I would have posted this in the "general discussion/off-topic" portion of this site's forum if it actually had one, but since it doesn't appear to do so I will just have to post this here. I hope I am not braking any rules. Anyways, if you are like me and don't want to play Civ 5 until it has been patched more and perhaps been upgraded with an expansion pack or two, but are still dying to play some kind of a empire management game then you might want to consider doing what I did and invest some money into the complete edition of Galactic Civilization 2 which is basically just a slightly more complex version of Civ 4 but in space. I bought the game earlier today and the level of customization is amazing, as is the AI. For those who want to learn a little bit more about the game and why it is so good, here is the gamespot review for it. Note that the Ultimate edition includes 2 expansions and the reviewer is only reviewing the vanilla game (though there are also 2 separate reviews for the expansions as well for those willing to read those). A few screenshots: A noteworthy feature is the ability to create your own alien races and even give them their own personality if it is controlled by the AI. That coupled with some simple modding has resulted is stuff like this: Anyways, I really hope that this kind of thread isn't braking the forum rules, the point of this thread isn't to tell everyone to stop playing Civ 5, but merely to point out that there is another really good "Civ like" game out there (and before people ask, yes it is also turn based) and that people might want to consider checking it out while Firaxis addresses most of the major issues with Civ 5. I mean you will have to wait anyways regardless of what you want to do, so what do you have to loose? Its also worth mentioning that the game has almost literally no copy protection, so you don't have to deal with any annoying DRM/STEAM or anything of that sort. In fact you don't even need the CD key unless you want to download updates/patches. Anyone else planning on having a bit of fun with GC 2 while we wait for Civ 5 to be patched/upgraded? Discuss!