I love Civ V and previous versions of the game as well. What I DON'T like about the new system however is the addition of STEAM, which requires you to be online to install and play the game even if you've purchased the CD box version. (You can make a change to disable the online requirement for game play, but it is not intuitive or easy for casual gamers.) I've had the game refuse to load due to high server load at the STEAM site, despite the fact that the game was already installed and I had been playing that very day.
I understand that we're moving away from CD distribution in games, music, movies etc... but there's gotta be a better way than this. I also dislike my computer game advertising at me with other games as I turn the game off every time... another STEAM addition.
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