the new diplomacy system and wondering if and how "actual diplomacy" will play out. Yet in the actual interview with the lead designers, he never even touches on those questions. And then of course you had some godawful questions being selected, from the irrelevant (Mario-related questions) to the repetitive ("Did mods affect your ideas for BERT?"). Meanwhile, during the IGN video, the interviewer brings up a lot of questions that actually were circulating among the community, but then doesn't bother following through with them. For example, he asks about the aliens and mentions how they didn't really seem to be all that was promised (being their own faction, being more interesting than barbarians, etc.), but then seems satisfied that this has been addressed with the leashing ability. I'm sorry, but what? How are concerns about how the aliens are basically avoidable right up until you can mop the floor with them using higher level units being addressed at all, let alone by the leashing ability? The leashing ability is literally just clicking and taking control of an alien unit. That's it. That's all it is. In no way does it give the player any more insight into the supposed ecosystem of the planet or the "behavior" of the aliens. It's just a Harmony ability for your explorer to grant you control over another unit. Why not take part in interviews with actual Civ players - you know, your key demgraphic?