Stretchy Man, could you please provide links to where you pull the quotes from? Some of these quotes are hard to get a meaning from without their context... e.g. "All of this means there's much more to diplomacy in Civ V than simply trading things. Shafer." As it is, all you're doing is chopping off the parts from quotes to make them look as embarrassing as possible. Most of these quotes are probably responses to questions in interviews, right? As for criticising the devs in their marketing of the game? What do you expect? As best I can tell you're pulling quotes from several months worth of communication with the media. Gamers beg for pre-release info and the devs of civ tended to give us a bit more info than last time round, before the game was released. Of course one has to expect it all to put it in a positive light, probably more than the game deserves. Re the 'making of' video, I suspect that was mainly put together by 2K guys. I don't think Firaxis are that up themselves. Or were those quotes taken from a Firaxis dev?