Hi, i used to thoroughly enjoy civilizations 1 and 2, as well as alpha centauri. Then came civilizations 3, and while i liked the new ways of winning and strategic ressources concept, many features felt tacky, and i went back to alpha centauri, eventualy moving to galactic civilizations. The one element that got me to move away from the franchise the most, however, is the move to 3d. I absolutely abhor 3d in civilisations, it forces to zoom in, it's harder to see discern terrain types per tile, as well as units, it's just a huge hassle that i've hated from the first. This weekend i saw the 75% rebate on steam, for civ5, the game and all xpacs and dlc for 13$, so i figured, hey i might as well try it, maybe it's better. The strategic view instantly drew me in, and my only complaint is that the designers purposedly left informations and pop ups out of it so we'd be forced to spend time in 3d mode (ugh, NO!). And yet, no matter how much i love the partial return to 2d, i miss features that have always been a key part of the game, and i keep hearing good things about civ 4, on these fronts. So, i was wondering, does civ4 have anything like the strategic view from V? If it does, i'm an instant customer, otherwise, i'll just go back to galciv and forget i ever came back to my first turn based strategy love.