I am a civ veteran and I just picked this game up. I do have to say it rocks. I've been reading the complaints on this forum about this game. All i have to say is HUH? There isn't a perfect game out there so stop nit picking at the poor things about this game. It is so much freaking fun! Just making a huge colony and managing the economy is enough for me to have oodles of fun! 3 chears for this game!