Sorry but this game is not ready for release. The Civ name written on the box doesn't mean more than potential and hype. I had really hoped for an improvment over Civ 4. I don't care about how a game looks, I just want it to not do STUPID things.(read the myriad of other posts for examples ad nauseum.) The most fun I've had lately playing vids has been with Plants Vs. Zombies($10). That game looks like hell but you know what...it's actually fun. Civ may be a lot of things but fun I'm not so sure about anymore. You Civ mavens have done so much amazing work making Civ 4 functional; it just seems a shame(again) that Firaxis seems content to milk the Civ name and put out shlocky products over and over again. If the A.I. is junk so is the game. Period. Does anyone else find it strange that the expectation of actually making this heap of over-wrought dung into a workable product is expected to fall on the modding community and not the program developers themselves? Ad copy I found for Civ V: Hey guys this has the potential to be a decent game, simply fork over $50 and wait 18 mos. for the progs at Civfanatics to fix it. Feel the heat! Civ V... " Return of the infinite beta." ...not to mention the thing is an un-godly CPU pig.