I've been trying to get back into BE, I really have, but I keep going back to Civ V. I started wondering why that is, and I think I've got it figured out. Its the little things that this game doesn't have that just kill it for me. For instance, there is nothing lovable (or hateable) about the leaders in this game. In Civ V each leader is a unique character that has quirks that I've come to enjoy. The leaders in BE just annoy me, they are cold and bland. I don't see Elodie land as my neighbor and go "Awww crap, not Elodie!" like I would if I see a Greek scout show up in Civ V. I have no connection to any of these leaders, and that really sucks a lot of the fun out of it for me. Another thing is resources. When I see a big chunk of land open in Civ V I'm checking it for resources and getting excited by what I find. In this game I'm like "Oh, 2 Floatstone and some tubers...or is that fiber? What the hell do they do again?" It just isn't as fun. I've played each of the civ's in this game, and each time it all feels the same. I don't feel like I'm playing a different game each time through. There is nothing interesting or unique about it. I feel like I'm forcing my way through each game, and its disappointing because I had such high hopes for Civ in space. This game gets a few things right with the quests and excavations and cool things like that, but I just can't get attached to it like I did with Civ V.