May 26, 2007
More on Civilisation IV classification
This is not to say that Civilisation IV doesn't thoroughly deserve its PG rating. I just feel the OFLC should be warning of a broader range of dangers in its consumer advice. In the case of Civilisation IV, these should include:
- Addictive qualities. Any game whose exit dialog includes the option "Wait... just one more turn..." might just as well have a warning on the box saying "Gateway game for crack. Parental guidance recommended."
- Weak puns. The feeble gag about "Caesar" and "salad" alone should have earned them a consumer advice warning, not to mention three quarters of an hour alone in a soundproofed room with Gary "The Cosh" Buttafuoco.
- That it insists, in game after game, that Buddhism was founded by the Spanish in 3600 BC.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference More on Civilisation IV classification:
Glad you seem to be getting more out of it than I managed. I played one game, started another, then decided to sell it to Ray's CDs (now Beatniks). Back to Age of Empires and Obvlivion for me.
Posted by: Robin at May 27, 2007 4:44:00 AM
Nooo... I have spent days reshaping the world with the cleansing fire of jihad. I had to give up Civ after I realized how much of my life I was wasting.
The funniest thing I had happen was while playing as Germany - I invaded France with Panzers and I suddenly entered a Golden Age. I wondered if it was a coincidence.
Posted by: S. at Jul 1, 2007 7:32:25 PM
Have to admit that I am addicted to CivII-IV... even now! :D
Posted by: Jacqui at Sep 19, 2008 1:10:31 PM