I can't really judge C2C to harshly, as the only system that I can get it to run on is the significant others WIN 8 lappy. From my limited play, I would say it's an interesting mod. Still, my personal preference has always been RI, especially the Earth map scenario. My only gripe would be TT's. But that aspect of Civ has always been an issue... Of course, if the RI Gods have somehow significantly improved TT's, I'd be more than happy to make them an offering of the wife's home made CC Cookies .