Okay, been a bit slow on playing full games. Did several short ones to learn the ropes a bit before wading into the deep end. And yet, now that I have I find the endgame less satisfying than I could have imagined. Does anyone else think that the modern, atomic, and information ages pass way too fast? All those years of building archers and horsemen and cannon and wham, suddenly you're into bi-planes and satellites and nukes. Where's the incremental build up to modern techs? I'm playing Roosevelt in my current game and I've already researched modern armor while my neighbors are barely into infantry. I just invaded Greece to get rid of that annoying little civ and everyone has DoWed me. Not that it seems to matter much since I'm so far ahead in tech they can barely touch me. But still, it seems most of the game deals with ancient times and then swiftly skips into the modern eras, and poof, then the games over! I'm used to playing L O N G games of 28 to 36 hours in Civ III (still the best Civ release ever IMHO). Now, after only a few hours the current game is closing down before I really get to feel successful. I may not win as India is ahead in a religious victory, but I lead in all other win categories. Even if I am declared the winner, it'll still feel like a letdown and not a victory over all my AI opponents. The end game in Civ VI feels neutered, with fewer decisions to make, and seems to offer less compelling gameplay then ever.