Civ 4 Beyond the Sword. Afterworld scenario. I want, very much, to like it. Could someone involved in creating it please reply: 1. Is the game totally broken and buggy to the point that it is unplayable? That is very much how it seems. If so, why would Sid Meier even allow it to be included? 2. Why can't you zoom out? 3. Why can't you tell how many hits a character has left before dying? 4. Many of the special ability icons seem to do nothing. It is not clear HOW to use / deploy abilities. Why isn't there a distinctive sound or visible effect, so you know that something happened. For example the green grid cube DOES appear, you can see it. 5. Why don't things work? I deploy the green protection cube, and it does NOTHING, the zombies walk right through it, they attack right through it. 6. It would be fair and reasonable if the zombies hid in dark areas of the map, but they seem to just Magically pop into existence randomly. That is immensely frustrating and tedious. Is this just my imagination? 7. I got the pyramid shaped device named something like deception or decoy. I carried it to a console, and NOTHING HAPPENS. Why? 8. Where is the MANUAL explaining the mechanics, the interface of the game?? 9 Something ENRAGING is that if you tell a figure to move somewhere, it suddenly takes a strange path somewhere else. You end up with a stranded character. This needs to be fixed. 10. Why isn't there a sound effect, or a visible thing to let you know that something has worked. I click on "upgrade" or "heal" and it is as if the game just ignores me. WHERE is the number/ chart/ bar/ something to show how much life a character has left? Every fifteen seconds, "GAME OVER YOU LET SOMEONE DIE" gets old very fast.